600 feared dead as boat capsizes off Libyan coast

Despite obvious dangers involved, numbers of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean keep increasing

Despite obvious dangers involved, numbers of people risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean keep increasing

A boat carrying about 700 African migrants trying to cross into Europe has capsized in the Mediterranean Sea near the Libyan Coast, according to reports.

As it went down underwater the giant boat dispatched distress signals and the Italian authorities and other international navy partners have rushed to the rescue.

The International Organisation of Migration (IOM) says rescuers have managed to save at least 100 people.

The development comes a day after IOM announced more than 2000 people had died in the Mediterranean thus far this year trying to cross to Europe.  A staggering 188,000 people had been rescued.

The organization describes “this route (Mediterranean) as the deadliest for migrants in search of a better life.”

A big chunk of Migrants and refugees who make to the shores of Europe settle in Italy, and other European countries.

Over the past few the French Port of  Callais has grabbed the headlines as between 3000-5000 migrants are stranded their and keep attempting to cross to the UK via Eurotunnel.

Hundreds have lost their lives within the tunnel itself because of the desperate measures they risk like hoping on trucks, and trains.

UK Police have intensified crackdown on these Callais Migrants but still people keep risking.

The International Organisation of Migration (IOM) has urged European countries to adopt a comprehensive migration strategy to address the broader issue in lieu of their “knee-jerk” or “stop-gap’ reactions and measure of erecting fences and arresting and detaining migrants.