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IOM: 3200 have perished in the Mediterranean migrating to Europe in 2014 – Middle East Monitor

Spokesman of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) Joel Millman said on Friday that about 3,200 migrants died in the Mediterranean en-route to Europe this year."An estimated 3,200 migrants have perished attempting to cross the Mediterranea in 2014," Millman said. "Many of them are victims of ruthless criminal gangs seeking to profit from the misery of men, women and children fleeing conflict and oppression."Millman was speaking at a press conference in the UN Headquarters in Geneva. He said that most of the migrants attempting to reach Europe in 2014 were Syrians, Palestinians and Eritreans....

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