MORE BABIES DROWN

More babies died in Greek waters today as migrants risk their lives trying to escape to freedom.

A baby and two children lost their lives this morning trying to reach Greece from Turkey.

Crew on a yacht recovered the body of a baby, and the Greek coast guard recovered the corpses of two women and a boy, who had fled from war-torn Syria.

Also another boy, part of a group of about 110 people, drowned when he fell off a boat en route to the island of Farmakonisi. The rest of the people managed to get ashore.

 

Thousands now daily attempt to cross the Aegean Sea from neighbouring Turkey, a short trip but a perilous one in the inflatable boats the migrants use, often in rough seas.

Almost 400,000 people have arrived in Greece this year, according to the UN refugee agency UNHCR, overwhelming the cash-strapped nation’s capacity.