28 July 2012

Somalia: At Least 100 Somali Immigrants Rescued at Libyan Sea

Tripoli — Libyan media report that the Coastguards patrolling the Mediterranean sea rescued Nearly 100 Somali immigrants, after their small boat sank off the coast of Libya, the sea near Italy on Friday.

The illegal Somali immigrants made up 90 persons and mostly of women and children spent hours floating in limbo on the sea and hanging on to tuna pens after their ferry sunk hundreds of miles south of Libya.

Many young Somali immigrants risk their life to reach the European countries, which saw heavy influx of illegal migrants through northern African coasts by tiny boats in a bid to get better future than the one in Somalia.

The smuggling season normally stops in October, and resumes again in April.

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