‘Over 29K migrants died trying to reach Europe’

The deadliest migration route continues to be the Central Mediterranean.
Bodies are disembarked on the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, Oct. 21, 2022. More than 29,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe since 2014, with 5,000 deaths in the last two years, the International Organization for Migration said in a report.
Bodies are disembarked on the tiny Sicilian island of Lampedusa, Italy, Oct. 21, 2022. More than 29,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe since 2014, with 5,000 deaths in the last two years, the International Organization for Migration said in a report.AP

ROME: More than 29,000 migrants have died trying to reach Europe since 2014, with 5,000 deaths in the last two years, the International Organisation for Migration said in a report on Tuesday.

The UN agency’s Missing Migrants Project spoke of “increasing numbers of deaths seen on routes across the Mediterranean, on land borders to Europe and within the continent.”

The deadliest migration route continues to be the Central Mediterranean.

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