Swallowed by the Sea: A Look at Recent Migrant Ship Deaths

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  • Dangerous Waters
  • A Deadly Year
  • Growing Death Tolls
  • Haitian Migrants Perish
  • Scores Dead After Boat Sinks
  • Only Caskets
  • The Gateway
  • Terrible Conditions
  • Top Destination
  • Dead At Sea
  • Scores Drown After Boat Sinks
  • Water Graveyards
  • Who's Responsible?

Dangerous Waters

This year alone, more than 130,000 migrants — mostly African — have fled conflicts, persecutions and feared economic chaos in their homelands, arriving on European shores in search of a better life. Yet, these migrants run a high risk of perishing at sea when they attempt to cross the Mediterranean, dubbed the “most deadly stretch of water for refugees and migrants” by the United Nations. Keep reading to learn about recent and past tragedies where desperate travelers were swallowed by the sea. Patrice Peck and Natelege Whaley


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