As of 31 December, at least 3,771 people had died whilst attempting the sea crossing to Europe in 2015.
In 2015 over one million refugees had reached Europe across the Mediterranean, mainly to Greece and Italy. Of these, 3,735 were missing, believed drowned.
In May 2015 volunteers from the medical humanitarian organisation ‘Doctors Without Borders’ (MSF), alongside 15 seafaring crew embarked on a search and rescue mission.
The international organisation for migration estimated that by the end of December 2015 at least 3,771 people died trying to cross the Mediterranean.
After eight months at sea, in 2015 the Bourbon Argos was involved with 120 rescue operations, saving 20,129 people.
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