600 children have died trying to cross Mediterranean in 2016, charity says

600 children have died trying to cross Mediterranean in 2016, charity says
 

Data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and newly-analysed by the charity, highlights two children a day on average have died or disappeared between January 1 and September 26 2016.
The figures have been released by Save the Children to coincide with the third anniversary of a shipwreck off the coast of Lampedusa, Italy, in which more than 300 people were killed trying to reach Europe's shores.
Kevin Watkins, chief executive officer of the charity, said it was in the wake of the tragedy that European leaders promised "never again" as images of coffins and the... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 53
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