The flow of refugees to the EU through the Mediterranean sea has decreased

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In the first weeks of 2018 in Europe, the Mediterranean 8154 arrived migrants and refugees, and in the same period 2017 – 12358.

The flow of migrants to Europe through the Mediterranean sea in 2018 declined, the press service of the International organization for migration.

According to the organization, in the first week of 2018 in Europe, the Mediterranean 8154 arrived migrants and refugees. Last year during the same period Europe reached 12358.

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 reported missing.

Most migrants arriving in Italy from the beginning of 2018 there landed already 4731 . In addition, a significant number of refugees gets to Greece and Spain.

In France filed a record number of asylum applications

Earlier it was reported that in the Mediterranean sea in a shipwreck killed about 80 migrants from Libya.

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