Main causes of migrants' deaths in the Mediterranean Sea 2019

In 2019, 569 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach Europe. Moreover, hypothermia was the cause of death for 85 migrants who lost their lives while crossing the Mediterranean Sea.
The Mediterranean Sea registered worldwide the largest number of deaths of migrants. In 2019, the second highest number of recorded deaths of migrants was counted over the whole African continent.

Main causes of migrants' deaths in the Mediterranean Sea as of 2019

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Source

Release date

December 2019

Region

Europe, MENA

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

Data represent minimum estimates.
The Missing Migrants Project counts migrants who have died in the attempt to migrate to a country different from their country of residence. The count does not include the deaths of people occurred in immigration detention centers as well as deaths occurred after the deportation to the homeland. In addition, the project does not count the deaths of migrants occurred as a result of labor exploitation.

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