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Coronavirus – Africa: 1,200 missing migrants recorded thus far in 2020 may well undercount totals since COVID-19 outbreak

August 14, 2020

Despite the mobility restrictions put in place in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, over 1,200 migrants lost their lives during migration in the first half of 2020, according to data from IOM’s IOM’s Missing Migrants Project.

Responses to COVID-19, including border closures and other measures, have increased the risks of migratory journeys by pushing people into more perilous and deadly situations where humanitarian support and rescue is increasingly unavailable. Many migran

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Source : African Media Agency (AMA)

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