3,573 Migrants Killed in 365 Days Trying to Reach Europe by Sea
Posted by feww on August 25, 2015
10 Migrants killed each day trying to reach Europe
At least 3,573 migrants were killed while attempting to reach Italy, Greece and Spain by sea, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM).
The 2015 death toll currently stands at 2,373 on all sea routes to Europe, which is more than 12 percent higher compared to the same period last year (2,081).
In 2014 a total of 3,281 migrants were killed, said the report.
The following statistic for the deaths at sea so far this year are as follows:
- Central Route (North Africa to Italy and Malta): 2,267 (migrants killed)
- Eastern Route (Turkey to Greece): 83
- Western (Africa to Spain, including Canary Islands): 23