Published on Oct 3, 2013
Volker Türk, UNHCR’s Director of International Protection, commented on the Lampedusa boat tragedy off the Italian island of Lampedusa today in Geneva, Switzerland.
Of the estimated 500 passengers on the boat, believed to be Eritreans, only 147 have been rescued so far. The boat, which originated from Libya, caught fire half a mile from the coast.
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