At least 254 Haitians migrants dead at sea within past 5 years

Here is just a quick estimate of the number of Haitians who perished at sea while attempting to leave Haiti. The actual number is likely to be much greater. Just keep in mind that these people have only been trying to have a better life or provide for their family.


On May 4, 2007, it was reported that at least 61 Haitians migrants die at sea near Providenciales in Turks and Caicos Islands. The sailboat was carrying over 160 people.

On April 20, 2008: 22 Haitians died when a Speedboat carrying over 25 Haitian migrants sank near Nassau, Bahamas as they were attempting to reach the coast of Florida.

May 13, 2009, at least 9 Haitian migrants died as they were trying to reach Florida

On July 27, 2009, 81 Haitian migrants were estimated to be dead off Turks and Caicos Islands. There were only 119 survivors on a boat that was carrying 200 Haitians

on February 7, 2012, At least 51 Haitians are estimated to be dead when their boat capsized near Dominican Republic.

November 26, 2013 was the latest recorded tragedy when over 30 Haitians died after their overloaded freighter capsized in the Bahamas

The grand total for the past 5 years: 254. Something to think about

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