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

May 6, 2015 OPINION/NEWS




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.






Charles Ayitey 

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



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