interactive site on crossings mediterranian, Atlantic, sinai desert:
The route Lampedusa – Libya is one of the most traveled routes by migrants crossing the Mediterranean. The trip is made on unsafe boats, often destined to fail. Many of these boats are intercepted by the Coast Guard and the Tunisian fishermen. According to Fortress Europe since 1994, in the Strait of Sicily at least 7,065 people have died. The year 2011 was crucial: in that year at least 1,822 people are died or missed. After the war in Libya, the landings in Sicily took a break in 2012, but in 2013 the route back to being crossed. In the first nine months of the year, 30 thousand people arrived in Italy, for the most part Syrians, Eritreans and Somalis.