More than 90 people drown in Mediterranean trying to reach Europe

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According to a report released by AJPlus, over 90 people drowned in the Mediterranean this weekend trying to reach Europe. Over 22,000 have died or gone missing since 2014. The UN condemned Europe’s unequal treatment of asylum seekers: It ended rescues in the Mediterranean but accepted 4 million Ukrainian refugees.

The United Nations in a statement said there is serious need for peaceful talks to end the war in Ukraine.

Source: AJPlus

Source: AJPlus

United Nation’s full statement

The war in Ukraine is one of the greatest challenges ever to the international order and the global peace architecture, founded on the United Nations Charter.Because of its nature, intensity, and consequences.

We are dealing with the full-fledged invasion, on several fronts, of one Member State of the United Nations, Ukraine, by another, the Russian Federation – a Permanent Member of the Security Council – in violation of the United Nations Charter, and with several aims, including redrawing the internationally-recognized borders between the two countries.  

The war has led to senseless loss of life, massive devastation in urban centres, and the destruction of civilian infrastructure.

I will never forget the horrifying images of civilians killed in Bucha.

I immediately called for an independent investigation to guarantee effective accountability.

I am also deeply shocked by the personal testimony of rapes and sexual violence that are now emerging.

The High Commissioner for Human Rights has spoken of possible war crimes, grave breaches of international humanitarian law and serious violations of international human rights law.

The war has displaced more than ten million people in just one month –
the fastest forced population movement since the Second World War.

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Rosemary A. DiCarlo, UN Secretary General for Political and Peaceful building affairs
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