Migrant boat capsizes near Syrian coast, more than 80 die

Migrant boat capsizes near syrian coast, more than 80 die

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The number of people who died after a migrant boat sank off the coast of Syria has risen to 86.

Most of them were fleeing Lebanon to escape an economic crisis.

Rula Amin, the Senior Communications Advisor/spokesperson at UNHCR Middle East and North Africa’s Director’s office, speaks to Al Jazeera.

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