1,000 Migrants Have Died Crossing Mediterranean for Sixth Year in a Row

HeadlineOct 02, 2019

The United Nations is calling on European nations to do more to help migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean Sea. For the sixth year in a row, more than 1,000 migrants have died at sea attempting to reach Europe. Liz Throssell is a spokesperson for the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Refugees.

Liz Throssell: “The figures do show that we have passed the very sad milestone of a thousand deaths so far in 2019, and that is the sixth year in a row that we have passed a thousand deaths. What I can stress is, of course, the numbers of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean are much lower, so that points to the fact that the journeys themselves are much more dangerous.”

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