IOM: Fewer migrants perished in 2019

Ago 2014 has over 19.000 refugees and migrants lost their lives in the Mediterranean sea. In the years that perished 3170. Fewer people perish in the attempt

IOM: Fewer migrants perished in 2019

Ago 2014 has over 19.000 refugees and migrants lost their lives in the Mediterranean sea. In the years that perished 3170.

Fewer people perish in the attempt to escape or migrate to other countries, shows provisional figures from The international Organization for Migration (IOM).

In years past, there perished 3170 people while trying to get to the other country. Last year the number was close to 5000. The decline is 34 percent, notes the IOM.

In 2016, the deaths of over 8000 people, while the numbers of deaths in both 2015 and 2017, there was over 6000.

the Deaths are mainly happened in the Mediterranean sea. Since 2014 has over 19.000 refugees and migrants lost their lives there. The vast majority are killed while they tried to come from Libya and Tunisia to Italy, the figures from the IOM.

- Although still fewer sail from Libya, so is the perilous journey away just as deadly dangerous as in the past, says the IOM, which calls for increased preparedness in order to assist the many who come in distress at sea;.

- at Least 743 people have died, after they have gone on board in the fragile vessels in Libya in years, writes in the IOM, which provides ever-more cynical people smugglers blamed for many losses of life.

the Figures from the united nations organization also shows that, at least 359 refugees and migrants have lost their lives in the attempt to get from Mexico to the UNITED states.

Additional 110 perished in central America, while 160 have died in the Caribbean - many of them fleeing from Venezuela.

Also in Africa killed more than 330 people in the attempt to seek safety in another country, while up to 100 died in the attempt to come from the Horn of Africa to Yemen.

at Least 123 killed while trying to cross borders in Europe - most in the Balkans.

/ritzau/NTB

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 22:00

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