Boat Carrying at Least 700 Migrants Capsizes off Greece

Geneva – At least 700 migrants were believed to be on board a boat that capsized off the Greek island of Crete Friday, with hundreds still missing, the International Organization for Migration said.“Over 250 people have been rescued from a shipwreck off Crete which is believed to have left Africa with at least 700 migrants on board,” the organization said in a statement.Along all Mediterranean routes, more than 2500 people have died trying to reach Europe since the beginning of the year, with the vast majority of the fatalities occurring on crossings between Libya and Italy. Some 204,000 migrants and refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe since January, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday.More than 2,500 people have died trying to make the perilous journey this year, with the vast majority of them on crossings between Libya and Italy.With MAP

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