The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has reported that about 74 refugees have lost their lives on Thursday in a shipwreck off the Libyan coast.
According to the report, 47 survivors were rescued by the joint efforts of Libyan Coast Guard and fishermen.
The report further says that over 120 people were onboard the ship, including women and children. 31 corpses have so far been recovered, as search for others intensifies.
In a similar development, a Non Governmental Organization, RARDUJA International, has intensified its campaign against irregular migration, even as the year rolls by. The RARDUJA International boss, Hon. Eddy Duru hinted this during one of the organization’s radio program, aimed at reeducating Africans on the risks and dangers of unplanned journey abroad.
According to Hon. Duru, RARDUJA is not relenting in this effort, until everyone becomes fully aware of the risks and dangers associated with unplanned migration.
The Nigerian born German lawmaker used the opportunity to call on good spirited individuals and government, to partner with RARDUJA International by sponsoring some of its programs. He added that community leaders can also mobilize their people and invite RARDUJA for proper reorientation, reeducation and sensitization.
It is on record that two ship accidents in the past two days have left 19 people dead, including two children. According to the UN report, there is only one rescue ship in use in the central Mediterranean.