At least two of the 30 or so Ethiopians killed by Islamic State in Libya on Sunday 19 April have been identified by their families in Addis Ababa. The families confirmed to AP that the two, Eyasu Yikunoamlak and Balcha Belete, left Ethiopia two months ago, and had been intending to try to migrate to Europe.

An analyst who works with persecuted Christians worldwide says it may not be too much speculation to suggest that, considering the current situation in Libya and the prevalence of illegal trafficking via the Mediterranean, most of the migrants who’ve gone to work in Libya are in transit.