29 people were found dead after a boat carrying migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia

The sinking of two boats carrying South African migrants in the Mediterranean Sea led to the death of at least 29 people.

According to Reuters, the Tunisian Coast Guard announced that at least 29 people died after two boats carrying South African migrants sank off the coast of Tunisia, trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea and reach Italy.

Regardless of this tragic incident, in the last four days, five boats have sunk on the coast of Sfax, Tunisia, and 67 people are missing and 9 people have died.

The Tunisian Coast Guard has announced that in the last four days, it has stopped about 80 boats carrying refugees heading towards Italy and detained more than 3,000 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan African countries.

According to United Nations data, at least 12,000 migrants who reached Italy this year started their journey by sea from Tunisia. In the same period in 2022, this figure was 1,300 people.

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has said that if financial stability is not guaranteed in Tunisia, European countries will face a flood of migrants on their shores. Meloni asked the International Monetary Fund and some countries to help this country as soon as possible to prevent the collapse of Tunisia.


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