584 Deaths of Migrant recorded in AFRICA in 2017

Reported Date
April 2014 27
April 2015 15
April 2016 70
April 2017 16
August 2014 2
August 2015 24
August 2016 87
August 2017 64
December 2014 25
December 2015 314
December 2016 163
February 2014 17
February 2015 39
February 2016 378
February 2017 79
January 2015 48
January 2016 120
January 2017 137
July 2014 1
July 2015 29
July 2016 86
July 2017 40
June 2014 29
June 2015 41
June 2016 146
June 2017 65
March 2014 295
March 2015 97
March 2016 182
March 2017 96
May 2014 108
May 2015 24
May 2016 139
May 2017 71
November 2014 30
November 2015 98
November 2016 92
October 2014 72
October 2015 210
October 2016 210
September 2015 71
September 2016 36
September 2017 16
Reported Date Region Region of Origin Number Dead Number Missing
2017 North Africa Mixed 7
2015 North Africa Unknown 150 8
2016 Unknown 2
2014 North Africa Unknown 4 29
2017 North Africa Unknown 62
2016 North Africa Unknown 103
2015 Unknown 3
2014 Unknown 16
2015 North Africa Middle East 2
2014 North Africa Middle East
2017 North Africa North Africa 20
2016 North Africa North Africa 22
2015 North Africa North Africa 21
2014 Horn of Africa 166 83
2017 Horn of Africa 164 12
2015 North Africa Horn of Africa 517
2014 North Africa Horn of Africa 10 0
2016 North Africa Horn of Africa 1054
2016 Horn of Africa 245 56
2015 Horn of Africa 129 33
2017 North Africa Horn of Africa 151
2016 Sub-Saharan Africa 22 2
2015 Sub-Saharan Africa 24 20
2014 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 13 33
2016 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 52 151
2017 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 41
2015 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 49 54
2014 Sub-Saharan Africa 268 0
2017 Sub-Saharan Africa 56 71

Top causes of migrant deaths recorded in 2017

Horn of Africa

Drowning
Deaths: 60
Incidents: 3
Attacked by Apache Helicopter
Deaths: 42
Incidents: 1
Vehicle Accident
Deaths: 33
Incidents: 3
Sickness and lack of access to medicines
Deaths: 12
Incidents: 5
Shot
Deaths: 9
Incidents: 5

Sub-Saharan Africa

Dehydration
Deaths: 52
Incidents: 2
Unknown
Deaths: 10
Incidents: 2
Suffocation
Deaths: 8
Incidents: 1
Vehicle Accident
Deaths: 3
Incidents: 1
Drowning
Deaths: 11
Incidents: 1

North Africa

Starvation
Deaths: 106
Incidents: 19
Sickness and lack of access to medicines
Deaths: 75
Incidents: 24
Dehydration
Deaths: 57
Incidents: 6
Exposure
Deaths: 56
Incidents: 3
Excessive Physical Abuse
Deaths: 51
Incidents: 12
Reported Date Reliability Number Dead Number Missing
2014 Verified 444 83
2014 Partially verified 33 62
2015 Verified 35
2015 Partially verified 860 115
2016 Partially verified 1500 209
2017 Verified 257 63
2017 Partially verified 244 20

Regions in focus

Publications

 

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