Tripoli — A GLOBAL medical organisation has expressed outrage on the recurrent drowning of refugees and migrants at sea on their method to Europe.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF or Medical doctors With out Borders) mentioned some European Union (EU) member states had been complicit within the deaths.
The emotions come days after a shipwreck left 130 individuals useless within the central Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast.
The tragedy on Friday is the most recent in a collection of drowning.
“This unacceptable loss of life toll is additional proof of the lethal penalties of EU Member States’ insurance policies of non-assistance at sea,” mentioned Ellen van der Velden, MSF’s Operations Supervisor for Search and Rescue and Libya.
“For years now, they’ve entrusted search and rescue duties to the Libyan Rescue Coordination Centre, which has as soon as once more failed to satisfy its coordination mandate in its huge zone of accountability.”
“For a way for much longer will we have to denounce the complicit inaction of European and Libyan maritime authorities, to be able to keep away from this carnage?” requested van der Velden.
The official mentioned individuals desperately fleeing violence and abuse in Libya continued to embark on perilous sea journeys, solely to be intercepted and introduced again by EU-supported Libyan Coast Guard or left to die in the course of the ocean.
“Our ideas are with the households of these perished at sea and with the group on board the Ocean Viking.”
Ocean Viking is a rescue ship.