At least 26 refugees, including 18 children, drowned in two new tragedies in the Aegean Sea, in the worst immigration crisis affects Europe since World War II .
at dawn a wooden boat in which they traveled more than a hundred people sank in the sea area of the islands of Kalymnos and Kalolimnos, while another barge was drifting in northern Rhodes.
in rescue operations, which were rescued 144 people from the two boats involved four ships of the Greek Coast Guard vessel Frontex, Super Puma helicopter and several fishing boats. In total, the Coast Guard recovered the bodies of 26 people, including 18 children.
However, the Greek authorities today continue the rescue operation of about 30 people who went missing in a back in the north of the island of Lesbos, very close to the Turkish coast shipwreck.
with today's victims in the first 10 months of the year and 3,329 refugees drowned in the Mediterranean, rather than around 2014, when the death toll I reached 3,279 dead, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported.
Many of the refugees, most of whom aim to reach Germany, come from Syria, plunged in a civil war for four years and a half, but also from other countries in conflict like Iraq, Eritrea and Afghanistan.
the route from the Turkish west coast to the Greek island of Lesbos is still currently used by many refugees, despite the weather worsened due to European autumn
. Source: Telam