"at Least 30 people missing since a boat with migrants on board sank off the city of Sabratha in western Libya, according to a spokesperson for the libyan coast guard."
"One of the boat's passengers said that there were 50 people on board when the boat sank, according to the spokesperson. The authorities in the country have previously said that at least ten people are believed to have perished in the accident."
"The vast majority of refugees and migrants trying to get from north Africa to EUROPE makes it by boat from the Libyan coast."
"About 2 300 migrants drowned or disappeared in the Mediterranean last year, according to the UN calculation. Human rights organizations claim that the deaths may have increased because fewer ships patrolling the Mediterranean in search of the wrecked migrants since the Italian government closed the ports for the vessels rescuing migrants."