Mais de 2500 migrantes mortos ou desaparecidos no Mediterrâneo em 2023
September 29, 2023 -
Morreram ou estão desaparecidas mais de 2.500 pessoas a tentarem
atravessar o Mediterrâneo no que vai do ano, enquanto que cerca de
186.000 chegaram por mar a países europeus no mesmo período.
The majority of migrants and refugees who made it to southern Europe arrived in Italy – over 130,000, an increase of 83% compared to the same period in 2022, she said. The others landed in Greece, Spain, Cyprus and Malta.
More than 2,500 migrants died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe so far in 2023, a large increase over the 1,680 dead or missing in the same period in 2022.
The new numbers, announced by Ruven Menikdiwela, director of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office in New York, come as the European Union searches for agreement on a system for the sharing out asylum seekers who reach Europe outside of official border crossings.