Nigerian children rescued, mum drowns at sea (PHOTO)



Kunle Falayi with agency report
Two unidentified Nigerian siblings aged 11
and 10, were rescued in the Mediterranean on
Friday after losing their mother while on a
dangerous journey to Europe.
The heartbreaking photographs of the boy and
girl by Associated Press were published as they sobbed and comforted each
other aboard a rescue boat.

According to report, the children were part
of 150 migrants rescued by an NGO’s boat
while trying to make the journey from Libya
to Europe aboard an overcrowded craft.
A leading migration group had said more than
3,000 people had died while trying to cross the
Mediterranean this year, nearly a 60 per cent
increase from this time in 2015.
The latest rescue came after Italy on Thursday
launched a hard-hitting campaign on the
Internet, TV, radio and social media to warn
African migrants of the many dangers they
face in trying to reach Europe.

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