Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 9,826 in 2019; Deaths Reach 230

Missing Migrants

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 9,826 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 10 March, a 15 per cent decrease from the 11,636 arriving during the same period last year.

Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through almost ten weeks of the new year are at 230 individuals – or under half the 464 deaths that occurred during the same period in 2018 (see chart below).

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