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MSF Recovers 12 Bodies Off Libyan Coast After Another Mediterranean Shipwreck

HeadlineJun 10, 2024

Doctors Without Borders recovered the bodies of 12 asylum seekers off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean Sea and transported another 165 survivors of a shipwreck to Italy on Friday. Rescue workers warn the victory of the far right in EU elections will lead to more migrant deaths. Following the rescue mission, MSF blasted the “devastating and bloody European policies on migration and non-assistance for people taking the Mediterranean.” This is the head of the Red Cross in Spain’s Canary Islands describing the treacherous journey undertaken by thousands each month.

José Antonio Rodríguez Verona: “It’s a journey that, depending on where it starts, means up to 10 days at sea, where anything can happen, such as the ship sinking, tough weather conditions, storms. … It’s a route that has already taken on many lives, some of which we know about and many others we don’t, because they have disappeared.”

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