Description of the High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees (UNHCR), Antonio Guterres, on Wednesday, disaster refugees drowned in the Mediterranean b”Earth-shattering tragedy”.
And it drowned in the sea since the beginning of this year, more than 1600 During immigrants trying to reach Europe, to escape from countries torn by civil wars and violence.
At a conference in Washington of the Organization of American States, Guterres stressed the need for a mechanism to have the b”Effective ability to save lives at sea, because the current situation is appalling tragedy”.
He added that the “Italians have set up a very effective job, Mary Nostrum, to save lives” Illegal immigrants, but he expressed regret stop this process last fall.
It is noteworthy that the leaders of the EU countries are looking at an emergency summit Thursday the possibility of a military operation against smugglers in Libya, responsible for the deaths of thousands of migrants in the Mediterranean.