A few hours ago the news came that 50 migrants died in the sinking of their boat off the coast of the Libyan city of al Zawiya. Earlier, the IOM reported that at least 11 people had died after the raft they were traveling on sank. On board the latter there were a total of 24 migrants. The Libyan Coast Guard has brought back 12. The Astalli Center today expresses “condolences for the victims and deep sorrow for the families who are denied even to cry and give a proper burial to their loved ones”. “It is one of the evils of our time that more and more often passes in silence and in general disinterest – underlines Father Camillo Ripamonti, president of Centro Astalli -. A shame as Pope Francis recently reminded us and for this reason the Centro Astalli believes it is right not to stop giving news of every shipwreck that occurs ”. “We want to be a sort of media escort that shines a light on every victim of every shipwreck in the Mediterranean – reiterates Father Ripamonti -. It is our way of making ourselves the voice of the many migrants who do not have the right to speak in Europe. We want to remember and ask for each of the victims, a radical change of policies and vision that puts the Europe of rights and freedom back at the center of a sea that today we are leaving to traffickers who sell hope disguised as death to desperate human beings ”.