Migrants: IOM, 615,000 arrivals by sea in Europe in 2015

3,117 dead trying to reach the continent

16 October, 15:19

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    (ANSAmed) - GENEVA, OCTOBER 16 - Over 613,000 migrants and refugees reached Europe in 2015 by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, according to the latest data released by the International Organization for Migration (IOM). Over the same period, at least 3,117 people died at sea as they were trying to reach the Old continent.

    Out of a rotal of 613,179 migrants and refugees who reached Europe by sea, Italy registered 137,313, Greece over 472,000.

    (ANSAmed)

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