1,300 migrants dead or missing off Tunisia in 2023: NGO News

TUNIS: More than 1,300 irregular migrants died at sea or went missing trying to reach Europe from Tunisia last year, a Tunisian rights group said on Tuesday.
Islem Ghaarbi, a migration expert at the Tunisian Forum for Social and Economic Rights, told a press conference that “1,313 people died or disappeared off the Tunisian coast, a figure never reached in Tunisia.”
Ghaarbi said at least two thirds came from sub-Saharan Africa, adding that the toll was “equivalent to approximately half of the deaths and missing in the Mediterranean” in 2023.

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