Over 10,000 Migrants Arrive In Europe By Sea In 2019 - IOM

Over 10,000 Migrants Arrive in Europe by Sea in 2019 - IOM

A total of 10,308 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea in 2019, while 234 individuals died on their way to the continent, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 15th March, 2019) A total of 10,308 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe by sea in 2019, while 234 individuals died on their way to the continent, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Friday.

Spain has become the most popular destination among migrants, accounting 5,222 of sea arrivals, Greece ranked second with 4,483 arrivals, while Italy became third with 335 arrivals, according to IOM.

Over 12,300 migrants reached Europe by sea over the same period last year, 466 migrants died.

Since 2015, Europe has been experiencing its worst migration crisis in recent history, struggling to accommodate hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants fleeing hostilities in middle Eastern and North African countries.

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