Names of migrants who died in the Mediterranean presented at Parliament
For months now the death toll of immigrants attempting to reach Europe via boats crossing the Mediterranean has been rising.
The image below shows the names of the over 700 migrants who died in the most recent incident. It was compiled in a list which was so long it had to be rolled in a scroll, before being laid down on the floor of the European Parliament today.
There are still heated debates going on in the Parliament regarding the time it takes for European countries to respond to such tragedies. Due to recent changes in legal sea routes and stricter border control measures, the Mediterranean crossing is now more dangerous than ever before.
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