MEDreport November 2021

curated by Silvia Decina, Sara Tosoni and Gabriele Suriano

In the month of November, the number of people forced to flee across the Mediterranean and managed to arrive in Italy is 11,245.
Since the beginning of this year, the number of people who have arrived in Italy is 62,941.

Departures from Libya and Tunisia did not stop even on days when the sea was very rough despite the continuous and often brutal interventions of the socalled Coast Guards of those two countries. Mid-month, yet another massacre of migrants was added to the endless number of massacres of migrants, taking place in the sea directly off Libya’s coast. The IOM, the United Nations Organization for Migration, reported from Libya that a fragile boat carrying approximately 90 people had capsized off Zuara, in western Libya, resulting in at least 75 deaths. In recent months, there have been more departures from Libyan and Tunisian coasts compared to the same period last year.

Moreover, there still aren’t enough monitoring and rescue resources at sea to avert similar tragedies. Just the day before this innumerable tragedy, Medecins Sans Frontiers’ humanitarian ship, Geo Barents, carried out its third rescue in 24 hours in the same area. 99 live bodies and the lifeless bodies of 10 people asphyxiated at the bottom of the boat that carried them were brought on board.


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These data are based on information provided by the Ministry of the Interior’s Department of Civil Liberties and Immigration.
These data refer to landing events recorded by 8:00 a.m. on November 30, 2021