International rescue organizations on Friday condemned the inaction of European and Libyan authorities after at least 120 asylum-seekers were believed to have drowned off the coast of Libya.The volunteer rescue hotline Alarm Phone alerted humanitarian group SOS Méditerranée on Tuesday, saying three boats were in distress in the Mediterranean Sea.Alarm Phone said it had been in contact about the boat on Wednesday with European migration authorities, who told the group to speak with Libyan officials.\u0026nbsp;\u0022States abandon their responsibility to coordinate search and rescue operations, leaving private actors and civil society to fill the deadly void they leave behind.\u0022 —SOS Méditerranée\u0022The Libyan coastguard, however, refused to launch or coordinate a rescue operation, leaving the 130 people out in a rough sea for a whole night,\u0022 it said.After conducting an hourslong search, SOS\u0026nbsp;Méditerranée found dozens of bodies in the sea near a capsized vessel, which they found northeast of Tripoli.The deaths of the refugees, Alarm Phone wrote on social media, \u0022prove the need for safe\u0026nbsp;corridors of migration and the abolition of violent border guards and\u0026nbsp;institutions.\u0022Death at sea is\u0026nbsp;not an accident but the outcome of actions and inactions taken by\u0026nbsp;European and Libyan actors. These events prove the need for safe\u0026nbsp;corridors of migration and the abolition of violent border guards and\u0026nbsp;institutions.https://t.co/YqdXnB5KpO— Alarm Phone (@alarm_phone) April 23, 2021\u0022The people could have been rescued but all authorities knowingly left them to die at sea,\u0022 Alarm Phone told The Guardian.The deaths of the more than 120 asylum-seekers are just the latest losses in a crisis that has killed more than 350 people in the stretch of sea that the boat was traveling in this week, according to SOS\u0026nbsp;Méditerranée.Authorities have seized a number of NGO rescue boats in the past year, keeping them in Italian ports. Prosecutors have also opened investigations into the humanitarian groups.\u0026nbsp;Nicholas Romaniuk, a search and rescue coordinator for SOS Méditerranée, told Al Jazeera in 2019 that European authorities have \u0022complete disregard\u0022 for the lives of asylum-seekers traveling through the Mediterranean by way of Libya, often on vessels launched by human smugglers.\u0026nbsp;\u0022These boats are not made for sea. They are then loaded with men, women, and children and sent out at sea without any life-saving appliances,\u0022 said Romaniuk. \u0022If anything happens, it\u0026#039;s almost certain these people will die. It hasn\u0026#039;t seemed to matter to the European authorities. No matter how much I stress to them, and repeatedly, that there are people in danger and I can\u0026#039;t get through to the Libyans, the answer has always been to keep trying them again.\u0022Following the deaths of the refugees this week,\u0026nbsp;SOS Méditerranée accused European and Libyan authorities of \u0022deliberate inaction.\u0022\u0022States abandon their responsibility to coordinate search and rescue operations, leaving private actors and civil society to fill the deadly void they leave behind,\u0022 the group said.Eugenio Ambrosi, chief of staff of the International Organization for Migration, also condemned officials.Reports of at least 100 lives lost in the Central #Mediterranean today. These are the human consequences of policies which fail to uphold international law and the most basic of humanitarian imperatives. https://t.co/KjeYOMYJpU— Eugenio Ambrosi (@AmbrosiEugenio) April 22, 2021\u0022These are the human consequences of policies which fail to uphold international law and the most basic of humanitarian imperatives,\u0022 Ambrosi said.