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1,091 Migrants Die at Mediterranean since Early 2019

Published : 22-11-2019

1,091 Migrants Die at Mediterranean since Early 2019

The International Organization of Migration (IOM) reported that 95,600 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 20 November, roughly an 8 per cent decrease from the 104,535 arriving during the same period last year.  

Deaths recorded on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through 20 November stand at 1,091 inpiduals—or about 51 per cent of the 2,137 deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018.

According to the organization, arrivals this year to Greece and Spain are at 53,163 and 22,544, respectively, (75,707 combined) accounting for about 79 per cent of the regional total, with the balance arriving in much smaller numbers to Italy, Malta and Cyprus. Arrivals to Greece are running approximately 84 per cent ahead of 2018’s totals from this time. Arrivals to Spain are more than 55 per cent lower.  

2019 is the sixth year of IOM’s efforts to systematically record deaths on migration routes worldwide through its Missing Migrants Project. Since the beginning of 2014, the project has recorded the deaths of 34,028 people, including 2,866 in 2019.  

Due to the challenges of collecting information about these people and the contexts of their deaths, IOM said the true number of lives lost during migration is likely much higher. Missing Migrants Project records should only be viewed as indicative of the risks associated with migration, rather than representative of the true number of deaths across time or geography. 

AGPS figures estimate that 50 Palestinian refugees from Syria have drowned on route to the European Continent since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, in 2011.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9379

The International Organization of Migration (IOM) reported that 95,600 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 20 November, roughly an 8 per cent decrease from the 104,535 arriving during the same period last year.  

Deaths recorded on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through 20 November stand at 1,091 inpiduals—or about 51 per cent of the 2,137 deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018.

According to the organization, arrivals this year to Greece and Spain are at 53,163 and 22,544, respectively, (75,707 combined) accounting for about 79 per cent of the regional total, with the balance arriving in much smaller numbers to Italy, Malta and Cyprus. Arrivals to Greece are running approximately 84 per cent ahead of 2018’s totals from this time. Arrivals to Spain are more than 55 per cent lower.  

2019 is the sixth year of IOM’s efforts to systematically record deaths on migration routes worldwide through its Missing Migrants Project. Since the beginning of 2014, the project has recorded the deaths of 34,028 people, including 2,866 in 2019.  

Due to the challenges of collecting information about these people and the contexts of their deaths, IOM said the true number of lives lost during migration is likely much higher. Missing Migrants Project records should only be viewed as indicative of the risks associated with migration, rather than representative of the true number of deaths across time or geography. 

AGPS figures estimate that 50 Palestinian refugees from Syria have drowned on route to the European Continent since the outbreak of the Syrian conflict, in 2011.

Short URL : https://www.actionpal.org.uk/en/post/9379