Mediterranean Sea

Europe’s graveyard

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The migration route through the Mediterranean Sea is the most lethal in the world. In 2015 only, 3763 migrants have died in the sea despite the rescue operations performed by state-coordinated operators and by private organisations.

Deaths in the Mediterranean sea

The largest amount of victims is recorded in the Central Mediterranean migration route, starting from the coasts of Libya or Egypt and heading towards the Strait of Sicily.

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The routes of death

The amount of victims across the main and most dangerous migration routes.

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Source: International Organisation for Migration