Ethiopia’s authorities will examine the reported deaths of 27 of its residents discovered dumped close to Zambia’s capital, Lusaka, a discovery that has “alarmed” the United Nations’ migration company.
Zambian police on Sunday, December 11 found the our bodies of 27 suspected Ethiopian migrants “lifeless from starvation and exhaustion” in a northern district of the capital Lusaka.
On Monday, the state Ethiopia Information Company stated its nation will ship specialists to the world to substantiate the identities of the residents who reportedly died whereas trying to cross into South Africa illegally.
Zambian police stated preliminary investigations confirmed the victims have been all aged between 20 and 38, and their our bodies had been dumped alongside a street by unknown folks. Officers discovered a twenty eighth man “gasping for breath” and he was taken to the hospital.
On Monday, the Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM) stated it was “profoundly shocked and alarmed” by the invention.
In a press release, it famous that the tragedy comes lower than two months after the our bodies of 30 Ethiopian migrants have been found in a mass grave in neighbouring Malawi.
Two years earlier, 64 Ethiopian males have been discovered lifeless in a sealed transport container in Mozambique.
The deaths spotlight the “pressing want” to deal with the challenges of irregular migration, together with by way of a transnational response to the smuggling of migrants and trafficking in folks alongside the “Southern Route” which runs from the Horn of Africa to southern Africa, the IOM stated.
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