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31 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 204,311 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 30 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

After a surge in reported shipwrecks and other incidents at sea during the past eight days, estimated deaths through 30 May this year have risen to 2,443 on all Mediterranean routes - a 34 percent increase over the first five months of 2015.

31 May 2016 description

204,311 arrivals by sea in 2016

2443 dead/missing published 10:00 CET 27 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

27 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 194,611 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through May 25. Fatalities – including some 100 still missing – IOM estimates at 1,475 through 26 May 2016.

Flavio Di Giacomo of IOM Rome notes that 37,363 migrants and refugees arrived on Italian shores through 25 May, including all rescued individuals brought ashore so far this week. That total will certainly climb today (27/5), as some 10,000 migrants and refugees have been rescued in the region since Monday, 23 May.

27 May 2016 description

194,611 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,375 dead/missing published 10:00 CET 27 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

24 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 191,134 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths through 21 May this year stand at 1,370 on all Mediterranean routes, which is 24 percent lower than last year’s total of 1,792 through the same period.

20 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 190,973 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths through 18 May this year stand at 1,359 on all Mediterranean routes.

Meanwhile, over 1,600 migrants have been brought to Italy since Tuesday.

20 May 2016 description
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  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.

17 May 2016 description

Larnaca, Cyprus | AFP | Tuesday 5/17/2016 - 17:14 GMT

Four African refugees arrived in Cyprus from Italy on Tuesday as part of an EU relocation programme for asylum seekers to help ease Europe's migration crisis, officials said.

The young men -- three from Eritrea and the other from central Africa -- are the first batch to arrive from Italy in Cyprus and the second to be accommodated on the Mediterranean island under the scheme.

17 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 189,414 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 15 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths through 15 May this year stand at 1,357 on all Mediterranean routes, which is 24 percent lower than last year’s total of 1,792, through the same period.

Yesterday (16/05) some 1,359 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya in operations carried out by Dignity One (MSF), Borsini (Italian Navy), Le Roisin (Irish Navy), Aquarius (SOS Mediterranèe), Frankfurt (German Navy) and Siem Pilot (Norway).

13 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 188,075 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 11 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,357. By comparison, deaths in 2015 through 11 May on all Mediterranean routes totalled 1,792, which is approximately 32 percent higher than 2016’s total thus far.

Over the past two days around 800 migrants have been rescued on the Central Mediterranean route between North Africa and Italy, including Egyptians, Sudanese, Somalis and a number of migrants from the Comoro Islands.

12 May 2016 description

187.631 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.357 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 10/5/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns

10 May 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports an estimated 187,631 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 8 May and 1,357 fatalities on the three major Mediterranean Sea routes connecting North Africa and Middle East to Europe. The number of fatalities is unchanged since last Friday.

Arrivals by sea and deaths in the Mediterranean 1 January–8 May 2016

09 May 2016 description

184.887 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.357 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 3/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

09 May 2016 description

184,887 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,357 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 6 May
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

06 May 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports an estimated 184,887 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 5 May.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,357. By comparison, deaths in 2015 through the end of April on all Mediterranean routes totalled 1,733, which was 27 percent greater than the 2016 total thus far.

05 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • As part of its information and awareness campaign, IOM organized a three-day cultural festival in Agadez, Niger. The festival opened at the IOM transit centre with a video screening exploring migration in Niger and the region. Other activities included a football match in the town square between a migrant team and young people from Agadez, and an evening of participatory theatre to encourage discussion around informed decisions about migration and safer alternatives.

03 May 2016 description

184,546 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,357 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 1 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015