With the death toll in one of the most devastating humanitarian crisis continuing to climb, many are pointing to the fall of Muammar Qaddafi, and the destabilization of Libya, as a factor in the deaths of nearly 900 individuals in the Mediterranean Sea.
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It sank on Sunday morning. Packed with migrants fleeing the African continent, a ship capsized off the shores of Tripoli, killing hundreds. Estimates suggest as many as 900 people lost their lives over to the incident.

As high as that number may be, it only accounts for half of those killed trying to cross the Mediterranean so far this year. Before the weekend’s shipwreck, another 900 had already died since the beginning of 2015. That’s a sharp rise when looking at the first four months of 2014, when only 90 had perished making similar crossings.