Migrant Numbers Down, But Deaths On The Rise



Migrant Numbers Down

3,00,000 migrants have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe so far this year. 5,20,000 migrants had arrived during the first nine months of 2015.

Despite the lower numbers attempting the dangerous sea crossing, fatality were rates had risen, with 2016 on track to be "the deadliest year on record in the Mediterranean Sea".

3,211 migrants have been reported dead or missing, just 15 per cent lower than the total number of fatalities for all of last year (3,771)

Funds For Help
More than four dozen U.S businesses have pledged $650 million in support to help the refugees, the White House has announced.

Call For Help
Germany's Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere has called on Islamic groups in the country to help integrate hundreds of thousands of newly arrived Muslim migrants.

Burning Topic
World leaders at the UN meet approved a declaration to provide more coordinated and humane response to the crisis.

Migrants issue took center stage at the U.N General Assembly meeting on Tuesday.

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