The picture of the small frozen physique of Syrian little one Aylan Kurdi mendacity on a seashore in Turkey shouldn’t be forgotten. Europe, hesitant concerning the immigration disaster, was shocked in 2015 when his image was unfold via newspapers and social media. The world additionally wakes up. Many individuals’s views on immigrants have modified.
Harmful migration to Europe and drowning within the Mediterranean Sea kills numerous folks yearly. Most of those miscreants are from Asia, the Center East and Africa. Salil Samadhi occurs to many of those folks when the 2 eyes with the dream of change of future name to Europe with their arms clasped. The variety of Bangladeshis on this crew isn’t much less. Though there have been comparatively few folks on the lethal voyage final 12 months as a consequence of journey restrictions all over the world because of the Corona epidemic, the variety of unlawful voyages to Europe started to extend once more in 2021.
In accordance with the Worldwide Group for Migration (IOM), in 2021, as prior to now, many couldn’t survive the unsure journey. For instance, as of July this 12 months, 7,417 migrants and refugees had reached the Spanish Canary Islands by sea. At the least 250 folks misplaced their lives throughout this journey.
A latest report by Caminando Fronteras (Strolling Borders), a Spanish NGO engaged on immigration, stated the demise toll could possibly be six instances increased than IOM estimates. The shipwreck of the sinking migrants didn’t match the destiny of many boats.
Immigrants attempt to enter Europe by way of a highway bordering Croatia. Bangladeshis additionally reside on this group
Immigrants attempt to enter Europe by way of a highway bordering Croatia. Bangladeshis additionally reside on this groupFile picture: Reuters
As of November this 12 months, 1,84,160 migrants had entered Europe illegally, in response to Frontex, a coalition of European border guards and the Coast Guard. This quantity is about 80 p.c increased than the time earlier than the onset of the Corona epidemic. And 45 p.c greater than in 2019.
Frontex has described a number of routes in Europe as extraordinarily dangerous. The Mediterranean route is probably the most harmful of those. This route is likely one of the prime decisions for immigrants getting into Europe illegally. As of November, about 74,400 unlawful immigrants had entered Europe utilizing the route; Which is about 69% greater than final 12 months and 360% greater than in 2019. Tunisians, Egyptians and Bangladeshis are on the prime of the listing. Bangladeshis primarily use this route from Libya to cross the Mediterranean. Their primary vacation spot is Italy.
Bangladeshi youth are going extra
Residents of Bangladesh are on the prime of the listing of people that have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe. On the threat of their lives, 18 Bangladeshis misplaced their lives in a ship sinking on June 21 on their technique to Italy from Libya. The Tunisian Coast Guard rescued 360 folks, together with Bangladeshis, from the Mediterranean Sea. Earlier, on June 24, the Tunisian Coast Guard rescued 26 folks; Of those, 264 are Bangladeshis.
In accordance with the United Nations Excessive Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), a complete of twenty-two lakh 24 thousand 245 migrants from completely different international locations have come to Europe by sea from 2014 to June this 12 months. 21,606 folks misplaced their lives on the best way as a consequence of varied causes together with boat sinking.
In January this 12 months, Bangladeshis have been residing a dehumanized life within the Bosnian city of Velika Claudusa
In January this 12 months, Bangladeshis have been residing a dehumanized life within the Bosnian city of Velika ClaudusaFile picture: Reuters
A examine by BRAC discovered that folks between the ages of 26 and 40 have been the most definitely to enter Europe. Most of them are between 31 and 35 years outdated. Chatting with 2,264 Bangladeshis getting back from Europe and Libya in the previous few years, it’s discovered that extra folks from Sylhet, Sunamganj, Madaripur, Munshiganj, Shariatpur, Dhaka, Noakhali, Kishoreganj, Brahmanbaria and Comilla districts have tried to go to Europe on this approach. One particular person has spent 3 to fifteen lakh rupees to go to Europe.
Unsure future journey
After the Mediterranean route, Bangladeshis use the Balkan route extra. In the previous few years, about six and a half thousand Bangladeshis have gone to Europe via this route. Lots of of Bangladeshis are nonetheless trapped within the jungles of Bosnia. One among them is Tahsan (pseudonym). Listed here are some painful reminiscences of his journey throughout the Mediterranean to Italy: