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Libya: Drownings skyrocket as European governments block humanitarian assistance

Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Libya, World
Thursday, July 12, 2018 — Amsterdam / Marseille - Over six hundred people attempting to cross the Central Mediterranean have drowned or are presumed drowned in the last four weeks alone, including babies and toddlers. These tragedies, which represent half of the total deaths at sea so far in 2018, took place as there were no longer non-governmental organisation (NGO) rescue boats active on the Central Mediterranean. One month ago, the search and r

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