Over 1,500 migrants die travelling to Europe by sea: IOM
Geneva, Sep 11 (IANS/AKI) A total 1,565 people died on the perilous boat journey from North Africa until September 9 while 73,676 migrants reached Europe, the UN migration agency the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.
It was the first time since 2016 that arrivals to Greece overtook those to Italy. A year ago, these were about one-sixth and Spain's were about one-tenth of Italy's, according to IOM.
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