58 migrants drown on the dangerous journey from the Gambia to Europe

Boat with at least 150 on board capsized in the Atlantic ocean off Mauritania's coast, informs the united nations. at Least 58 migrants have perished in the

58 migrants drown on the dangerous journey from the Gambia to Europe

Boat with at least 150 on board capsized in the Atlantic ocean off Mauritania's coast, informs the united nations.

at Least 58 migrants have perished in the Atlantic ocean off the Mauritanian coast in the western Africa, informs the united nations in Geneva.

The International Organization for Migration, a UN-institution, says that it managed for 83 persons to swim to shore.

Survivors say that there were at least 150 people on board the crashed vessel - including women and children.

the Vessel sailed from the Gambia from 27. november.

The migrants, who saved himself in the country, got help in Nouadhibou, which is Mauritania's second largest city.

- the Authorities in Mauritania is very effective in the coordination of rescue efforts in cooperation with aid organisations in Nouadhibou, said Laura Lungarotti, as the IOM's chief in the west african country.

The injured are admitted to a hospital in Nouadhibou, says the IOM.

The perilous crossing from west africa to Europe, was formerly a much used route for migrants who wanted to go to Europe to search for work and increasing prosperity.

the Accident Wednesday, is one of the deadliest, since Spain in the middle of the 00's increased its patrols in the passage.

Although some of the most fast-growing economies in Africa located in west africa, fighting the west african countries continued to create enough jobs for the many young people in the countries.

Therefore, there are still many who embarks on a variety of perilous routes to Europe.

But the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Europe, has fallen significantly this year compared with last year.

It showed a statement from the IOM at the end of november according to the news agency dpa.

From January to 24. november 2019 was 23.000 migrants reached the Spanish coast. It is half as many as in the same period in 2018.

According to the IOM due to the development in particular, better cooperation with the authorities in Morocco.

/ritzau/AFP

Updated Date: 05 December 2019, 17:00

You need to login to comment.

Please register or login.

RELATED NEWS