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

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  • 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
  • A Deadly Year
  • Growing Death Tolls
  • Haitian Migrants Perish

The Gateway

Positioned closer to Africa than Europe, Lampedusa has been at the center of Europe’s illegal immigration issue for more than a decade, Time magazine reported. Thousands of migrants live in makeshift settlements throughout the area, outnumbering the island’s 6,000 residents.

(Photo: Giorgio Cosulich/Getty Images)

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