Boats of migrants from Libya may be sunk

UN says 400 African migrants feared drowned in Mediterranean

Migrants from Tunisia arrive at the refugee camp on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa. Photo courtesy of The Guardian.

The Guardian reported on two boat of 400 African migrants going missing in the Mediterranean. They were seeking to travel to Italy.

The boats left Libya on March 22 and 25. One was carrying 335 Eritreans and the other 68 Eritreans and Ethiopians.

Italy has begun evacuations from Lampedusa of 3,000 Tunisians who reached the island.

Graphic by Marlena Chertock.

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About Marlena Chertock

Marlena Chertock's first collection of poetry, On that one-way trip to Mars, is available from Bottlecap Press. Her articles have appeared in The Washington Post, Marketplace, and WTOP. Her poems and fiction has appeared in The Deaf Poets Society, Moonsick Magazine, and Paper Darts.
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