Since 2014, the UN Organization for Migration (IOM) has documented more than 50,000 deaths on migration routes around the world. Migration researchers assume that there is an additional number of unreported cases, because not all cases are recorded.

According to the IOM, governments in the countries of origin, transit and destination are doing too little to get migration under control. 2014 is the year in which the systematic recording began. More than half of the people died on the migration routes across the Mediterranean Sea to Europe, according to the statistics. More than 60 percent of the 50,000 have never been identified. Of those who were missing, around 9,000 were from Africa, 6,500 from Asia and about 3,000 from South and Central America. Among the dead identified, the largest group came from Afghanistan (1795), followed by Myanmar (1467) and Syria (1118).

Source: krone

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