By Busra Nur Bilgic
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported on Friday that 4,216 irregular migrants and refugees have reached Europe by
During the same period last
"Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through these first 16 days of January are at 83 individuals, compared with 199 deaths during the same period in 2018," IOM said.
Some 30,510 migrants died between 2014 and 2018 while making the treacherous journey to Europe, the UN agency reported last week.
"In addition to the 19,000+ deaths and disappearances recorded due to drowning, another 3,800 individuals died due to harsh natural conditions en route -- including exposure, dehydration, and exhaustion -- or due to sickness combined with lack of access to medicines,’’ IOM stated.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.