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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Nigerians are the most rescued migrants' on the Mediterranean sea - European Coast Guards

According to the European border and coast guard agency, Nigerians are now the top nationality rescued after attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea to get to Europe.
Ewa Moncure from Frontex, the European border and coast guard agency, told Focus on Africa while revealing they have rescued about 8000 people from the Mediterranean sea.
'The top Nationalities are Nigerians but there are other migrants from Senegal, Ghana, Mali, and Guinea while some are from North Africa but in small numbers. The second largest nationality we have been seeing are Bangladeshis who fly into Libya to make the crossing to Europe.'

So far this year, we have rescued about 8000 people, just last week over 2000 were rescued, she said.

A few days ago, interior ministers from France, Germany, and Italy met in Paris for a meeting where they decided that they would produce a code of conduct for charities operating rescue boats in the Mediterranean and seek ways to assist the coast guard in Libya, the main migrant departure point.

They also plan to investigate how to help the UN refugee agency set up more camps in Libya.

6 comments:

Manuel Kunmi said...

sigh!! Nigerians never cease to dissapoint in every sphere

NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Na wa o


... Merited happiness

Anonymous said...

After all there president is abroad!

Anonymous said...

Benin people

tuRe said...

There are 2 angles to look at this. Either we are emigrating more than other nationals or God watches over us more. As in, other nationals emigrate as much as we do but perish in the water instead of getting rescued. I'll go with the latter.

Agbomen said...

So unfortunate!

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