Twenty-seven individuals have died after their boat capsized off the coast of Mauritania, UN companies mentioned on Friday.
A ship capsized on Thursday off the West African coast between the Mauritanian metropolis of Nouadhibou and Dakhla in Western Sahara.
Rescue operations by the Mauritanian coastguard discovered one survivor, who was introduced again to Nouadhibou, in response to a press release by the Worldwide Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the refugee company UNHCR.
It’s believed that the boat embarked in the direction of the Canary Islands from Dakhla some days in the past earlier than dealing with issues with the engine.
Passengers, largely from sub-Saharan Africa and together with Guineans, have been stranded on the boat and started affected by excessive dehydration, the assertion added.
The IOM and UNHCR referred to as for extra efforts “to dismantle the smuggling and trafficking networks that thrive off the desperation of migrants and refugees seeking to journey to Europe by arranging these journeys.”
Many refugees and migrants transit by Mauritania in north-west Africa, earlier than trying to cross the ocean to achieve Europe.
In December, greater than 60 our bodies have been recovered off the coast of Nouadhibou after a ship carrying migrants, certain for Spain from Gambia, capsized within the space.
Edited By: Fatima Sule/Silas Nwoha (NAN)