Deadly crossings to Europe
— Refugees crossing Mediterranean Sea (2000-2016)

Data sources:

. IOM (International Organization for Migration) —
GMDAC (IOM's Global Migration Data Analysis Centre),
. UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees),
. HDX (The Humanitarian Data Exchange),
. WFP (World Food Programme) — ICMPD (WFP GeoNode; International Centre for Migration Policy),
. Reuters,
. United (European Network against nationalism, racism, fascism and in support of migrants and refugees),
. The Migrants' Files (Journalism++ SAS, Journalism++ Stockholm, Dataninja),
. National Geographic,
. Esri,
. DeLorme,
. UNEP-WCMC (United Nations Environment Programme-World Conservation Monitoring Centre),
. USGS (United States Geological Survey),
. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration),
. ESA (European Space Agency),
. METI (japanese ministry of economy trade and industry),
. NRCAN (Natural Resources Canada),
. GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans),
. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration),
. increment P Corp.



The world is facing the most significant migratory crisis in its history. Even on this very day, millions of refugees are scrambling to reach the EU after fleeing war-torn countries such as Iraq, Syria and Libya. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), around 35,000 of them died or went missing between between 2000 and today. The majority of deaths were due to drowning or exhaustion. In 2015, 1 million of refugees tried to cross the Mediterranean — more than 3,770 were reported to have died. Even more worrying for the future, 2016 could be the deadliest year for refugees. Facing this human tragedy, we must act urgently, in coordination and with determination, to save these populations from death.

— September, 2016.

Dead/missing refugees '00-16'
Refugee deaths registered in '15'
Refugee-hosting country index
Most populous refugee camps
Main international migration hubs
Major routes taken by refugees