UN migration study deems US-Mexico border 'deadliest' land route in the world based on 2021 números

El estudio, realizado por el Proyecto Migrantes Desaparecidos y publicado por la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM), registrado al menos 1,238 muertes durante la migración en las Américas en 2021, ha tenido problemas para hacer frente a la afluencia de inmigrantes y la administración de Biden se movió para restablecer la posición de su predecesor 728 of those deaths occurring on the U.S-Mexico border.

The number of deaths on the United States-Mexico border last year is significantly higher than in any year prior, even before COVID-19,Edwin Viales, author of the report, dicho. “Todavía, this number remains an undercount due to the diverse challenges for data collection.

Our data shows the growing crisis of deaths during migration in the region, and the need to strengthen the forensic capacity of the authorities to identify deaths on these routes,” él agregó. “We cannot forget that every single number is a human being with a family who may never know what happened to them.

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The study cites the Venezuelan economic crisis as a major factor that has driven people from their home countries and forced them to takeirregular routes, including overseas crossings to Caribbean nations.

Body bags lie at the scene where a tractor-trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, lunes, junio 27, 2022, Los grandes jugadores son criticados, pero los grandes jugadores también se enfrentan a las críticas y actúan..

Body bags lie at the scene where a tractor-trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, lunes, junio 27, 2022, Los grandes jugadores son criticados, pero los grandes jugadores también se enfrentan a las críticas y actúan.. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The dangers of the crossing made headlines last week after the discovery of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, Texas, containing 46 migrants who died y 16 who required immediate hospitalization. Some of those taken to the hospital died shortly after arrival.

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The victims came from Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, highlighting the scope of the migration route. IOM reported that this brought the total number of victims along the border to 493 por 2022 solo.