Italy: Save the Children return 13 bodies to Sicily as UN notes «remarkable» rise in migrant death toll

Some 240 migrants and 13 bodies were brought to Trapani in western Sicily on Friday, as Save the Children's ship, the Vos Hestia ship, returned from the search-and-rescue operation in the Mediterranean. Migrants were picked up in the central Mediterranean attempting to leave from the Libyan coast. The special operation was carried out by Save the Children' and the NGO 'Pro Activa Open Arms... Еще. Representative for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Marco Rotunno noted «a remarkable increase in the number of deaths» in 2017, voicing his concern over the rising number in comparison to the record breaking death toll of 2016. «As for arrivals,» he continued, «compared to last year, the numbers in general are the same. This invasion, in numerical terms, cannot be seen.»
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