That is what the head of the Libyan coast guard operations, Colonel Tawfik Alskir told Sky News. “People, when they are rescued, call their friends to tell them that there are on European ships just 20 miles off the Libyan waters saved,” said the colonel. He then denounced the lack of available means and resources Libyan authorities have to address the issue, so much so that, in his opinion, by the end of the year a record number of migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to reach Europe.
In Libyan cities, Sky News reported today, people from countries in sub-Saharan crowd the streets looking for work, hoping to raise money for the crossing, approximately 750 Euros.
One of them, Haroon, knows the statistic of which a migrant out of 23 will die during the journey, but he says he’s not afraid and that the trip is worth the risk, because once arrived in Europe he will be able to earn much money, how he does not know , to be sent to his family in Niger.