The little girl had left Lebanon for Europe with her mother, father and one and a half year old sister
Tragedy among migrants. A 4-year-old Syrian girl, Loujin, died of thirst on a boat blocked for days in the middle of the Mediterranean. Her little girl had left Lebanon for Europe with her parents and her one and a half year old sister. The news was reported by activist Nawal Soufi, who has lived in Sicily for years and is involved in rescues. “Her inconsolable crying would have moved even the stones. Do you have any idea what it means for a parent to see a daughter die in this terrible way?”, Commented the father, Ahmad Adbelkafi Nasif.
The family members, Syrian refugees in Lebanon who dreamed of a new life in Italy, were on a boat with 60 other people. “The boat was in the Sar (Search and rescue) area of Malta – explains Soufi, who received the SOS – and I immediately notified the authorities of Valletta. After a day of silence I was told that there was a ship approaching: ‘The rescue is only a matter of time’, I was told “. But this did not happen. “We emptied the hull with buckets, it was clear that we were shipwrecked”, says Nasif instead.
After about 10 days, the boat received help from a freighter flying the flag of Antigua and Barbuda. There has been nothing for Loujin to do while her younger sister is in hospital, hospitalized for ingesting large quantities of salt water in an attempt to quench her thirst, but she is not in danger of life. Even the parents of the little girl are doing well, at the moment they are all in Crete. “Our heart is in ashes,” says Loujin’s mom, whose last words before she died were “Give me a few drops of water, please.”
The activist’s post – “My baby, I’m sorry! I tried my best, but some very bad adults decided not to send you help. Excuse me and know that my heart was beating very fast every time that turaya you had called me back. aboard that boat. Now I know almost for sure, that two other adults are still missing, because they fell into the water during the rescue operations “, Soufi writes on Facebook and then reiterates to la Repubblica:” Malta could save them when they were taking on water , when they reported that the children were without water and food and were in danger of dying of starvation. Instead they left them there, until a four-year-old girl died of dehydration. There are all the calls recorded, all the positions of the boats photographed and sent to the coast guard: there is all the evidence to be able to say that this is a clear omission of help “.