More deaths in the Mediterranean as dozens drown in search of greener pastures

May 6, 2015 OPINION/NEWS

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Charles Ayitey

There has been yet another tragic case of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean following the sinking of a boat south of Italy’s Island of Sicily.

Humanitarian group, Save the Children state that survivors who arrived in the City of Catania report people throwing themselves into the sea as a rescue vessel was approaching.

So far, approximately 1,750 people, mostly from Sub-Saharan Africa, have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean in search of greener pastures.

The cost of living in several Sub-Saharan economies is documented to be on the rise, with instances of high unemployment and low literacy fuelling the thirst for emigration.

 

 

 

 

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Charles Ayitey 

Charles Ayitey is from Accra, Ghana and works as a Broadcast Journalist for Business Television Africa.

 

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