This year in Europe by sea arrived 262 thousand migrants - IOM
Since the beginning of the year in Europe, the Mediterranean Sea has arrived 262 thousand refugees and migrants.
Reported Mezhdunarodnvya Organization for Migration (IOM).
So, as of 9:30 am on August 5 the number of migrants arriving in Europe is 262 039 people.
At the same time 3132 migrants have died or are still missing. The largest number of refugees drowned on their way from North Africa to Italy - 2692.
This year the number of deaths during a trip to Europe, significantly higher than the same period last year - then died in 1917 migrants.
At the same time the total number of migrants arriving in Europe from the beginning of the year, only slightly higher than the same period last year.