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23 migrants missing off Tunisia coast

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Published: 22:35, 18 May 2024  
23 migrants missing off Tunisia coast

Around 23 migrants are missing after setting off in a boat from Tunisia towards Italy, the country's national guard said on Saturday.

The national guard said it had deployed floating units and informed the navy to help in the search for the missing people.

It comes just days after a spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights said they were concerned about how migrants were being treated in the north African nation.

Tunisia is facing a migration crisis and has replaced Libya as a main departure point for people fleeing poverty and conflict in Africa and the Middle East in the hope of a better life in Europe.