116,000 migrants arrive in Europe in 2017, 2,405 dead - IOM

Down by more than half since 2016, 83% arrived in Italy

10 August, 18:25

    (ANSAmed) - ROME, AUGUST 10 - A total of 116,692 migrants have arrived in Europe in 2017, with 2,405 deaths, according to an estimate from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

    About 85% arrived in Italy, with the rest of the arrivals in Greece, Cyprus and Spain, it said. At the same time in 2016, arrivals had already reached more than double this year's figure, at 263,436.(ANSAmed).

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