Africa

Reported Date
April 2018 6
April 2020 41
April 2021 84
August 2018 7
August 2019 23
August 2020 89
December 2015 38
December 2019 110
December 2020 35
February 2016 92
February 2020 26
January 2018 7
January 2020 2
January 2021 22
July 2020 113
June 2019 36
June 2021 122
March 2015 41
March 2018 1
March 2019 19
March 2020 48
March 2021 20
May 2016 77
May 2019 4
May 2020 7
May 2021 1
November 2015 3
November 2018 22
November 2019 11
November 2020 76
October 2017 1
October 2018 2
October 2019 7
October 2020 309
September 2020 88
Reported Date Region Region of Origin Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2020 Sub-Saharan Africa 38 74
2019 North Africa Mixed 1 22
2017 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 1
2021 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa (P) 47 107
2020 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa (P) 54 180
2018 Unknown 2
2015 North Africa Unknown 8 8
2021 North Africa North Africa 9 3
2020 North Africa North Africa 21 37
2019 North Africa Unknown 4 41
2018 North Africa North Africa 7 22
2021 North Africa North Africa (P) 1
2020 North Africa Unknown 3 119
2019 North Africa North Africa 20 42
2015 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 12 54
2020 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 65
2020 Sub-Saharan Africa (P) 47 151
2019 Sub-Saharan Africa (P) 1 4
2018 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 2 5
2021 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 1 72
2020 North Africa Mixed 10 29
2019 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 4 1
2016 North Africa Sub-Saharan Africa 18 151
2020 North Africa North Africa (P) 12 9
2019 Sub-Saharan Africa 70
2018 Sub-Saharan Africa 6 1
2014 North Africa Unknown 29
2021 North Africa Unknown 8 1

Top causes of migrant deaths recorded in 2021

North Africa

hypothermia)
Deaths: 96
Incidents: 12
Unknown (presumed dehydration
Deaths: 96
Incidents: 12
Presumed drowning
Deaths: 137
Incidents: 8
Drowning
Deaths: 4
Incidents: 2
Respiratory failure
Deaths: 1
Incidents: 1
Reported Date Reliability Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 Partially verified 29
2015 Partially verified 20 62
2016 Partially verified 18 151
2017 Partially verified 1
2018 Verified 15 1
2018 Partially verified 2 27
2019 Verified 81 28
2019 Partially verified 19 82
2020 Verified 91 358
2020 Partially verified 94 306
2021 Verified 29 141
2021 Partially verified 37 42

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