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International organization for migration reported a decrease in the flow of migrants to Europe via the Mediterranean sea

The flow of migrants to Europe through the Mediterranean sea in 2018 declined, but the number of deaths increased, according to the international organization for migration (IOM).

According to the organization, in the first week of 2018 in Europe, the Mediterranean arrived 8 154 thousand migrants and refugees. Last year during the same period Europe reached 12 thousand 358 people.

According to experts, despite the fact that the flow of migrants decreased significantly, the number of deaths increased. Thus, from 1 January to 11 February 2018 in the Mediterranean sea has killed 401 people, and in the same period 2017 – 261.

In the world this year has killed 589 of migrants and refugees, dozens unaccounted for, cites the IOM.

According to the organization, most migrants arriving in Italy from the beginning of 2018 there landed already 4 thousand 731 people. In addition, a significant number of refugees gets to Greece and Spain .

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