Deaths during migration
recorded since 2014, by region of incident

Disclaimer: The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the International Organization for Migration.
Data represent minimum estimates and locations are approximate. The figures for 2022 were last updated on 02 December 2022.
Africa 12,074
Year Dead/Missing
2022 728
2021 1,718
2020 1,272
2019 1,911
2018 1,451
2017 1,669
2016 1,778
2015 948
2014 599
The Americas 6,997
Year Dead/Missing
2022 1,061
2021 1,247
2020 798
2019 854
2018 594
2017 677
2016 746
2015 527
2014 493
Asia 4,939
Year Dead/Missing
2022 439
2021 787
2020 574
2019 414
2018 189
2017 533
2016 206
2015 944
2014 853
Europe 905
Year Dead/Missing
2022 136
2021 133
2020 82
2019 151
2018 116
2017 58
2016 65
2015 142
2014 22
Mediterranean 25,310
Year Dead/Missing
2022 1,961
2021 2,062
2020 1,449
2019 1,885
2018 2,337
2017 3,139
2016 5,136
2015 4,055
2014 3,286
Western Asia 1,321
Year Dead/Missing
2022 82
2021 99
2020 122
2019 194
2018 300
2017 208
2016 153
2015 98
2014 65
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DATA

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

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Dead and Missing by year

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KEY STATISTICS SINCE 2014

death
Missing Migrants Project has recorded
the deaths of
51,546
people since 2014.
drownning
The remains of
22,133
people who lost their lives during migration have not
been recovered.
route
The most deadly route is the
Central Mediterranean
route, where at least
20,192
people have died since 2014.

Cause of Death

Mixed or unknown icon 2,693 Mixed or unknown
Violence 991 Violence
Harsh environmental conditions icon 1,385 Harsh environmental conditions / lack of adequate shelter, food, water
accident 844 Accidental death
Sickness / lack of access to adequate healthcare 897 Sickness / lack of access to adequate healthcare
Vehicle accident icon 893 Vehicle accident / death linked to hazardous transport
Drowning 21,426 Drowning

Fatalities by Month