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Migrant death toll in Mediterranean tops 1,000 for 6th year

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 2, 2019 15:41

Migrant death toll in Mediterranean tops 1,000 for 6th year

The United Nations refugee agency said more than 1,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea this year, the sixth year in a row that that “bleak milestone” has been reached. Throssell added that fewer migrants had attempted the perilous journey across the Mediterranean with over 63,000 in 2019 compared to 141,472 in 2018, adding that the numbers show that “the journeys themselves are much more dangerous”. Throssell also underlined the “incredibly important” played by NGO boats in sea rescue operations. More than 18,000 people have lost their lives in Mediterranean crossings since 2014

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 2, 2019 15:41