Terrorist activity and violence related to ISIS in some Northern African countries has prompted the beginning of a mass exodus from the region. Those in fear of their lives and the safety of their family have begun to charter voyages by boat to countries on the other side of the Mediterranean. For many, these voyages are dangerous and life-threatening. There have been entire vessels lost in the sea, and reports of disasters on many other voyages. Humanitarian workers and rescue workers are currently working around the clock to help find missing travelers out in the Mediterranean, while many more passengers depart on their journey.
ISIS Related Activity In Northern Africa Creates Surge Of Migrants Headed To Europe
A sort of religious and ethnic cleansing has begun in North African countries like Libya. Although the strength of the Islamic State is still thought to be weak in that region, there have been murderous actions taken place against certain groups. ISIS fighters had kidnapped and reportedly executed a large group of Christians, and even other Muslims are at risk of danger.
Those at risk may feel like they have few options, and that dire actions need to be taken to protect their safety. For many this includes leaving behind their property and life’s work for a chance at a more stable future in other lands. Since Europe has been mostly free of the spread of the Islamic State and it is in close proximity to Northern Africa, countries like Italy have been taking in many refugees. The strain on the support and aid from these countries is being tested as the groups of immigrants begin to surge. There appears to be a sense of desparation as people begin to take their treacherous journey towards a new life in the European Union.
ISIS Related Activity In Northern Africa Creates Surge Of Migrants Headed To Europe.