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[Field News] Refugee ship sinks off the coast of Tunisia… 13 dead, 27 missing

Reuters reported on the 8th (local time) that a refugee ship bound for Europe sank off the coast of Tunisia, North Africa, killing 13 people and leaving 27 missing.

A local law enforcement official said that there were 42 Sudanese people on board the ship, and that two people, excluding those who died or went missing, were rescued.

Tunisia, close to southern Italy, is home to a constant stream of migrants from Africa and the Middle East trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe on refugee ships.

In particular, as crackdowns in Libya, the previous route, intensified, refugees flocked to Tunisia rapidly.

The ship involved in this incident also suffered disaster after departing from Sfax, eastern Tunisia, a major departure point for refugee ships.

While they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take, this is my body.” Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them. When they all drank from it, he said, “This is the covenant of my blood, which is poured out for many.” It is the blood of (Mark 14:22-24)

Lord, we hear the heartbreaking news that Sudanese people have died and gone missing after a refugee ship departed from Tunisia bound for Europe.

They live a difficult life day by day and risk their lives to head to Europe, dreaming of a better future, but death rules over them.

However, we believe that Jesus gave his body and blood on the cross for them.

Their only hope is Jesus Christ.

Please have mercy on the youth in Tunisia and North Africa who are risking their lives dreaming of vain hopes without Jesus, and now allow them to enjoy the true life and hope in Jesus Christ.

Please help them come to Jesus Christ, who gave them eternal life by giving his body and blood.

So, may all the peoples of Tunisia, Sudan, and North Africa worship only Yeshua, their Savior!


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