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IOM: Migrant Deaths Reach New High in 2016

An average of 20 migrants died on migratory routes every day in 2016 - far surpassing numbers from previous years, according to the International Organization for Migration. More than half of the nearly 7,200 deaths counted this year occurred in the Mediterranean Sea on routes to Greece, Italy, Cyprus, and Spain, according to a report released by the IOM Friday. The significant increase in deaths in the Mediterranean is particularly striking because the overall number of migrant...

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