Middle East and North Africa: Refugees:Written question - 197415

Asked by Jo Stevens
(Cardiff Central)

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Asked on: 29 November 2018
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Middle East and North Africa: Refugees
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who drowned while attempting to reach Europe from the Middle East and North Africa in 2017.
Answered by: Sir Alan Duncan
Answered on: 04 December 2018

According to the International Organisation for Migration there was an estimated total of 3,116 fatalities across all routes in 2017 (Central Mediterranean route: 2,832; Eastern Mediterranean route: 61; Western Mediterranean route: 223). The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees estimates a similar total of 3,139 fatalities (Central Mediterranean route: 2873; Eastern Mediterranean route: 54; Western Mediterranean route: 212).

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