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 2021 were last updated on .
Africa 10,721
Africa 10,721
Africa 10,721
The Americas 5,529
The Americas 5,529
The Americas 5,529
Asia 3,940
Asia 3,940
Asia 3,940
Europe 691
Europe 691
Europe 691
Mediterranean 22,813
Mediterranean 22,813
Mediterranean 22,813
Western Asia 1,225
Western Asia 1,225
Western Asia 1,225
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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 2014 - 2021

death
Missing Migrants Project has recorded
the deaths of
44,919
people since 2014.
drownning
The remains of
19,690
people who lost their lives during migration have not
been recovered.
route
The most deadly route is the
Central Mediterranean
route, where at least
18,480
people have died since 2014.

Cause of Death

Mixed or unknown icon 7776 Mixed or unknown
Harsh environmental conditions icon 2477 Harsh environmental conditions / lack of adequate shelter, food, water
Sickness / lack of access to adequate healthcare 1129 Sickness / lack of access to adequate healthcare
Vehicle accident icon 3387 Vehicle accident / death linked to hazardous transport
accident 423 Accidental death
Violence 2302 Violence
Drowning 27425 Drowning

Fatalities by Month