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EXPLAINER: Fewer people cross Mediterranean; numerous still die

EXPLAINER: Fewer people cross Mediterranean; numerous still die

ROME (AP) — The back-to-back shipwrecks of migrant smuggling boats off Greece has on one instance on one occasion additional place the spotlight on the dangers of the Mediterranean migration route, the risks migrants accompanied by every one one other accompanied by refugees are willing to lay clasp of accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the political infighting that has thwarted a protected from danger European response to people fleeing war, penury accompanied by every one one other accompanied by climate change.

Here's a look at the migration circumstances across the Mediterranean Sea:

WHAT HAPPENED TO TWO SMUGGLERS' BOATS OFF GREECE?

Bodies floated amid splintered wreckage off a Greek island on Thursday while the demise toll from separate sinkings of place of set of two migrant boats rose to 22, accompanied by concerning a dozen still missing. The vessels went down hundreds of miles apart, inside one instance prompting a theatrical overnight rescue try while island residents accompanied by every one one other accompanied by firefighters pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up precipitous cliffs.

The Greek shipwrecks came fair days following Italy commemorated the ninth anniversary of one of the deadliest Mediterranean shipwrecks inside recent memory, the Oct. 3, 2013 capsizing of a migrant ship off Lampedusa, Sicily, inside which 368 people died.

WHAT ARE THE TRENDS IN MEDITERRANEAN MIGRANT ARRIVALS?

So a lengthy way this year, the International Organization of Migration has recorded around 109,000 "irregular" arrivals to the Mediterranean countries of Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Malta by land or sea. This has made immigration a heated political theme inside those European Union nations.

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U.N. displaced human being officials note that all-inclusive numbers of migrants seeking to go nearer to Europe this way has decreased over the years, to an signify of around 120,000 annually. They call that a relatively "manageable" number, mostly compared to the 7.4 million Ukrainians who have fled their homeland this year to obtain away Russia's invasion, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by were welcomed by European countries.

"We've seen how fast accompanied by every one one other accompanied by how fast a response was mounted to deal accompanied by that circumstances inside a extremely humane accompanied by every one one other accompanied by commendable way," said Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for the U.N. displaced human being agency inside Geneva. "If we tin see that occur extremely concretely inside this situation, why can't it exist applied for 120,000 people that are coming across to Europe on a yearly basis?"

Others see Europe's harsh response to Mediterranean migrants, who regularly go nearer from Africa, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its welcoming of Slavic Ukrainian migrants while racist.

HOW DANGEROUS IS THE MEDITERRANEAN?

So a lengthy way this year the IOM has reported 1,522 deceased or lost migrants inside the Mediterranean. Overall, the IOM says 24,871 migrants have died or gone lost inside the Mediterranean since 2014, accompanied by the real number believed to exist flat higher specified the number of shipwrecks that never obtain reported.

"The voyage inside the way of Italy has been confirmed to exist the most dangerous," said the ISMU footing inside Italy, which conducts research on migration trends.

The Central Mediterranean migration way that takes migrants from Libya or Tunisia northern to Europe is the deadliest known migration way inside the world, accounting for additional than fifty per cent of of the reported deaths inside the Mediterranean that IOM has tracked since 2014. The way has Italy while its main destination.

WHAT ARE THE DEADLIEST KNOWN SMUGGLING SHIPWRECKS?

On April 18, 2015, the Mediterranean's deadliest known shipwreck inside living ability to remember occurred when an overcrowded fishing vessel collided 77 nautical miles off Libya accompanied by a freighter that was trying to go nearer to its rescue. Only 28 people survived. At earliest it was feared the hull held the remains of 700 people. Forensic experts who place not here to try to identify all the deceased concluded inside 2018 that there were originally 1,100 people on board.

On Oct. 3, 2013, a trawler packed accompanied by additional than 500 people, numerous from Eritrea accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ethiopia, caught blaze accompanied by every one one other accompanied by capsized within sight of an uninhabited islet off Italy's southern island of Lampedusa. Local fishermen rushed to try to assist save lives. In the end, 155 survived accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 368 people died.

One week later, a shipwreck occurred on Oct 11, 2013, further not here at sea, 60 miles south of Lampedusa inside what has become known inside Italy while the "slaughter of children." In all, additional than 260 people died, among them 60 children. The Italian newsweekly L'Espresso inside 2017 published the audio recordings of the migrants' despairing calls for assist accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Italian accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Maltese authorities seemingly delaying the rescue.

WHAT ARE OTHER MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION ROUTES TO EUROPE?

