| 14 April 2024, Sunday |

1 dead after 3 migrant boats sink off Tunisia

The Tunisian Defense Ministry announced on Tuesday, that the Tunisian coast guards recovered the body of an irregular migrant and rescued 97 others after their boats capsized off the country’s eastern coast.

Three boats carrying irregular migrants sank off the coast of the city of Sfax and the Kerkennah Islands, the ministry said in a statement.

Tunisian authorities stop illegal migration attempts and arrest hundreds of irregular migrants on almost a daily basis.

For years, Maghreb countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania and Morocco have witnessed attempts by migrants mainly from sub-Saharan Africa to reach Europe, hoping for a better life. While some of the migrants manage to reach their destination, others often die during the journey.

  • Anadolu Agency