Over 500 migrants drown in trips to Europe this year

The Address | Benghazi – Libya

BRUSSELS – At least 512 people have drowned in the Mediterranean Sea while attempting to reach Europe this year.

Most victims were traveling to Greece and Spain through the three main routes of the sea. Most migrants access the routes through Libya.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that the deaths were lower than the 638 casualties confirmed during the same period in 2018.

IOM stated that due to the challenges of collecting information about the victims and the contexts of their deaths, the true number of lives lost during migration was likely much higher.


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