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17 Feb 2017 description

12,381 arrivals by sea in 2017

272 dead/missing

363,401 arrivals in 2016

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.

10 Feb 2017 description

11,169 arrivals by sea in 2017

258 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 10 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

07 Feb 2017 description

11,010 arrivals by sea in 2017

255 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 7 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

04 Feb 2017 description

5,932 arrivals by sea in 2017

254 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 2 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

03 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and December, 362,376 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 53% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

02 Feb 2017 description

5,483 arrivals by sea in 2017

253 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 31 January

363,401 arrivals in 2016

25 Jan 2017 description

3,335 arrivals by sea in 2017

230 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 24 January

363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Jan 2017 description

DEVELOPMENTS

The total number of arrivals to Europe by the end of December 2016 has been recorded as 387,739. This is in stark contrast to the 1, 046,599 arrivals recorded in 2015. The decrease in numbers of arrivals can be observed across many of the countries which saw the highest numbers of arrivals in 2015. In Greece 2016 brought 176,906 arrivals compared to the 857,363 recorded in 2015, a 79% decrease, while Italy saw a slight (16%) rise in numbers of arri-vals, from 155,842 in 2015 to 181,436 in 2016.

20 Jan 2017 description

3,156 arrivals by sea in 2017
234 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016

18 Jan 2017 description

2,876 arrivals by sea in 2017

219 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 17 January

387,487 arrivals in 2016

17 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.

There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.

13 Jan 2017 description
  • 1,159 arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 13 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 13 January
  • 387,487 arrivals in 2016
13 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 1,159 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 12 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 22,590 through the first 12 days of January, 2016.

A year ago, IOM reported 22,322 migrants and refugees had landed on Greece’s islands after short runs from Turkey – a number consistent with the surge of Turkey-to-Europe passages that began the previous summer. This year through 12 January, IOM Athens reports that only 430 migrants from Turkey have landed in Greece.

11 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and November, 351,619 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 58% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

MAIN TRENDS

06 Jan 2017 description

363,348 arrivals by sea in 2016

5,079 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 06 January

27 Dec 2016 description

358,403 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,913 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 21 December

1,012,275 arrivals in 2015

21 Dec 2016 description
  • 358,156 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,901 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 20 December

  • 1,012,275 arrivals in 2015

20 Dec 2016 description
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Regional Overview - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.
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Greece - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.
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Italy - Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

Increasing numbers of refugees and migrants take their chances aboard unseaworthy boats and dinghies in a desperate bid to reach Europe The vast majority of those attempting this dangerous crossing are in need of international protection, fleeing war, violence and persecution in their country of origin Every year these movements continue to exact a devastating toll on human life.