Tag Archives: Boat Tragedy

Lampedusa: Diaspora Youth Assist in the Repatriation of Victims of Trafficking to Eritrea

We call upon the Italian government to respect the wishes of the victim's family and allow the speedy return of the Eritrean remains, with out further delay.
We call upon the Italian government to respect the wishes of the victim’s family and allow the speedy return of the Eritrean remains with out further delay.

By Y-PFDJ,

(Lampedusa – 14 October 2013) – The Y-PFDJ team has been in Lampedusa for almost 24 hours and the facts and situation on the ground is nowhere near hyped hysteria and propaganda depicted in the media since the unfortunate tragedy unfolded. The atmosphere is understandably somber. There is a sense of deep reflection as this has been a traumatic and tragic experience. At this time, the focus is on mourning the dead, and bringing their remains home for burial. The survivors are highly suspicious and apprehensive about talking to the media and our approach, as well as protection of their privacy is important. Continue reading Lampedusa: Diaspora Youth Assist in the Repatriation of Victims of Trafficking to Eritrea

Tragedy in Lampedusa: A Day of Mourning

“Condolences to the families who have lost their dearest ones in the Lampadusa disaster. Time for urgent action to ensure this never happens again.” Yemane G.Meskel, Director, Office of the President

A great loss, tragic and heartbreaking

By TesfaNews,

The Eritrean community in Italy have declared Sunday 6th of October 2013 to be a day of mourning through out the Eritrean Communities in Italy following scores of Eritrean migrants death after their boat caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.

Eritreans, friends and well wishers can visit the nearest Eritrean Community centers in town and express their condolences. Continue reading Tragedy in Lampedusa: A Day of Mourning

Hundreds Dead, Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Italy

The Italian coastguard brings survivors of Thursday’s tragedy to the harbour in Lampedusa

By Reuters,

More than 300 people drowned or were feared dead after a boat packed with African migrants caught fire and sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, one of the worst disasters of Europe’s chronic immigration crisis.  Continue reading Hundreds Dead, Missing as Migrant Boat Sinks off Italy