Missing Migrants Project tracks deaths of migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination. Please note that these data represent minimum estimates, as many deaths during migration go unrecorded.
We strongly encourage users to read more about our methodology before using this data.
Data on attempted crossings of the Mediterranean Sea 2014-2019 can be downloaded here, including data on arrivals in Europe, interceptions by North African and Turkish Coast Guards, and migrant deaths and disappearances. This dataset is linked to our briefing 'Calculating “Death Rates” in the Context of Migration Journeys: Focus on the Central Mediterranean.'
Found an error in the dataset? Please write to us at MissingMigrants@iom.int with the relevant Web ID and changes needed.
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Missing Migrants Project by International Organization for Migration (IOM) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. This means that Missing Migrants Project data and website content is free to share and adapt, as long as the appropriate attribution is given.
IOM's Missing Migrants Project is made possible by funding by UK Aid from the Government of the United Kingdom and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs; however, the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies or positions of the Governments of the United Kingdom or Switzerland.