IOM: Mediterranean migrant deaths reach 840 this year

IOM: Mediterranean migrant deaths reach 840 this year
# 06 August 2019 20:00 (UTC +04:00)

"Deaths recorded on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through almost seven months of 2019 are at 840 individuals – or about 45 per cent of the 1,517 deaths confirmed during the same period in 2018", the IOM stated, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The number of migrants and refugees who died or disappeared in the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe has reached 840 people so far in 2019, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Tuesday.

According to the IOM, since the beginning of 2019, 39,329 migrants and refugees have reached Europe via the Mediterranean, 34 percent less than the last year. Most of them have arrived in Spain (18,947 people) and Greece (13,568 people).

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