On the coast of Libya found the bodies of 74 of migrants
On the beach near the Libyan city of Zawiya found the bodies of 74 of migrants. About it reports Reuters.
By words a press-the Secretary of the local branch of the red Crescent Mohammed al-Misrati, all the victims are natives from African countries South of the Sahara. Of the cause of death not reported.
#Libya: Tragedy again today as #RedCrescent recover bodies of 74 people from a boat washed ashore near #Zawiya#StopIndifference #migration pic.twitter.com/YarPI5mYEG
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The Libyan coast is the main starting point for most migrants trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean sea.
On 3 February between the EU and Libya signed an agreement under which the territory of the North African country will be created camps for refugees funded by the EU.
As follows from the agreement, the migrant will stay in the camps until “until they are deported or voluntarily agree to return to the country from which the profit”. The transaction was approved by all European leaders: they hope that this will help stop the flow of refugees across the Mediterranean.
At the same time, the Office of the UN high Commissioner for refugees criticized the agreement: according to its representatives, the forcible placement of the migrants in the camp means that they will live in the notoriously poor conditions and they will be to abuse. As stated by representatives of international organizations, in the existing camps there were cases of coercion of migrants to labor, torture and rape.