The tragedy, the biggest of its kind this year, has intensified the UN refugee agency’s calls to open safe pathways for refugees who otherwise take perilous journeys to escape poverty and war.
The people on the boat had set off from Zuwara in Libya towards Europe in an inflatable boat, which sank nine miles away from the Tunisian port town of Zarzis.
In this episode, we begin with a tribute to comrade Abhimanyu, a young activist of the left-wing Students Federation of India, and a student of Maharaja’s College in Kerala, who was martyred on July 2, 2018.
Migrants have become the latest victims in the proxy wars between global and regional powers
According to reports, around 60 people ended up dead or missing among the 75 people on the boat that was headed to Italy from a northern Libyan port
Political analyst Aijaz Ahmad and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkaystha talk about the developing situation in Libya.
The Women’s Refugee Commission report details the atrocities faced by refugees in camps in Libya, and the brutality of the Libyan Coast Guard, both of which have been financed by the European Union in an attempt to prevent the inflow of refugees
Using tear gas and rubber bullets, a Libyan coastguard team, on November 7, forced at least 79 refugees and migrants to disembark from a vessel that had rescued them from drowning in international waters.