A 17-year-old woman from Côte d’Ivoire told the BBC the story of her amazing rescue after three weeks of drifting into the sea with 59 people, only three of whom survived, including Aisha.
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Aisha is young Ivory Coast He is 17 years old and was rescued by an officer in the Spanish Air Force, during a mission, who discovered a weak boat drifting in the ocean between the waves. Of those on board, only three were still alive, including a teenager. The three survivors were in critical physical condition. They roamed for 22 days and were completely dehydrated.
Aisha provided the BBC with some details about the tragedy that occurred after he boarded the plane.
“After two days, there was no more water or food. On the fourth day there was no more gasoline.”
The boat found itself at the mercy of the winds and currents. Many of the passengers could no longer get up and demand a drink.
And she continued, “We took shoes to give them sea water.”
She added that they arrived at first but “did not have the strength” to throw the bodies into the water. A total of 56 people on board died. The three survivors were taken care of and the boat carrying the bodies was returned to the port of Tenerife.
The girl left her country last November for Mauritania, where she got on the boat. The BBC added that only her older sister was aware of her plans to undertake this perilous journey.
Repetition of dramas
The boats loaded with migrants They are regularly found in the sea. And so, just three days ago, on May 13, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) announced that at least 17 of these people had disappeared in a shipwreck, after their boat was found. Off Tunisia.
“A boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia. 17 migrants are missing. There are two survivors. They have left Libya,” said Flavio de Giacomo, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration’s Mediterranean Coordination Office.
A boat carrying 19 people crashed off the Tunisian coast. Currently, there are 17 missing and two survivors leaving from Zuwara, Libya.
A boat capsized off the coast of Tunisia.
17 migrants have been reported missing. 2 survivors. They left Libya
– Flavio de Giacomo (fladig) May 13, 2021
One of the biggest tragedies dates back to April 22, when a rubber boat with about 130 people capsized in the Mediterranean.
No survivors were found despite the help of the Ocean Viking, who arrived too late.
On May 13, MSF announced the resumption of search and rescue activities in the central Mediterranean, in order to rescue those trying to cross the sea to flee Libya. In this context, the organization states that since the beginning of the year, more than 500 people have died in this sector.
According to French culture, as of May 6, about 120,000 people arrived in Spain, Italy, Greece, Malta or Cyprus by land and sea between January 2020 and May 2021.
Also, this phenomenon was not spared from the Canal and the North Sea. On May 13, Belgian Rescue Services informed Gris-Nez Regional Operational Surveillance and Rescue (CROSS) that migrants found themselves in difficulty when their boat began taking waters off the coast of Dunkirk. He said that the eight outcasts were quickly spotted and taken care of The Maritime Governorate of La Manche and the North Sea, Indicating that they were all safe.
Two days earlier, the cross recovered 29 outcasts from the Malo-les-Bains dam. A similar operation was launched on May 10 to save 14 people.