Migration pressure from Africa. The death toll in the Mediterranean is rising

– As of September 24, 2023, more than 2.5 thousand people were reported dead or missing. This figure represents a two-thirds increase compared to 1,000. 680 over the same period in 2022, Meniktivela said during a UN Security Council meeting dedicated to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean.

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– Travel and coastal entry points to West or East Africa and the Horn of Africa and Libya are among the most dangerous in the world, the UNHCR representative said. “Refugees and migrants traveling overland from sub-Saharan Africa face death and serious human rights violations at every turn,” he added.

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