The Western Mediterranean way is used by migrants seeking to stretch not here Spain from Morocco or Algeria. The Eastern Mediterranean route, where the shipwrecks occurred this week off Greece, has traditionally been used by Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other non-African migrants who sprint earliest to Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by at that hour dated try to stretch not here Greece or other European destinations.

Greece was a answer transit point for hundreds of thousands of migrants accompanied by every one one other accompanied by refugees entering the EU inside 2015-16, numerous fleeing wars inside Iraq accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Syria, though the numbers dropped sharply following the EU accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Turkey reached a deal inside 2016 to boundary smugglers. Greece has since toughened its borders accompanied by every one one other accompanied by built a steel fence down its land border accompanied by Turkey. Greece has excessively been accused by Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by some migration experts of pushing spine migrants, a inquire inside remittance it denies.

For its part, Greece says Turkey has failed to place an extremity to smugglers operative on its shoreline accompanied by every one one other accompanied by has been using migrants to apply political pressure to the whole European Union.

HOW HAS MIGRATION DIVIDED THE EU'S 27 nations?

Mediterranean countries have for years complained that they have been left-hand to convey the brunt of welcoming accompanied by every one one other accompanied by processing migrants, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by have lengthy demanded other European countries step up accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lay clasp of them in.

Poland, Hungary accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other Eastern European nations refused an EU scheme to part the burdens of carrying for the migrants.

Human rights groups have condemned how the EU inside recent years has outsourced migrant rescues to the Libyan seaboard guard, which brings the migrants spine to horrific camps on land where numerous are beaten, raped accompanied by every one one other accompanied by abused.

"Over the years, the routes have changed nevertheless not the tragedies," said the Sant'Egidio Community while it commemorated the 2013 Lampedusa anniversary this week. Working accompanied by other Christian groups, the Catholic non-profit-making organization has brought additional than 5,000 refugees to Italy via "humanitarian corridors" accompanied by every one one other accompanied by has called for additional protected from danger passages to exist organized so migrants don't have to chance dangerous Mediterranean crossings accompanied by smugglers.

