Americas

Reported Date
April 2014 16
April 2015 57
April 2016 25
April 2017 27
April 2018 37
August 2014 60
August 2015 40
August 2016 70
August 2017 41
August 2018 59
December 2014 1
December 2015 30
December 2016 24
December 2017 45
December 2018 45
February 2014 16
February 2015 7
February 2016 44
February 2017 56
February 2018 37
February 2019 37
January 2014 13
January 2015 14
January 2016 41
January 2017 116
January 2018 50
January 2019 47
July 2014 15
July 2015 28
July 2016 73
July 2017 56
July 2018 42
June 2014 20
June 2015 42
June 2016 45
June 2017 46
June 2018 64
March 2014 11
March 2015 21
March 2016 45
March 2017 21
March 2018 36
May 2014 20
May 2015 19
May 2016 46
May 2017 38
May 2018 37
November 2015 28
November 2016 39
November 2017 35
November 2018 29
October 2014 5
October 2015 27
October 2016 44
October 2017 58
October 2018 47
September 2014 14
September 2015 37
September 2016 64
September 2017 53
September 2018 39
Reported Date Region of Origin Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2017 Unknown 5 3
2016 Unknown 29
2018 Unknown 178
2017 Mixed 17
2016 Mixed 9 21
2019 Europe 1
2017 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 318 4
2015 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 316 1
2014 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 294 0
2016 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 310 1
2018 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 125 6
2019 Latin America and the Caribbean (P) 8 2
2016 Caribbean 44 59
2018 Caribbean 13 14
2019 Caribbean 31
2014 Caribbean 33 42
2015 Caribbean 32 35
2017 Caribbean 43 126
2017 Central America 146 4
2019 Central America 15 2
2014 Central America 125 0
2016 Central America 228 3
2018 Central America 182
2015 Central America 105 2
2014 South America 1
2015 South America 14
2019 South America 1
2018 South America 30 16
2017 South America 8 1
2016 South America 4 19
2017 Sub-Saharan Africa 4
2016 Sub-Saharan Africa 1
2015 Sub-Saharan Africa 5
2018 Sub-Saharan Africa 1
2019 Sub-Saharan Africa (P) 19 5
2016 South Asia 1
2018 South Asia 3
2017 South Asia 2

Top causes of migrant deaths recorded in 2017

Caribbean

Drowning
31

Central America

Fall from train
4
Murdered
2
Vehicle Accident
2
Hit by train
1
Shot
1

South America

Off the coast of Capurganá
24
municipality of Acandi
24
Chocó
24
Colombia
24
Dehydration
1

US-Mexico Border

Presumed drowning
13
Vehicle Accident
2
Murdered
1
Unknown (skeletal remains)
1
Drowning
1
Reported Date Number of Children Number of Females Number of Males Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 3 11 60 453 42
2015 4 28 226 472 38
2016 37 42 339 626 103
2017 14 46 369 543 138
2018 70 44 327 532 36
2019 11 1 24 75 9

Regions in focus

Publications

 

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