International Organization for Migration: The year 2023 witnessed the largest number of migrants killed in a decade International Organization for Migration: The year 2023 witnessed the largest number of migrants killed in a decade

International Organization for Migration: The year 2023 witnessed the largest number of migrants killed in a decade

International Organization for Migration: The year 2023 witnessed the largest number of migrants killed in a decade

The United Nations' International Organization for Migration announced that at least 8,565 people died on migration routes around the world in 2023, making it the "deadliest year in a decade."

The United Nations organization added in a statement that "the death toll in 2023 represents a tragic increase of 20 percent compared to 2022, which confirms the urgent need to take measures to prevent further loss of life."

The German "Deutsche Welle" agency published information at the end of 2023 about incidents of a large number of migrants drowning this year. On June 14, a fishing boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank off the Greek coast, causing the deaths of at least 500 people, which is the largest, The number of deaths Greece has witnessed since 2013, according to the agency.

According to the agency: “Since January, more than 2,200 people have died in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, while trying to reach European coasts, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration, and 2023 is the bloodiest year in this maritime region, since 2017, which witnessed the death of 2,800.” Migrant drowned.

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