Hundreds of Horn of Africa Migrants Drown off Libyan Coast

Over 400 Eritrean & Ethiopian boat migrants are feared to have drowned after the bodies of 70 Eritreans were discovered just 20 kilometers off the coast of Libya. Libyan authorities discovered the unidentified bodies and immediately buried them in an undisclosed location.

One of two boatloads of migrants fleeing the violence in Libya arriving at Haywharf in Pietà, Malta. Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi

Al Jazeera reported more than 800 Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali & Tunisian refugees have fled Libya this week alone, many of them reaching Malta.

Thousands more remain in Libya, either in refugee camps as shown below, or in hiding as illegal residents who fear of attacks by the rebels or gangs.


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