Middle Africa
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 181
Number of Incident: 72
Southern Africa
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 34
Number of Incident: 8
Western Africa
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 2351
Number of Incident: 925
Western Asia
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 1154
Number of Incident: 287
Caribbean
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 841
Number of Incident: 97
Central America
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 1295
Number of Incident: 868
Central Asia
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 52
Number of Incident: 1
Eastern Asia
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 38
Number of Incident: 8
Europe
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 658
Number of Incident: 398
Eastern Africa
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 1712
Number of Incident: 378
Mediterranean
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 21917
Number of Incident: 1, 523
Northern Africa
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 5500
Number of Incident: 1, 731
North America
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 2519
Number of Incident: 1, 837
South America
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 289
Number of Incident: 118
Southern Asia
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 966
Number of Incident: 501
South-eastern Asia
Total Number of Dead and Missing: 2740
Number of Incident: 197

Data

DATA

Missing Migrants Project tracks incidents involving migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, who have died or gone missing in the process of migration towards an international destination.

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Dead and Missing

Dead and Missing

Key statistics 2014 - 2021

death


Missing Migrants Project has recorded the deaths of  42,247 since 2014.

drownning


The remains of 19,030 people who lost their lives during migration have not been recovered.

route


The most deadly route is the Central Mediterranean Route, where at least 17,814 people have died since 2014.

 

 

 

Cause of Death
Accidental death icon 401 Accidental death
Drowning icon 25,753 Drowning
Harsh environmental conditions icon 2,157 Harsh environmental conditions / lack of adequate shelter, food, water
Mixed or unknown icon 7,516 Mixed or unknown
Sickness icon 1,106 Sickness / lack of access to adequate healthcare
Vehicle accident icon 3,245 Vehicle accident / death linked to hazardous transport
Violence icon 2,069 Violence