November 2016: UN Report: Hundreds of Migrants Drown While Attempting to Flee
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Here's a slideshow depicting the major world news events of November 2016.
1. Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul 2. Hundreds of Migrants Drown Off Libya 3. British High Court Ruling Will Slow Brexit 4. China Blocks New Hong Kong Legislators 5. ISIS Kidnaps Hundreds of Civilians Outside Mosul 6. Poet, Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies 7. South African President Zuma Survives Another No-Confidence Vote 8. Samsung to Buy Harman International for $8 Billion 9. Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukaev Arrested 10. Shiite Pilgrims Killed by ISIS 11. First U.S. Casualty in Syria 12. Fidel Castro Dies 13. Franois Fillon Wins French Presidential Nomination 14. OPEC Agrees to Cut Oil Production 15. Columbia: New Peace with FARC
- UN Report: Hundreds of Migrants Drown While Attempting to Flee
- A United Nations report reveals the death by drowning of more than 239 migrants in two separate events while attempting to leave Libya on Nov. 3, 2016. In 2015, 3,700 migrants drowned at sea; in 2016, the number has risen to over 3,940 deaths so far. The rise in fatalities is attributed to smugglers using less seaworthy boats and rafts, causing more accidents. In 2015, over 1 million people attempted the journey across the Mediterranean Sea; in 2016, only 328,000 people have attempted the same, but more have perished.
- Photo source: Kenny Karpov/MOAS via AP