The WHO made the call on Friday, after dozens of illegal migrants died as a truck rolled over on the United States-Mexico border.
These regrettable incidents happen despite calls for concrete international action to reduce tragic number of migrant deaths, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said.
At least 54 undocumented Central Americans died and over 100 were injured, the deadliest incident for this vulnerable group in Mexico since 2014.
Migrants were crammed into the trailer of the truck when it apparently rolled over on a sharp curve, according to news reports showing images of the victims.
IOM highlighted the daily risks faced by millions of people in search of a better life far from their home countries, saying that “we can do more for them.”
Some 651 people died trying to cross the southern border of the United States this year, more than in any year since 2014. This latest incident serves as a reminder for the world and member states to agree on an international migration plan controlled and managed, said UN spokeswoman Stéphane Dujarric.
IOM warned that the number of deaths and disappearances increased on many migration routes around the world in 2021, including in Europe and America, and also explained that the number of deaths worldwide in 2021 already exceeds the 4,236 already reported in 2020.