United Nations warns against increase of immigrants drowning in the Central Mediterranean
The agency within the UN which works to help refugees (UNHCR) said that to date in 2021, it has seen the number of immigrants who have drowned in the central Mediterranean double when compared with those who lost their life last year.
There are three routes in the Mediterranean which are considered to be the most common in the trafficking of immigrants, with the main one being the zone where Malta and Italy are located.
The other two routes are those in the Western Mediterranean, where Spain is, and the Eastern part of the sea where one finds Greece.
The UNHCR said that to date, around 500 immigrants have died while they were crossing the central Mediterranean and warned that the number is expected to increase throughout this year.