Better management of dead and missing migrants needed in Europe

AFP PHOTO / MARINA MILITARE

Italian navy rescuing migrants off the coast

Better management of dead and missing migrants needed in Europe


By Kristy Siegfried 

JOHANNESBURG, 28 July 2014 (IRIN) - As the number of migrants and asylum seekers reaching southern Europe’s shores this year continues to climb - to about 75,000 at last count - so too does the death toll from attempts to cross the Mediterranean in over-crowded, unseaworthy boats. 

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) estimates that more than 800 migrants have died trying to make the treacherous crossing from North Africa since the beginning of the ye...


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