meanwhile at the borders…

04.Sep.07: a cayuco carrying an esti­mated 70 immigrants from Sub-Saha­ran Africa has capsized en route to the Canary Islands, after setting off from Mauritania. four bodies have been recovered and according to a French journalist who was travelling on the overturned boat another 20 peo­ple have yet to be found. 38 people were rescued and transported by the Moroccan navy to the port of Dajla. (source:

01.Sep.07: one person was known to have died and three were feared drowned in another tragedy off Sicily involving would-be immigrants ar­riving in a flimsy vessel from Africa. (source: earth times)

30.Aug.07: twenty-five migrants are missing, and are presumed to have drowned in the Mediterranean off Malta, after a small open boat carry­ing 28 migrants was intercepted by a Greek tugboat. as the tug approached the boat, the migrants moved to one side and the boat capsized in choppy seas and only three could be recov­ered by the crew of the tug. (source: reuters alertnet)

26.Aug.07: italian Navy pilots located six bodies, believed to be those of afri­can would-be migrants, floating in the Mediterranean off the Italian island of Lampedusa. Five of these bodies have been recovered by a Italian Navy pa­trol boat. (source: malta today)

24.Aug.07: three migrants drowned when their boat carrying capsized in the Aegean Sea off the turkish town of Cesme in the western province of Izmir (source: international herald tribune)

20.Aug.07: One person died and three were seriously hurt when a patera carrying immigrants sank 80 miles SE of Fuerteventura on Sunday. Those injured are suffering from hyperther­mia and dehydration. (source: typi­

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