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Thousands of migrants fleeing poverty and conflict in Africa and the Middle East make the dangerous journey by sea to reach Europe.
These migrants are hapless, helpless and homeless. Very often the bid for a better life ends in tragedy as the briny turns the grave for most of these migrants, after their boat sinks.
More than 1,100 migrants have died or are missing at sea after attempting to cross the Mediterranean this year.
In the latest incident, at least 12 people died on Saturday when a boat loaded with asylum-seekers sank in the Ionian Sea, the Greek coastguard said.
"So far 12 bodies have been recovered. The search and rescue operation continues," the coastguard said.
The boat, with around 50 people on board, took on water near the island of Paxi during an apparent attempt to reach Italy.
The IOM estimates that there remain more than 60,000 Nigerians in Libya among roughly 600,000 migrants from 39 nations, most of them with no legal documents, held in camps, prisons, private houses or brothels.
Several Mediterranean nations said Saturday the European Union’s border agency Frontex needs to work inside third countries to stop smugglers from endangering the lives of migrants by sending them off to Europe on risky boat trips.Such centers would help diminish the allure of smugglers, allowing people with legitimate fears for their safety in their home countries to safely travel to European countries which have accepted their asylum claims.
South Texas has long been the busiest area for illegal border crossings. migrants ride in vehicles though Border Patrol checkpoints to San Antonio, the closest major city, from which point they disperse across the United States.
Around 2,000 migrants approached Melilla at dawn Friday and more than 500 managed to enter a border control area after cutting a fence with shears, the Spanish government's local delegation said in a statement.
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