2016 deadliest for migrants in Mediterranean: United Nations

A total 3,740 people have perished since January  in the Mediterranean on the boat journey to Europe, making this year the deadliest yet the United Nations stated on Tuesday. The loss of life comes despite a larger overall cross the Mediterranean to Europe, to Europe the United Nations refuge agency UNHCR stated.

This year so far 327,800 people have undertaken the sea voyage, of whom one in 88 have died, compared to 1 in 269 in 2015 when at least 1,015,078 people made the crossing, according to UNHCR

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