4,621 dead in the Mediterranean sea-grave in 2016
The same day the refugees and migrants were lost, the EU opposed expanding safe visa options by processing applications abroad. A hundred migrants and refugees were feared drowned Thursday after yet another shipwreck off the Libyan coast, raising the number of those missing feared drowned this week to 340.
Doctors Without Borders, MSF, said around 100 people were believed to have drowned in the Mediterranean on Wednesday, according to 27 migrants and refugees who had been plucked to safety and were being brought to Italy.
The death toll in the Mediterranean has surged this year to 4,621 as of Nov. 14, compared to 3,777 in the whole of 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration.