In the Mediterranean this year killed nearly 3 thousand workers

In the first half of 2016 in the Mediterranean sea has killed a record number of migrants — 3 thousand people. It is reported by the Thomson Reuters Foundation News, citing data from the International organization for migration.

«Almost 2900 migrants have died in attempts to reach Europe across the Mediterranean, making the first six months of 2016, a record of deaths,» — said in the message.

According to IOM, for the period from January to June in an attempt to reach the European coast, were killed or went missing 2899. Over the same period last year, the region has recorded 1838 cases of migrant deaths, during the first half of 2014 — 743.

«We have almost three thousand victims, it is very disturbing. Europe has done a commendable job, they have saved thousands of lives this year alone. But the deaths of nearly 3,000 people means that they are not doing what needs to be done», — commented on the situation the press-Secretary of IOM’s Joel Millman.

Millman also noted that the possibility of reducing migrant flows in the near future is very small.

We will remind, according to the UN, the number of refugees on the planet has reached the highest levels in history.

In the Mediterranean this year killed nearly 3 thousand workers 02.07.2016

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