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Annual migrant deaths in Mediterranean fall to 2,262: UNHCR

The European Union has been working with north African countries, particularly conflict-wracked Libya, by offering aid money and help with border patrols in a bid to stem the flow of peopleThe number of migrants who died or went missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean fell by more than a quarter in 2018 over the previous year, to 2,262, the UN refugee agency said Thursday.
The number of migrants who arrived in Europe after surviving the sea crossing also dropped by roughly the same proportion last year to 113,482 after 172,301 in 2017, according to the UNHCR’s full-year figures….MORE: FRANCE24

How Many Deaths Does it Cost to Power the World

Infographic: How Many Deaths Does it Cost to Power the World | StatistaWhen switching a lightbulb on, one usually does not think of how many people it kills by leaving the light on longer than necessary. Nevertheless, as with almost everything in our industrialized world, not much comes without the cost of human life….more:  statista