Ways to help ongoing migrant crisis

Syrian migrants wear life-jackets and  life-belts before boarding a dinghy to cross the Aegean Sea to the Greek island of Lesbos from the Ayvacik coast in Canakkale on February 28, 2016.

Story highlights

  • UNHCR reports at least 480 refugees and migrants have died this year crossing the Mediterranean Sea
  • Organizations like the UNHCR and Save the Children have taken action to help


Data from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) says that more than 16,000 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean Sea seeking a new life and more than 400 have died or gone missing so far in 2017.
2016 became the deadliest year on record with 5,096 deaths at sea recorded.
Although over 1 million survived in 2015, the journey into Europe remains dangerous and deadly. Along with supporting the UNHCR, CNN Impact Your World has gathered ways you can help.