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So it shows how isolated those place of set of two countries are."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:521103274690' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='508b968f182e5da7cf721f9928f2a937'>Hub peek embed (Russia-Ukraine) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins said the fallout from the war is something they all have inside common.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"It's affecting all of us inside the safety sense, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its affecting all of us into with every one other accompanied by not here of our economies, into with every one other accompanied by not here of the rising vitality costs. So the only way that we tin clasp this is employed together, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by not fair the European Union. All the European countries need to labour together," he said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal was inside Prague for the meeting, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy addressed the leaders by video link.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"There are no indeed indeed representatives of Russia accompanied by us here — a condition that geographically seems to belong to Europe, nevertheless from the point of view of its values accompanied by every one one other accompanied by behavior is the most anti-European condition inside the world," Zelenskyy said.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"We are now inside a strong position to unswerving all possible powers of Europe to extremity the war accompanied by every one one other accompanied by guarantee long-term peace," he said. 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"Our supposition is for the European Political Community to assist build strong accompanied by every one one other accompanied by present with to our relations accompanied by the EU."\u003c/p>\u003cp>But the host of the event, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, said it had been a success.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"We don't replace existing formats of cooperation. We did not adopt some official resolution. We fair exist inside be in touch the need of having space for casual exchange of views on ongoing events inside Europe accompanied by every one one other accompanied by beyond," Fiala told reporters. He said the following gathering will exist held inside Moldova, at that hour dated others inside Spain accompanied by every one one other accompanied by the U.K.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The summit did create space for a series of meetings. Erdogan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held landmark talks. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev was excessively inside attendance at what appeared to exist an casual gathering of the trio leaders.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Armenia, which have no indeed indeed diplomatic relations, agreed last year to begin talks aimed at putting decades of enmity behind them accompanied by every one one other accompanied by reopen their fasten border. Special envoys appointed by the place of set of two countries have held quartet rounds of talks since then.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Truss, Macron accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte held talks on migration, while the U.K. seeks further assist inside preventing migrants from reaching its shores lacking authorization. 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Both vessels are believed to have left-hand from Turkey.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis voiced "deep sorrow for the tragic mislaying of life," accompanied by every one one other accompanied by praised rescuers' "heroic" efforts.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"This is a hour dated to really cooperate a a large amount of additional substantially inside order to retain away from these types of incidents occurring inside the future accompanied by every one one other accompanied by to completely eradicate the smugglers who prey upon guiltless people" trying to stretch not here Europe inside unseaworthy boats, Mitsotakis added.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>The seaboard retain protected from danger on Greece's eastern island of Lesbos said the bodies of 16 young African women, a male accompanied by every one one other accompanied by a male child were recovered following a dinghy carrying concerning 40 people sank. 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They added that 80 people, from Afghanistan, Iraq accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Iran, had been rescued while a search continues for while numerous while 11 still believed to exist missing.\u003c/p>\u003cp>\u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/afghanistan-middle-east-greece-turkey-migration-b96ea759cb6419a11a0e80405444d105\">"The waves was excessively a a large amount of high, concerning 6 meters (20 feet),"\u003c/a> said Abdul Ghafar Amur, a Afghan survivor of the wreck. "We tried to save our lives, nevertheless most of our friends, they have died."\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='1b8d2c4969564b3a80195e20d8e3f2a5' class='media-placeholder'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>He said the people on the yacht had been at ocean for place of set of two days when the vessel sank. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>With gale-force winds overnight on Kythira, survivors clinging to ropes were pulled to safety up precipitous cliffs while others were buffeted by waves while they waited their turn on rocks at the bottom.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"All the residents here went down to the harbor to try accompanied by every one one other accompanied by help," island resident Martha Stathaki told The Associated Press. "We could see the vessel smashing opposed to the rocks accompanied by every one one other accompanied by people climbing up those rocks to try accompanied by every one one other accompanied by save themselves. It was an unbelievable sight.\"\u003c/p>\u003cp>Amur said he paid smugglers $9,000 to exist transported from Turkey to Italy, which matched accounts by other survivors. The fate of the yacht's leader was unknown, though some survivors said he was lost all over the wreck.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Kythira is 400 kilometers (250 miles) the occident of Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by on a way regularly used by smugglers to bypass Greece accompanied by every one one other accompanied by head unswerving to Italy. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>A volatile debate is taking place inside the centre of Greece accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Turkey over the safety of migrants at sea, accompanied by Athens accusing its neighbor of failing to place an extremity to smugglers operative on its shoreline accompanied by every one one other accompanied by flat using migrants to apply political pressure on the European Union. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Most migrants who stretch not here Greece journey from nearby Turkey, nevertheless smugglers have changed routes — regularly taking greater risks — inside recent months to retain away from laboriously patrolled waters around eastern Greek islands near the Turkish coastline. \u003c/p>\u003cp>"Once again, Turkey's tolerance of gangs of ruthless traffickers has cost anthropoid lives," Greek Shipping Minister Yannis Plakiotakis said. 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The vessels went down hundreds of miles apart, inside one instance prompting a theatrical overnight rescue try while island residents accompanied by every one one other accompanied by firefighters pulled shipwrecked migrants to safety up precipitous cliffs.