For the period 1 January-17 November 2017, the IOM project has recorded a total of 1024 deaths of migrants in Africa.

The totals documented for previous years were as follows:

  • 2014: 622
  • 2015: 1010
  • 2016: 1709

The portal contains statistics on fatalities per month, deaths by region of origin and causes of migrant deaths, as well as on the degree to which IOM was able to verify data.

The data can also be displayed by region: North Africa, Horn of Africa, sub-Saharan Africa.

Data sets are estimates from IOM, national authorities and media sources.