‘Fatal Journeys’: 1,000s of migrants die each year traveling to richer states, watchdog says

September 29, 2014 5:08 PM

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‘Fatal Journeys’: 1,000s of migrants die each year traveling to richer states, watchdog says

Migrants sit on a overcrowded boat during a rescue operation off the coast of Sicily. Around 1.000 migrants has been rescued in the last 24 hours by ships engaged in the " Mare Nostrum" operation.(AFP Photo / Marina Militare)

An average of eight migrants a day have died seeking safe haven in more affluent states over the past 14 years, a comprehensive new report reveals. The majority of them were attempting to travel to Europe.

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