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IOM: Nearly 3,000 Dead Crossing Mediterranean This Year

The International Organization for Migration reports nearly 3,000 refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe have died so far this year. Most of these deaths have occurred along the dangerous route from North Africa to Italy.   This is the earliest that reported deaths on the Mediterranean have reached 3,000 since the migration crisis hit Europe four years ago. In 2014, reported fatalities reached the 3,000 person mark in September. Last year, it was in...

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