Mediterranean

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by month, 2014 - 2017


 *As of 21 February 2017

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by migrants' region of origin, 
1 January - 21 February, 2017

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Unknown 136
Mixed 190
Sub-Saharan Africa 33
Horn of Africa 2
Middle East and South Asia 1
North Africa* -
TOTAL 262

 

 

* Note: North Africa excludes the Horn of Africa.

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by route, 2017

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Western Mediterranean 27 11                     38
Central Mediterranean 228 94                     322
Eastern Mediterranean 1 1                     2
Total: 256 106                     362

Last updated 21 Feb 2017

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by migrants' region of origin, 2016

Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Unknown 325
Mixed 3,174
Sub-Saharan Africa 935
Horn of Africa 30
Middle East and South Asia 397
North Africa* 224
TOTAL 5,085

 

* Note: North Africa excludes the Horn of Africa.

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by route, 2016

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Western Mediterranean 5 2 21 9 3 1 11 10 - - 1 7 70
Central Mediterranean 90 7 258 611 1,130 388 208 40 341 431 703 374 4,581
Eastern Mediterranean 275 46 45 10 - - 7 3 27 2 14 5 434
Total: 370 55 324 630 1,133 389 226 53 368 433 718 386 5,085

Last updated 16 February 2017

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by migrants' region of origin, 2015

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Breakdown unavailable/Unknown 1,305
Sub-Saharan Africa 1,241
North Africa 25
Horn of Africa 359
Middle East and South Asia 847
TOTAL 3,777

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by route, 2015

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Central Mediterranean 67

336

53 1,208 95 4 206 652 76 163 8 1 2,869
Eastern Mediterranean - 9 8 14 - 6 24 29 190 221 98 207 806
Western Mediterranean 15 - - - 1 22 - 8 3 50 1 2 102
Total 82 345 61 1,222 96 32 230 689 269 432 107 210 3,777

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by migrants' region of origin, 2014

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Breakdown unavailable/Unknown 931
Western, Central, Southern Africa 1,056
Horn of Africa 344
Middle East and North Africa 943
South Asia 5
TOTAL 3,279

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean by route, 2014

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Central Mediterranean 0 9 1 50 329 314 839 616 813 118 18 54 3,161
Eastern Mediterranean 12 0 9 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 4 9 59
Western Mediterranean 0 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0 32 59
Total 12 24 10 50 329 318 864 616 813 126 22 95 3,279

Note: due to the irregular nature of the migrants the Missing Migrants Project attempts to track, and to the fact that many bodies are never recovered from shipwrecks, all data are estimates.

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