According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), in six years, about 14,000 people died in what was called 'carnage at sea'.
Number of migrants and refugees killed in the Mediterranean exceeds 1,000
The number of migrants and refugees who died this year in an attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea has surpassed the 1,000 mark, according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Monday.
The IOM Missing Migrant Project, which gathers statistics from all the dead on the planet's different migratory routes since 2014, estimates that there are already 1,041 people who lost their lives in the Mediterranean in 2019.
In the last six years, the tragic mark has been 15,000 victims in the region.
IOM spokesman Leonard Doyle tried to explain the causes of the large number of deaths in the Mediterranean, which he called "carnage at sea".
"They are due, to some extent, to the tightening of attitudes, increasing hostilities with migrants, fleeing violence and poverty," said the agency's representative.
Two six years analyzed, 2016 is still the worst, with 5,000 deaths throughout the year. The reduction presented from January to date, according to Doyle, has nothing to do with increasing safety on migratory routes, but with decreasing flow.
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