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7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

The In­ter­na­tional Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Mi­gra­tion (IOM) says more than 3,400 mi­grants died or were recorded as miss­ing as they tried to cross bor­ders around the globe in this year’s first five months - more than 80 per cent of them try­ing to reach Europe by sea. The num­ber is 12 per cent higher than the 2,780 deaths or dis­ap­pear­ances recorded dur­ing the same pe­riod in 2015. Dur­ing the whole of last year, the IOM es­ti­mated that more than 5,400 mi­grants died or were re­ported miss­ing world­wide. Frank Laczko, di­rec­tor of the IOM’s Global Mi­gra­tion Data Anal­y­sis Cen­tre in Ber­lin, which tracks miss­ing mi­grants, said the route be­tween north Africa and Italy has be­come the world’s most dan­ger­ous pas­sage for mi­grants.

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