“Record 2,900 migrants die on the way to Europe in 2016,” from Russia Today:
Almost 2,900 migrants have died while crossing the Mediterranean to Europe this year, making the first half of 2016 the deadliest on record, according to the latest report from the International Organization for Migration.
The 2,899 victims represent a 50-percent jump in the number of those dying making the sea trip from the same months in 2015, when 1,838 drowned or went missing. The year before that, the figure was even lower, standing at 743 people.
“We’ve had almost 3,000 people dead which is really alarming,” Joel Millman, spokesman for the IOM, told Reuters.
“Europe’s done a remarkable job; they’ve saved thousands of lives this year alone. But almost 3,000 people dead means they’re not doing everything that needs to be done,” he added…