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UN Alarmed By Rising Number of Migrant Deaths

The U.N. refugee agency is expressing alarm at the number of migrants who died crossing the Mediterranean Sea in 2016. With more than two months left in 2016, at least 3,470 people died trying to cross the rough seas, just less than the 3,771 reported dead in 2015.  The increased loss of life comes despite a three-fold drop in the number of attempted crossings, down from more than one million in 2015 to around 327,000 this year. UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler says the...

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