Over 2,100 men, women and children have died in the Mediterranean sea while trying to reach Europe in the early part of 2017.
As many as 1,889 between Libya and Sicily.
The startling figures are published in a report by the International Organization for Migration.
More than 80,000 arrived safely in different parts of the Mediterranean between North Africa and Italy, Turkey, Greece and Spain.
The organisation says as many as 15,000 people have died since the start of the migrant crisis in 2013.