By the numbers

Libya's 'devastating' refugee crisis: By the numbers

Nearly 750,000 people have fled Libya by land and sea, braving dangerous routes and facing a hostile welcome if they reach foreign shores

It has gotten so that "fleeing conflict in Libya has become almost as dangerous as staying behind to fight," says Barbara Lewis at Reuters. As Libyan migrants continue to crowd into rickety boats, sometimes in bad weather, for the trip to Italy's nearby Lampedusa Island, several ships have sunk or disappeared. And those migrants who make it aren't exactly welcomed with open arms by overwhelmed Europeans. Even more refugees have fled by land into neighboring Egypt or Tunisia. Here, a look at Libya's "devastating" refugee exodus, by the numbers:

746,000
Rough number of people who have fled Libya since the war began

5,000
People now stuck at Libya's land borders

58,000
People who have fled to rebel-held eastern Libya

10,371
Libyan refugees who have landed on Italy's Lampedusa Island

29,000
North Africans who have fled to Italy from Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya since Feb. 20

72
Number of refugees stranded at sea for 16 days, allegedly ignored by NATO 

62
Number of those refugees who died of thirst or starvation

200
Estimated deaths from an overcrowded ship, carrying 600 refugees, that capsized Friday

800
U.N. estimate of Africans who have died at sea fleeing the Libyan conflict

10,000 to 30,000
Estimated total death toll from the Libya conflict

$300 million
Amount the U.N. has requested for its Libya humanitarian mission

$144 million
Amount it has received so far

Sources: AFP, TIME, Reuters, AP, CNN

Recommended

Russia blames Ukraine for 3rd drone strike on airbase in 2 days
A bomber lands at Engels air base in Russia in 2008.
Number Three

Russia blames Ukraine for 3rd drone strike on airbase in 2 days

7 so-called vices banned by Iran's morality police
Iran's morality police detain a man with unacceptable hair and clothing back in 2008: In recent weeks, Tehran has cracked down on shopkeepers selling Barbie dolls.
The List

7 so-called vices banned by Iran's morality police

Russian military bloggers are reportedly irate over Ukraine drone strikes
Drone strike inside Russia
Fear Factor

Russian military bloggers are reportedly irate over Ukraine drone strikes

Kremlin says Ukrainian drones targeted two Russian air bases
Ukrainians seek shelter in a Kyiv subway station.
escalations

Kremlin says Ukrainian drones targeted two Russian air bases

Most Popular

Russian military bloggers are reportedly irate over Ukraine drone strikes
Drone strike inside Russia
Fear Factor

Russian military bloggers are reportedly irate over Ukraine drone strikes

439 Texas churches split from United Methodist Church in widening schism
United Methodist Church
Breaking up is hard to do

439 Texas churches split from United Methodist Church in widening schism

Trump denies calling to 'terminate' the Constitution after doing so
Donald Trump at a rally.
¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Trump denies calling to 'terminate' the Constitution after doing so