2 children drown every day trying to migrate to Europe
February 19, 2016 - Uncategorized
The number of children dying en route to Europe is increasing, and there are no signs it will slow down any time soon.
On average, two children drown every day in the Mediterranean while trying to reach safety in Europe, according to a report from UNHCR, UNICEF and the IOM released on Friday. During the first six weeks of 2016, 410 people drowned on this route — a figure 35 times higher than those reported at this time last year.
“We cannot turn our faces away from the tragedy of so many innocent young lives and futures lost — or fail to address the dangers so many more children are facing,” UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake said in a statement Read more…