Mediterranean arrivals, deaths down in 2019: IOM
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Mediterranean arrivals into Europe and deaths by those making crossing are both down from last year despite a boat capsizing off Libya this week leaving 10 people dead, and some 30 people unaccounted for, the United Nations has said. UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) spokesperson Joel Millman said at UN media briefing here that 46,521 migrants and refugees had entered Europe by sea through Aug. 28. The number is roughly a 32 percent decrease from the 68,029 arriving during the same...
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