4Mi snapshot

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Region: East Africa and Yemen

4Mi Trend Report

East Africa and Yemen, June 2016

Forgotten fatalities: the number of migrants deaths before reaching the Mediterranean

In 2015, 3,770 people perished while crossing the Mediterranean, while in the first six months of 2016, 2,861 people were reported to have passed away on the Mediterranean. In the second volume of the Fatal Journeys report released in June 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), estimates that, globally, a record number of 5,400 migrants have died trying to cross borders in 2015 and an additional 3,100 lost their lives in the first five months of 2016.

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