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The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way

Headline Title:  The death toll in the Mediterranean rises while Europe looks the other way 30 September 2014 A year on from the Lampedusa shipwrecks, which claimed more than 500 lives, a new report by Amnesty International highlights how the shameful inaction of European Union (EU) countries has contributed to a spiralling death toll with thousands of refugees and migrants losing their lives in a desperate bid to reach European shores. Amnesty International’s report, Lives adrift: Refugees and migrants in peril in the central Mediterranean, details the findings of recent visits to…

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