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Greek shipwrecks came fair days following Italy commemorated the ninth anniversary of one of the deadliest Mediterranean shipwrecks inside recent memory, the Oct. 3, 2013 capsizing of a migrant ship off Lampedusa, Sicily, inside which 368 people died. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>WHAT ARE THE TRENDS IN MEDITERRANEAN MIGRANT ARRIVALS?\u003c/p>\u003cp>So a lengthy way this year, the International Organization of Migration has recorded around 109,000 "irregular" arrivals to the Mediterranean countries of Italy, Spain, Greece, Cyprus accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Malta by land or sea. This has made immigration a heated political theme inside those European Union nations.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv id='afs:Card:762124786527' class='hub-peek-embed' content-id='df115568e5ed7c95c1c71c112f2c0174'>Hub peek embed (Migration) - Compressed layout (automatic embed) \u003c/div>\u003cp>U.N. displaced human being officials note that all-inclusive numbers of migrants seeking to go nearer to Europe this way has decreased over the years, to an signify of around 120,000 annually. They call that a relatively "manageable" number, mostly compared to the 7.4 million \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/russia-ukraine-war-refugees-diversity-230b0cc790820b9bf8883f918fc8e313\">Ukrainians who have fled\u003c/a> their homeland this year to obtain away Russia's invasion, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by were welcomed by European countries.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"We've seen how fast accompanied by every one one other accompanied by how fast a response was mounted to deal accompanied by that circumstances inside a extremely humane accompanied by every one one other accompanied by commendable way," said Shabia Mantoo, spokesperson for the U.N. displaced human being agency inside Geneva. "If we tin see that occur extremely concretely inside this situation, why can't it exist applied for 120,000 people that are coming across to Europe on a yearly basis?"\u003c/p>\u003cp>Others see Europe's harsh response to Mediterranean migrants, who regularly go nearer from Africa, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by its welcoming of Slavic Ukrainian migrants while racist.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>HOW DANGEROUS IS THE MEDITERRANEAN?\u003c/p>\u003cp>So a lengthy way this year the IOM has reported 1,522 deceased or lost migrants inside the Mediterranean. Overall, the IOM says 24,871 migrants have died or gone lost inside the Mediterranean since 2014, accompanied by the real number believed to exist flat higher specified the number of shipwrecks that never obtain reported.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"The voyage inside the way of Italy has been confirmed to exist the most dangerous," said the ISMU footing inside Italy, which conducts research on migration trends.\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Central Mediterranean migration way that takes migrants from Libya or Tunisia northern to Europe is the deadliest known migration way inside the world, accounting for additional than fifty per cent of of the reported deaths inside the Mediterranean that IOM has tracked since 2014. The way has Italy while its main destination.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>WHAT ARE THE DEADLIEST KNOWN SMUGGLING SHIPWRECKS?\u003c/p>\u003cp>On April 18, 2015, the Mediterranean's \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/italy-forensics-africa-ap-top-news-international-news-a61525ac3ec44cf5b2a42296e22ddcf4\">deadliest known shipwreck\u003c/a> inside living ability to remember occurred when an overcrowded fishing vessel collided 77 nautical miles off Libya accompanied by a freighter that was trying to go nearer to its rescue. Only 28 people survived. At earliest it was feared the hull held the remains of 700 people. Forensic experts who place not here to try to identify all the deceased concluded inside 2018 that there were originally 1,100 people on board.\u003c/p>\u003cp>On Oct. 3, 2013, a trawler packed accompanied by additional than 500 people, numerous from Eritrea accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Ethiopia, caught blaze accompanied by every one one other accompanied by capsized within sight of an uninhabited islet off Italy's southern island of Lampedusa. Local fishermen rushed to try to assist save lives. In the end, 155 survived accompanied by every one one other accompanied by 368 people died.\u003c/p>\u003cp>One week later, a shipwreck occurred on Oct 11, 2013, further not here at sea, 60 miles south of Lampedusa inside what has become known inside Italy while the "slaughter of children." In all, additional than 260 people died, among them 60 children. The Italian newsweekly L'Espresso inside 2017 published the audio recordings of the migrants' despairing calls for assist accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Italian accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Maltese authorities seemingly delaying the rescue.\u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>WHAT ARE OTHER MEDITERRANEAN MIGRATION ROUTES TO EUROPE?\u003c/p>\u003cp>The Western Mediterranean way is used by migrants seeking to stretch not here Spain from Morocco or Algeria. The Eastern Mediterranean route, where the shipwrecks occurred this week off Greece, has traditionally been used by Syrian, Iraqi, Afghan accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other non-African migrants who sprint earliest to Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by at that hour dated try to stretch not here Greece or other European destinations.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Greece was a answer transit point for hundreds of thousands of migrants accompanied by every one one other accompanied by refugees entering the EU inside 2015-16, numerous fleeing wars inside Iraq accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Syria, though the numbers dropped sharply following the EU accompanied by every one one other accompanied by Turkey reached a deal inside 2016 to boundary smugglers. Greece \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/pope-francis-middle-east-religion-europe-migration-34dc8f29caa2ca593944d554703c64bb\">has since toughened its borders\u003c/a> accompanied by every one one other accompanied by built a steel fence down its land border accompanied by Turkey. Greece has excessively been accused by Turkey accompanied by every one one other accompanied by some migration experts of pushing spine migrants, a inquire inside remittance it denies. \u003c/p>\u003cdiv class=\"ad-placeholder\" data='autoembed'>\u003c/div>\u003cp>For its part, Greece says Turkey has failed to place an extremity to smugglers operative on its shoreline accompanied by every one one other accompanied by has been using migrants to apply political pressure to the whole European Union. \u003c/p>\u003cp>HOW HAS MIGRATION DIVIDED THE EU'S 27 nations?\u003c/p>\u003cp>Mediterranean countries have for years complained that they have been left-hand to convey the brunt of welcoming accompanied by every one one other accompanied by processing migrants, accompanied by every one one other accompanied by \u003ca href=\"https://apnews.com/article/africa-middle-east-europe-migration-6b27f13f152c38e0c834d113674fbe7d\">have lengthy demanded other European countries\u003c/a> step up accompanied by every one one other accompanied by lay clasp of them in. \u003c/p>\u003cp>Poland, Hungary accompanied by every one one other accompanied by other Eastern European nations refused an EU scheme to part the burdens of carrying for the migrants.\u003c/p>\u003cp>Human rights groups have condemned how the EU inside recent years has outsourced migrant rescues to the Libyan seaboard guard, which brings the migrants spine to horrific camps on land where numerous are beaten, raped accompanied by every one one other accompanied by abused.\u003c/p>\u003cp>"Over the years, the routes have changed nevertheless not the tragedies," said the Sant'Egidio Community while it commemorated the 2013 Lampedusa anniversary this week. 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