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16th Jan 2017

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Over 250,000 migrants reached EU by sea 2016

The Geneva-based International Organisation for Migration on Friday said some 251,557 people seeking either protection or better lives have reached the EU by sea since the start of the year until 27 July. It also noted that the death toll in the attempt has reached 3,034. Some 20,000 people crossed the sea in July alone. Same period last year saw 220,054 arrivals and 1,917 deaths.

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