Confirmed news sources have it that Tunisia had foiled six irregular immigration attempts to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe this week.
National Guard spokesman, Hosam Eddin Al-Jababli, in a statement, said the attempts had been thwarted by naval forces on Jan. 6 and 7 with 230 irregular migrants rescued.
However, the statement did not provide details about the nationalities of the migrants. And for years now, North African countries such as Tunisia, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, and Morocco have witnessed attempts by migrants – mainly from sub-Saharan Africa – to reach Europe, hoping for a better life.
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In any case, while some of the migrants manage to reach their destinations, others often die during the journey.