Deaths and disappearances at sea of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said it was extremely concerned about the sharp increase in the deaths and disappearances at sea of migrants trying to reach the Canary Islands along the West African coast.

According to the IOM report, August was the deadliest month in terms of documented fatalities with 379 lives lost, almost half the total number of deaths recorded in 2021.