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The UN has told about death rate of refugees - RIA Novosti, 9/3/2018


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GENEVA, 3 Sep – RIA Novosti, Elizabeth Isakova. This year has brought most of all death of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea, it is told in annual the report of the UN Agency for refugees (UNHCR) published on Monday.© by AFP 2018/TT News Agency/Jonas Ekstromer Migrants change the power in Shvetsiiv the report, in particular, it is celebrated that the total of migrants and refugees who arrive in Europe in 2018 was reduced by 42%. However the death rate has sharply increased, especially near the Mediterranean Sea where during the period from January to July about one dead was the share of each 18 people. For the same period last year every 43rd migrant perished. According to UVKB, this year the number of the dead or missing persons in the Mediterranean Sea of migrants has exceeded 1600 people. "This report once again confirms that the Mediterranean way is the most killing for travel" — I have said, commenting on the report, the director of the European bureau UNHCR Pascal Moreau. In this regard has called the UNHCR together with International Organization For Migration (MEGOHM) for development of regional approach to rescue and disembarkation to the coast of people which need the help in the Mediterranean Sea. Besides, the agency urges the authorities of Europe to increase quantity of legal ways for arrival of refugees, in particular, to increase the program for resettlement and not to interfere with reunion of families.

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