Save Refugees Left Drifting and Starving on Italy's Coast
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UNHCR, President of the European Parliament, Prime Minister Monti
Hundreds of refugees from Africa are continuous left drifting at the Mediterranean Sea while European coast authorities deny emergency assistance. In our Eritrean community for example, we had so many families mourn the death of their young children who had made the harsh and very risky journey through Africa to flee dictatorship, and who died at Sea. Just recently young men, pregnant women, and children were left drifting on a boat at Sea for 23 days, although Italian coast guards regularly passed by in ships. Most of those young people who were looking for a life in freedom died on that boat of starvation and exhaustion. Europe is simply watching and standing by.