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The Daily Dawn
Dawn Desk Report

The boat should never dim sea. With no regard for the life of unscrupulous smugglers. And all the desperate people risking.

Fear, hope and greed that the mix has produced a terrible record. More people than ever before drowning in the Mediterranean this year: at least 3,800. That's about 90 a week. It's about 13 every day.

They have no choice. The Syrians, Afghans, Iraqis, fleeing war. They are Nigerians and Eritreans are in search of a better life.

More than 65 million people have fled their homes; 1 in 3 of them refugees. We are in the midst of migration be the largest since World War II refugees. The sheer numbers of the population in many countries dwarfs.

Although fewer people in 2015 than the year passed, more people dying, they try to make the journey. In a boat off the coast of Libya in October immigrant organization. At least 29 people were killed in all in their 20s.

In a boat off the coast of Libya in October immigrant organization. At least 29 people were killed in all in their 20s. One out of every 88 persons Greece, Italy or Spain had been lost at sea trying to reach the shores.

That means they are traveling more than 90 times more likely to die of a gunshot wound Americans are not in the risk of death.

East route last year, by far the busiest route from Greece to Turkey, but Ankara an agreement between the European Union and the number has been brought down. Still, it is a heavily trafficked route.

Central route: no government in Libya, which gives smugglers a lot of people have the freedom to operate out of North Africa. This year has been busy traffic between Libya and Italy.

Western Route: West Africa, the Middle East hotspots and poor countries in sub-Saharan Africa, that Europe is far from the immigrant generation. Among the relatively small number of people from the continent to try to reach. But even so, a steady trickle narrow point in the south of Spain over the sea.

More than a million people have fled Somalia. About three million have fled Afghanistan. But it's almost five million in Syria, for more than five years of civil war devastated, that most refugees are generated.

Syrian refugees outnumber refugees could go to any other country, but they were driven from their homes by fighting less than half the number of Syrians make up.

Many more are internally displaced - are still in Syria, but in the country as refugees.
And then, of course, an unknown number of people have been killed in the war. International organizations trying to stop counting the dead years ago.

The latest estimate of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights put the number somewhere around 430,000.

If that's right, it means the country nearly one in every 50 people have been killed.

President Obama vowed the United States this year, and 10,000 Syrian refugees will be resettled by August, the administration saying it will exceed the target. Justin Trudeau in Canada to 25,000 last year, when he became prime minister vowed to be.

But many more European countries are claiming asylum. German Chancellor Angela Merkel will take his country to one million refugees.

And across Europe, refugees from Syria are claiming asylum. But much of the Middle East. Syria's neighbors in the battle to host the vast majority of people are trying to escape.

So we need to keep refugees flee - and there's little hope war will end any time soon. War behind, the sea ahead of them: the Syrians to cross the Aegean Sea in a dinghy in February, the board is ready for lesbians.

War behind, the sea ahead of them: the Syrians to cross the Aegean Sea in a dinghy in February, the board is ready for lesbians.

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