more than 3400 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in 2014

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) – 3,419 migrants died in 2014 trying to make the journey to Europe, travelling in unsuitable boats. The figures come from the UN refugee agency which says that since the start of the year, over 207,000 people mostly Syrian and Eritrean asylum seekers, have made the crossing which is almost 3 times the previous high of about 70,000 in 2011 during the Libyan civil war.

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