Maps and charts

Migrants dead and disappeared by region, January 2014-March 2018

Source: IOM, Missing Migrants Project,


The International Organization for Migration Missing Migrants database counts deaths and disappearances on external state borders and along the world’s migrant routes (accidents, shipwrecks, attacks, medical problems, and so on). This set of diagrams by region shows the particular role of the Mediterranean, which has 60% of the global total listed, with over 3,000 deaths per year during the period and a record of over 5,000 in 2016. Africa comes next and then the border between Mexico and the United States.


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