The Mediterranean is increasingly becoming a sea of death. Since 2014 more than 10,000 people drowned in it. Doctors Without Borders repeatedly rescues hundreds of refugees from death off the Libyan coast.
The number of deaths is "likely to be an underestimation," MSF said as it could not survey all refugee settlements in Bangladesh. More than 630,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar to escape violence in Rakhine State.
A Bundeswehr vessel has rescued 102 migrants off the coast of Libya. In a dramatic few days of rescue missions, a further 50 migrants were airlifted after being stranded in the Aegean Sea between Turkey and Greece.
Doctors Without Borders says "hostility" from Libya has forced it to suspend offshore rescues of boat migrants by its ship, Prudence. Libya recently told non-governmental groups to stay away.
The UN has accused the EU of "turning a blind eye" to brutality faced by migrants in Libya. It follows a report from Doctors Without Borders that made similar claims.
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