[PRESS RELEASE] European States’ political choices in the Mediterranean lead to more deaths at sea.


Thirty people perished last Sunday in the central Mediterranean, where they could have been rescued. Their loss, as the over 20,000 other deaths that occurred in the same area since 2014, are the result of deliberate, political European choices. SOS MEDITERRANEE calls on urgent re-establishment of efficient Search and Rescue coordination services in line with international law and deployment of dedicated assets in this abandoned stretch of the sea.