US-Mexico border smuggling: 4 most dangerous illegal immigration routes in the world – BBC News

June 29, 2022

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The UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM) estimates that nearly 50,000 migrants have been killed or unaccounted for in smuggling to the US or EU countries since 2014

In the past few days, there have been two tragic deaths of smuggled migrants that shocked the world. At least 23 people died on June 24 when a large group of people tried to cross the border fence from Morocco into the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa. On June 27, police in San Antonio, Texas, found 50 bodies in an abandoned container truck.

In the past two years, the number of illegal immigrants worldwide has declined due to the impact of the new crown epidemic. However, as the epidemic is gradually lifted, the number of people taking the dangerous route of smuggling migrants is on the rise, leading many countries to impose strict entry restrictions.

Experts have warned that stricter entry restrictions could lead to an increase in the number of illegal immigrant deaths.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), a United Nations agency, estimates that since 2014, nearly 50,000 migrants have been killed or unaccounted for while trying to smuggle to destinations such as the United States or the European Union. The agency believes the actual number of deaths and disappearances may be higher.

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