Africa

Reported Date
April 2015 2
April 2016 2
April 2017 1
August 2016 4
August 2017 54
August 2018 50
December 2015 16
December 2016 40
December 2017 1
December 2018 2
February 2015 39
February 2016 33
February 2017 17
February 2018 26
January 2015 5
January 2016 45
January 2017 11
January 2018 31
January 2019 70
July 2016 11
July 2018 29
July 2019 15
June 2015 1
June 2016 9
June 2017 13
June 2018 76
March 2015 42
March 2016 11
March 2017 74
March 2018 2
March 2019 2
May 2015 2
May 2016 3
May 2018 15
November 2015 8
November 2016 15
November 2018 5
October 2015 16
October 2016 55
October 2017 1
October 2018 17
September 2015 4
September 2016 7
September 2017 1
September 2018 23
Reported Date Region Region of Origin Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 Unknown 16
2017 Unknown 2
2018 Horn of Africa 33
2019 Horn of Africa 52 33
2014 Horn of Africa 166 83
2015 Horn of Africa 102 33
2017 Horn of Africa 144 12
2016 Horn of Africa 179 56
2017 Horn of Africa (P) 15
2018 Horn of Africa (P) 225 18
2019 Horn of Africa (P) 2

Top causes of migrant deaths recorded in 2018

Horn of Africa

Presumed drowning
Deaths: 70
Incidents: 1
Sickness and lack of access to medicines
Deaths: 2
Incidents: 2
Sexual abuse
Deaths: 1
Incidents: 1
Starvation
Deaths: 15
Incidents: 1
Drowning
Deaths: 15
Incidents: 1
Reported Date Reliability Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 Verified 161 50
2014 Partially verified 21 33
2015 Verified 2
2015 Partially verified 100 33
2016 Partially verified 179 56
2017 Verified 124 12
2017 Partially verified 37
2018 Verified 138 18
2018 Partially verified 120
2019 Verified 52 33
2019 Partially verified 2

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