UN envoy for Syria says migrant boat incident devastating


Joined Countries, Sep 26 (IANS) UN Exceptional Emissary for Syria Geir Pedersen has said that the transient boat occurrence off Syria that has left many individuals dead is pulverizing.

“It is destroying that handfuls died after a boat sank off the Syrian coast – – men, ladies, kids and the older among the people in question,” he included in a proclamation Sunday, adding that the passings might have been kept away from.


There is an earnest need to accomplish other things to address the underlying drivers of these developments, remembering the contention for Syria and the financial emergency in Lebanon, and to safeguard the most helpless so they are not constrained to settle on such hard choices, said Pedersen.

Human bodies started to be found on Thursday after the boat conveying unlawful travelers from Lebanon upset. By Sunday, reports put the loss of life at 94. The boat set off from Lebanon on Tuesday.

An UN representative said on Friday that the episode was lamentable, Xinhua news office detailed.

“It’s heartbreaking. It’s tragic, and to top it all off, we know these kinds of episodes are really preventable – – in the event that nations dealt with the progression of individuals, of relocation, of evacuees, in an organized way, in the event that the development of individuals was not passed on to the hands of groups of hoodlums and of bootleggers,” said Stephane Dujarric, representative for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

This is the kind of thing that has been a lot of in the psyche and in the core of Guterres dating from his experience as UN High Chief for Outcasts, said the representative, adding: “We send our profound, profound and genuine sympathies to every one of the groups of the dispossessed.”