With 3,771 deaths, 2015 was the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean trying to reach Europe, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) reported today. In 2014, 3,279 deaths were recorded in the Mediterranean Sea.
Globally, IOM estimates that over 5,350 migrants died in 2015. IOM also recorded total sea arrivals to Europe in 2015 at 1,004,356 or almost five times the previous year’s total of 219,000.
The deadliest month in 2015 was April whe...
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