170 Deaths of Migrant recorded in AFRICA in 2018

Reported Date
April 2014 27
April 2015 17
April 2016 76
April 2017 27
April 2018 54
August 2014 3
August 2015 28
August 2016 109
August 2017 184
December 2014 25
December 2015 318
December 2016 175
December 2017 113
February 2014 17
February 2015 44
February 2016 382
February 2017 87
February 2018 53
January 2015 48
January 2016 120
January 2017 148
January 2018 40
July 2014 1
July 2015 29
July 2016 97
July 2017 176
June 2014 29
June 2015 43
June 2016 171
June 2017 213
March 2014 295
March 2015 97
March 2016 191
March 2017 104
March 2018 7
May 2014 108
May 2015 25
May 2016 144
May 2017 128
May 2018 16
November 2014 30
November 2015 98
November 2016 107
November 2017 154
October 2014 72
October 2015 215
October 2016 216
October 2017 219
September 2015 72
September 2016 43
September 2017 155
Reported Date Region Region of Origin Number Dead Number Missing
2017 North Africa Mixed 7
2017 North Africa Unknown 637
2017 Unknown 312
2015 North Africa Unknown 174 8
2014 Unknown 16
2016 Unknown 2
2014 North Africa Unknown 5 29
2016 North Africa Unknown 226
2015 Unknown 3
2018 North Africa Horn of Africa (P) 19
2018 Horn of Africa (P) 56
2017 North Africa Horn of Africa (P) 119
2017 Horn of Africa (P) 23
2015 North Africa Middle East 2
2017 North Africa North Africa 20
2018 North Africa North Africa 8
2016 North Africa North Africa 22
2015 North Africa North Africa 21
2017 North Africa Horn of Africa 151
2015 North Africa Horn of Africa 517
2014 Horn of Africa 166 83
2017 Horn of Africa 164 12
2016 North Africa Horn of Africa 1054
2016 Horn of Africa 245 56
2014 North Africa Horn of Africa 10 0
2015 Horn of Africa 129 33
2014 Sub-Saharan Africa 268 0
2016 Sub-Saharan Africa 22 2
2015 Sub-Saharan Africa 24 20
2014 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 13 33
2017 Sub-Saharan Africa 147 74
2016 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 51 151
2018 Sub-Saharan Africa 65 14
2015 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 49 54
2017 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 42
2018 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 3 5

Top causes of migrant deaths recorded in 2017

Horn of Africa

Drowning
Deaths: 31
Incidents: 2
Presumed drowning
Deaths: 25
Incidents: 1
Vehicle Accident
Deaths: 6
Incidents: 1

Sub-Saharan Africa

Drowning
Deaths: 60
Incidents: 2
Presumed drowning
Deaths: 7
Incidents: 2
Vehicle Accident
Deaths: 3
Incidents: 1
Violence while attempting to board boat
Deaths: 2
Incidents: 1
Plane stowaway
Deaths: 1
Incidents: 1

North Africa

Vehicle Accident
Deaths: 20
Incidents: 2
Drowning
Deaths: 13
Incidents: 2
Malnutrition
Deaths: 7
Incidents: 1
Hypothermia
Deaths: 7
Incidents: 1
Hit by truck
Deaths: 1
Incidents: 1
Reported Date Reliability Number Dead Number Missing
2014 Verified 452 83
2014 Partially verified 26 62
2015 Verified 35
2015 Partially verified 884 115
2016 Partially verified 1622 209
2017 Verified 341 63
2017 Partially verified 1281 23
2018 Verified 68 2
2018 Partially verified 83 17

Regions in focus

Publications

 

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