Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 339,783; Deaths at Sea: 4,233
Switzerland - IOM reports that 339,783 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 6 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 170,160 people have arrived in Greece and 163,989 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point last year, when 728,926 migrants and refugees had made the journey.
An estimated record 4,233 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016, surpassing the 2015 total of 3,498 (1 January to 8 November).
According to most up-to-date Italian Ministry of Interior figures, the 163,989 migrants who arrived in Italy by sea to represent a 15 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
Since Friday’s update, a total of 4,493 migrants have been rescued.
Meanwhile, IOM Greece reports that there were 145 arrivals registered on 5 and 6 November on the islands of Lesvos, Kos, Leros, Chios and Megisti.
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