More than 655 migrants have died this year in the Mediterranean

Italy registered the largest number of migrants and refugees with 27.850 departures so far of 2017. | Photo: EFE

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that during 2017 at least 655 migrants have died in the Mediterranean Sea trying to reach European shores.
Value that it decreased in relation to 2016, when 740 deaths were recorded in the Mediterranean, of which almost half took place near Greece.

Photo: IOM as released Friday by the Organization, Italy balance registers the largest number of migrants and refugees with 27.850 arrivals, Greece is in second place with 3.725 and Spain with thousand. 

Most have been intercepted by the operations deployed in the Mediterranean by vessels of the NGOs, Italian coast guard and European authorities. | Photo: Reuters, the number of refugees that has come to Europe so far of 2017 outperforms the figure recorded last year at this time, by the IOM which recorded 165.697 missing migrant project.

2017: 27,850 migrant arrivals via Mediterranean & 655 deaths.@UNmigration explains the best way to ensure migrants’ safety. #JoinTogether – a Geneva (@UNGeneva) March 31, 2017 where do refugees come from?
Syria is still issuing greater country of refugees with 32 percent of the total in the world. Around 5.3 million Syrians have fled the country because of the internal conflict, involving terrorist groups such as the self-styled Islamic State (Turkisch in Arabic).
In second place followed by Afghanistan with 2.5 million refugees. Despite the fact that the report by the UN refugee agency put Somalia’s third and fourth southern Sudan, changed this in 2017. 
Conflict and famine have located the third South Sudan with 1.5 million refugees. Followed by Somalia with a little more than one million.
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