Migrants fork more for deadly voyage to Europe

Migrants MediterraneanFrom OKORO CHINEDU in Lagos, Nigeria
LAGOS, (CAJ News) -MORE Nigerians and Sudanese are paying more for the illegal and
deadly journey to Europe by ship through Libya.
The International Office of Migration (IOM) reported in 2016, 60 percent of Nigerian
and 41 percent of Sudanese respondents reported paying between US$1 000 (R13 000)
and $5 000 for their journey to Libya.
This has increased to 71 percent of Nigerian respondents and 64 percent of Sudanese
respondents in the first few months of 2017, according to data
IOM collected through Flow Monitoring surveys conducted among 1 314 migrants.
This data is included in the Round 8 Displacement Tracking Matrix Migration
information package, which presents data collected between December 2016 and March
2017.
It highlights that 381 463 migrants were found to be present in Libya
during that period.
Daniel Salmon, IOM Libya DTM Programme Coordinator, said they were working to fill
in the missing link between migrants on the ground, humanitarian
actors and policy-makers by providing timely and comprehensive data on migrants
across the country, some of whom were transit migrants and others
who live and work in Libya.
“The report synthesises this information in a digestible format; however, anyone
interested in doing any further analysis is highly encouraged to use our datasets,
which we make available to the public to use,” said Salmon.
Last year, over 5 000 migrants died at sea on their way to Europe. 
– CAJ News

 

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