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It’s 34,361 and rising: how the List tallies Europe’s migrant bodycount

The deaths do not just occur at sea – but in detention blocks, asylum units and even town centres.

  • Here’s how the List is put together

The boat capsized in rough seas in March close to Italian territorial waters.

A search and rescue operation fished bodies from the sea, dead and alive.

Many of the ship’s passengers remained unaccounted for.

Meco 1aNo one knew quite how many.

It’s a grimly familiar tale that sounds like one of the tragedies that occurred on Europe’s southern rim over the past couple of years.

But in fact, the events described occurred in 1997.

Some details of…

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