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

研究, 由失踪移民项目进行并由国际移民组织出版 (国际移民组织), 至少记录 1,238 美洲移民期间的死亡人数 2021, 至少 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, 说过. “然而, 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,” 他加了. “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, 星期一, 六月 27, 2022, in San Antonio.

Body bags lie at the scene where a tractor-trailer with multiple dead bodies was discovered, 星期一, 六月 27, 2022, in San Antonio. (美联社照片/埃里克·盖伊)

The dangers of the crossing made headlines last week after the discovery of a tractor-trailer in San Antonio, 德州, containing 46 migrants who died 和 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, 危地马拉和洪都拉斯, highlighting the scope of the migration route. IOM reported that this brought the total number of victims along the border to 493 对于 2022 单独.