Migration by Sea

Refugees

1,600 migrants lost at sea in Mediterranean this year

The sinking of a boat with more than 30 people on board this week is the deadliest migration tragedy to date in the English Channel. Migrant shipwrecks of that scale, however, are not uncommon in the waters surrounding Europe’s southern borders. This year alone, U.N. officials estimate that 1,600 people have died or gone missing

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