|Author (Corporate)||United Nations, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees|
|Series Title||Press Release|
Up to the end of May 2016 some 2,510 lives were lost in the Mediterranean by people attempting to reach Europe from North Africa, compared to 1,855 in the same period in 2015 and 57 in the first five months of 2014.
On a Mediterranean-wide basis, the odds of being among the dead are currently one in 81. The UNHCR said this highlighted the importance of rescue operations as part of the response to the movement of refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean, and the need for real, safer alternatives for people needing international protection.
|Subject Categories||Justice and Home Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Europe, Italy, Southern Europe|