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08 May 2012 description

This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days.

Exhausted survivors from a boat carrying Somali refugees that landed on one of Malta’s most popular beaches this weekend have told UNHCR that five men and two women aboard perished during the week-long voyage from Libya.