Tunisian families of missing migrants desperate for information
23 October 2022 | 3:20 pm
Families of over 20 migrants drowned at sea call on Tunisian authorities to do more to recover the bodies of their loved ones. And on the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction, the UN's weather and climate agency is sounding the alarm over disaster readiness, saying half of the world's countries are not prepared should disaster strike.
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A bus carrying foreign migrants careened off the road and fell into a ravine in northern Mexico, leaving 18 people dead. The driver has been detained.
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A baby was one of two victims after a boat carrying migrants and refugees capsized off Tunisia. A similar tragedy, off the northern French coast, left six Afghan nationals dead.
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