Mediterranean

Mediterranean Sea

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by month, 2014 - 2016

   *As of 23 September 2016

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by migrants' region of origin, 
1 January - 23 September, 2016

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Breakdown unavailable/unknown 2,428
Western, Central, Southern Africa 469
Horn of Africa 30
Middle East and South Asia 350
North Africa* 224
TOTAL 3,501

 

* Note: North Africa excludes the Horn of Africa.

 

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by route, 2016

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Western Mediterranean 5 2 21 9 3 1 11 9         61
Central Mediterranean 90 7 258 611 1,130 388 208 40 322       3,054
Eastern Mediterranean 275 46 45 10 - - 7 3         386
Total: 370 55 324 630 1,133 389 226 52 322       3,501

Last updated 23 September 2016

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by migrants' region of origin, 2015

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Breakdown unavailable/Unknown 1,229
Sub-Saharan Africa 1,218
North Africa 22
Horn of Africa 359
Middle East and South Asia 847
TOTAL 3,675

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by route, 2015

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Central Mediterranean 67

336

53 1,133 95 4 206 652 76 163 8 1 2,794
Eastern Mediterranean - 9 8 14 - 6 24 29 190 221 98 207 806
Western Mediterranean 15 - - - - - - 7 2 48 1 2 75
Total 82 345 61 1,147 95 10 230 688 268 432 107 210 3,675

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by migrants' region of origin, 2014

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Breakdown unavailable/Unknown 931
Western, Central, Southern Africa 1,056
Horn of Africa 344
Middle East and North Africa 943
South Asia 5
TOTAL 3,279

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by route, 2014

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Central Mediterranean 0 9 1 50 329 314 864 616 813 118 18 54 3,186
Eastern Mediterranean 12 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 9 34
Western Mediterranean 0 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0 32 59
Total 12 24 10 50 329 318 864 616 813 126 22 95 3,279

Note: due to the irregular nature of the migrants the Missing Migrants Project attempts to track, and to the fact that many bodies are never recovered from shipwrecks, all data are estimates.

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