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Table 1. Country of origin of rescued people by the NGO Open Arms in the Central Mediterranean from 1st July 2016 to 31st December 2018.

From: Health status of rescued people by the NGO Open Arms in response to the refugee crisis in the Mediterranean Sea

Geographical area of originCases (%)
Sub-Saharan Africa7298 (74.3)
Nigeria1278 (13.1)
Eritrea1215 (12.3)
Ivory Coast830 (8.4)
Guinea Conakry696 (7.2)
Mali573 (5.8)
Sudán458 (4.7)
Gambia443 (4.6)
Senegal441 (4.5)
Ghana375 (3.9)
Somalia218 (2.3)
Cameroon215 (2.2)
Sierra Leone68 (0.7)
Comoros Islands67 (0.7)
Burkina Faso62 (0.6)
Guinea Bissau58 (0.6)
Liberia50 (0.5)
Ethiopia47 (0.5)
Equatorial Guinea39 (0.4)
Togo39 (0.4)
South Sudan38 (0.4)
Democratic Republic of Congo35 (0.3)
Chad19 (0.2)
Níger17 (0.2)
Benin7 (0.06)
Central African Republic6 (0.06)
Mauritania3 (0.03)
Namibia1 (0.01)
Asia1444 (14.7)
Bangladesh981 (9.9)
Pakistan274 (2.8)
Syria86 (0.9)
India44 (0.5)
Palestina23 (0.2)
Yemen15 (0.1)
Nepal14 (0.1)
Sri Lanka5 (0.05)
Afghanistan1 (0.01)
Tibet1 (0.01)
North Africa1092 (11.1)
Morocco750 (7.6)
Libya162 (1.7)
Egypt117 (1.12
Argelia53 (0.6)
Tunisia10 (0.1)