UN tightens efforts against refugees at sea

The growing number of refugees trying to make a better life for themselves by crossing the seas has caused several UN agencies to unite in a collective effort to, for example, exchange information on the topic.

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More than 214,000 people fled by sea in 2014, on the Mediterranean Sea in particular, in search of a brighter future. 3,500 of these people died. These large numbers have incited several agencies of the United Nations to collaborate in an agreement for a strengthened, collective effort to help these refugees.

The IMO elaborates this in a statement on the organization's website.

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