Save the Children Restarts the Rescue Petition After 700 Migrants Drowned

by Sangeeta Haindl
May 5, 2015 5:00 PM ET
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In April a major rescue operation took place in the Mediterranean after as many as 700 migrants were feared to have drowned just outside Libyan waters, in what could prove to be the worst disaster yet involving migrants being smuggled into Europe. The passengers are often locked in the hold of the ship, meaning they have little chance of survival in an ­emergency.

This tragedy is now considered the worst migrant boat disaster since the Second World War; only a handful of survivors were found by the Italian coastguards and fishermen. Every woman and child on board is feared to have drowned. Save the Children, one of the primary aid agencies working on this issue, believes countries in Europe can help stop the scandal of children drowning in these waters. 

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Sangeeta Haindl writes on women and children; social innovation; social enterprise and social entrepreneurs. She is the owner of Serendipity PR, in London, U.K., where she works with high-profile brands and organizations in the public, non-profit, and corporate sectors, winning awards for her work from the communications industry. She describes herself as a Spiritual Entrepreneur, Conscious Explorer, and Futurist. She enjoys helping others, paying it forward, and being a mum.