Despite the numerous cases of deaths caused by irregular migration, people continue the sea and the desert, risking their lives.
According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM) at least 20 migrants have lost their lives in the Libyan desert. The IOM deplores and renews its call for stronger action to protect migrants along the Chad-Libya border.
Indeed, on June 28, the bodies of 18 people were reportedly found near the Chad-Libya border.
Libyan ambulance and emergency services say the group died of dehydration.
The death of twenty people in the Libyan desert is another wake-up call to the entire international community and a reminder that we are far from achieving the goal of leaving no one behind, the mantra of the 2030 Agenda. The loss of life we are witnessing in the Mediterranean Sea and in the deserts of southern Libya is both unacceptable and preventable, » said Federico Soda, IOM Chief of Mission in Libya.