More than 70 children dead since Alan Kurdi: Save the Children
Oct.30, Abuja: Save the Children said more than 70 child have died attempting the same crossing between Turkey and Greece as three-year-old
Syrian boy Alan Kurdi. Alan’s body was found face down on a Turkish beach last month - prompting worldwide outrage about the plight of refugees travelling to Europe.
Save the Children in a statement issued on Thursday night said that the short Aegean Sea crossing was becoming more deadly as winter weather set in.
The statement was issued as an extensive search continues off a Greek island for at least 34 people missing after their boat sank in one of the largest maritime disasters since a massive refugee influx began earlier this year.
The people, including five children died after four boats sank off Greece near the island of Lesbos on Wednesday. Eight more people drowned at two other locations, bringing the day's total death toll to 16.
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