Death by migration at EU border

At least 270 migrants and refugees died at the EU gates the last month. It is the worst bulletin since the beginning of 2008: 179 of them between Libya, Malta and Italy. Victims also between Algeria and Sardinia (14), in Spain (45), Iran (30), Turkey (1) and along the Egyptian border with Israel (1).For more information on migration into the EU click http://fortresseurope.blogspot.comMeanwhile, the journey of Fortress Europe across the Mediterranean continues. After the reportage from Greece, Israel and Turkey we dedicate this monthly report to the worrying and unknown situation of undocumented migrants in Cyprus.At Brindisi one Afghan 16 years old were found dead inside a truck on the Ionian Quuen ferry coming from the Greek port of IgoumenitsaAnsa10/09/08AntiguaThe skeleton of 8 African migrants were found on a 12 meter wood craft going adrift about 7 miles off Falmouth Harbor. Several cell phones and a Malian passport were found, leading to suspect the travelers were sailing to Canary islandsAssociated Press09/09/08MaltaA woman died moments before a German rescue helicopter reached a boat 60 miles off Malta to airlift her to Mater Dei hospitalTimes of Malta09/09/08EgyptEgyptian police shot dead 2 migrants at the Israeli border, bringing to 22 the number of migrants killed at the frontier this yearReuters08/09/08SpainOne migrant have died in the hospital Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, in Gomera, after his arrival in the Canary islandsEl Pais05/09/08AlgeriaOne body found at Oued Saboun, near Skikda, drowned on the way to SardiniaQuotidien d’Oran03/09/08MaltaThe tanker Johann Schulte rescued 85 shipwrecked migrants on a dinghy 97 miles south of Malta. They claimed to have lost 5 peopleTimes of Malta04/09/08SpainThe bodies of 14 migrants who died from hypothermia were found on a boat intercepted 5 miles from Canary islands. The survivors said they had been adrift for 12 daysEl Pais30/08/08Algeria14 migrants hailing from Skikda and Annaba provinces in eastern Algeria drowned in the open sea between Algeria and Sardinia after their boat overthrewEl Khabar28/08/08Tunisia5 men drowned after their boat sank near the island of Zembra, off Sidi Da’udTunisa Watch28/08/08Western SaharaMoroccan authorities intercepted a migrants boat with 51 passengers on board. Among them, the bodies of 6 people died during the travelLe Monde27/08/08Malta70 migrants reported to be missing 55 miles south of Malta, after a large rubber dinghy taking them to Europe capsized. The eight survivors were rescued by the Maltese fishing boat Madonna di Pompei. Three corpses were discovered by a German helicopter of the Frontex patrollingReuters26/08/08SpainA cargo ship rescued 25 migrants from a sinking boat off Almeria, but survivors said up to 35 others died as the boat drifted for three daysAP24/08/08Malta77 migrants rescued from a drifting dinghy by the merchant vessel Stadt Goslar, 53 miles south of Malta. One of them said 27 people drowned two days before, after their boat capsized off LibyaAnsa21/08/08Iran30 Afghans were killed and 83 injured when a truck overturned in southern Iran province of Fars, near the village of KhiarehAFP19/08/08EgittoEgypt police killed a Sudanese migrant at Israel border. Since the beginning of 2008, bringing to 20 the number of Africans killed at the border so far this yearReuters19/08/08TurkeyA Somali national drowned off Didimi after a migrants boat capsizedReuters12/08/08ItalyAccording to a group of migrants landed in Ognina, near Siracusa, a man and a woman died during the crossing of the Strait of Sicily and their bodies were left in the seaAnsa05/08/08SpainThe body of a migrant washed ashore at Aguadú, in MelillaDiario Sur04/08/08Libya75 Somali have been missed after the two tiny boats they were on board sank off the Libyan coastsMareeg04/08/08SpainThe corpse of a migrant was found in the sea of Rincón en las Palmas, on the island of Gran CanariaEuropa Press02/08/08SpainThe body of a migrant was found in the sea of Calahonda, in Motril, near Granada

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