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Since 2014, 18886 refugees and migrants have died or gone missing in their attempt to reach Europe. For every point depicted on the map there has been a deadly incident involving people who attempted to migrate through one of the three Mediterranean routes: the central, eastern or western.
The size of each circle depicts the number of victims in the particular incident. The data were extracted from the Missing Migrants Project of the International Organization for Migration (IOM). The Missing Migrants Project has developed a comprehensive database available to anyone who wants to read the aggregated data. Additional statistics and charts can be found on the Missing Migrants website.
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In addition to the overcrowded Reception and Identification Centres (RIC) in the five Aegean islands, there are currently 27 more hosting structures for asylum seekers in the mainland of Greece.
Fires in Australia are estimated to have burned 107,000 square kilometers, nearly the size of mainland Greece (132,049). 28 people died and more than a billion animals killed in wildfires that have been burning the country since autumn 2019.
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The cost of living in Greece remains relatively high compared to the income of the population. According to the European Job Mobility Portal, Greece is ranked 31st in the world’s general price levels.
On this map each point corresponds to a shooting of Greek or international film and television production as recorded on IMDB, the world’s most popular online database of information related to films and television programs productions.
More than 11,000 apartments in the municipality of Athens are rented on Airbnb, with an average of 65€ per day.