Mediterranean Sea is the world’s most dangerous migratory route

In October 2015, the European Parliament has published a study which provides a detailed overview of the legal framework protecting the rights of migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe by boat, and identifies how these rights may be violated at various stages of their journey.

ECRE, Brussels, November 2015 – The Directorate General for External Policies of the European Parliament has published the study ‘Migrants in the Mediterranean: Protecting Human Rights’, which highlights that, up to 16 October, 613,179 persons arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean this year and 3,117 of those died while attempting to cross. These figures make the Mediterranean Sea the world’s most dangerous migratory region. The majority of those arriving are refugees, fleeing war, conflict and persecution, the report stresse. …