11 migrant bodies pulled out of the Mediterranean off Libya



Rescuers from the Red Crescent  recovered 11 migrant bodies 20 kilometers east of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on Sunday.

Migrants, mainly from West Africa, are taking to the sea from Libya in flimsy rubber boats, trying to reach Italian islands and Europe, where they have little hope of being granted asylum.

People smugglers continue to take advantage of the political situation in the North African country, launching migrant vessels to carry hundreds of people across the Mediterranean to Europe.


The death toll in the Mediterranean is estimated to be 4,636 this year, 1,000 more than in all of 2015.

The Red Crescent however said that they needed more supplies to recover 5 more bodies said to be in the water.

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