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Mediterranean still claiming migrant lives

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Mediterranean still claiming migrant lives

<p>Over 2,100 men, women and children have died in the Mediterranean sea while trying to reach Europe in the early part of 2017. </p> <p>As many as 1,889 between Libya and Sicily.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><span class="caps">UNHCR</span> is concerned about the latest reports of deaths <code> Mediterranean sea.Saving lives must be top priority for all.<a href="https://t.co/HM5R9YzYiX">https://t.co/HM5R9YzYiX</a> <a href="https://t.co/vPQEtuR9gA">pic.twitter.com/vPQEtuR9gA</a></p>— Zoran Stevanovic (</code>zoranmedia) <a href="https://twitter.com/zoranmedia/status/874174683800903680">June 12, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The startling figures are published in a report by the International Organization for Migration.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet"tw-align-center data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Migrant deaths in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Mediterranean?src=hash">#Mediterranean</a> in 2017 pass 2,000 mark on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WorldRefugeeDay?src=hash">#WorldRefugeeDay</a> after new boat disasters <a href="https://t.co/YSJvu12w6W">https://t.co/YSJvu12w6W</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/twitter?src=hash">#twitter</a> <a href="https://t.co/kenRSl7zrh">pic.twitter.com/kenRSl7zrh</a></p>— David Hulme (@DrDavidHulme) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrDavidHulme/status/877609326336106497">June 21, 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>More than 80,000 arrived safely in different parts of the Mediterranean between North Africa and Italy, Turkey, Greece and Spain.</p> <p>The organisation says as many as 15,000 people have died since the start of the migrant crisis in 2013.</p>