Migrant deaths on sea routes to Europe more than double, says new UN report
July 14, 2021
The number of migrants and refugees who died on dangerous sea routes to Europe more than doubled so far this year, the United Nations' migration agency said in a new report.
At least 1,146 people perished between January and June, according to the International Organization for Migration. The number of people travelling on sea routes to Europe also increased, but only by 56%, the IOM's report said.
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