Human Wrongs Watch

The Refugee Brief, by Kristy Siegfried*

4 November 2019 (UNHCR)*Land route through Africa twice as deadly as Mediterranean, says UNHCR.

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Image from UNHCR.

The UN refugee agency’s special envoy for the central Mediterranean, Vincent Cochetel, told a German newspaper, Welt am Sonntag, on Sunday [3 November 2019] that while more than 1,000 people have died or gone missing attempting to cross the Mediterranean this year, the land journey across Africa to reach the Mediterranean is even more lethal.

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