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Mediterranean Migrant Deaths Break Records

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that migrant deaths on the Mediterranean Sea routes to Europe are breaking all previous records. IOM confirmed 3,350 fatalities so far this year, surpassing the record-breaking death toll of 3,279 for all of 2014. Deaths off the Greek islands, notably Lesbos and Samos, have surged with the cold weather setting in. IOM estimates that 435 men, women, and children died on the Eastern Mediterranean route linking Turkey to Greece in...

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