Libya: Bodies of Deceased ‘Migrants’ Wash Ashore

Belongings of deceased 'migrants' wash shore along with their bodies on the West Coast of Libya. (Google Images)

Belongings of deceased ‘migrants’ wash shore along with their bodies on the West Coast of Libya.
(Google Images)

Lindsay Isaac of CNN is reporting the bodies of deceased ‘migrants’ are washing ashore on Libya’s beaches. The bodies of those fleeing Libya in hopes of reaching Europe to start a new life are now returning to the western coast from which they fled. The bodies are posing a problem for the country that has “no stable, functioning government” to take control of the situation.

Isaac writes:

“Mohammed Misrati, spokesman for the Libyan Red Crescent Society in Tripoli, says most of the migrants’ bodies wash up along a stretch of Libya’s western coast, in Zuwara, Khoms and Sabrata — where many of their journeys began.

‘We collected 40 bodies in just one operation in Zuwara,’ explains Misrati, adding that while he doesn’t have exact numbers, he believes the problem is ‘much worse’ this year.

‘It’s a problem we’ve faced for a long time but it’s never been this bad,’ he says. ‘In previous years it used to be in the dozens, now it’s in the hundreds.'”

The International Organization of Migration reports nearly 2,000 ‘migrants’ have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea this year.

Read more at CNN.

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