Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: Compilation of available data and information (June 2017)

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from International Organization for Migration
Published on 30 Jun 2017 View Original

Highlights

According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered. This is mainly due to the sharpe decrease in arrivals to Greece.

Greece has seen a 93% lower number of arrivals by the end of June 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (10,679 and 160,115 respectively). Contrary to that, there were estimated 83,639 cumulative arrivals to Italy by the end of June, a 18% increase compared to 70,222 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016.

At the end of June, total number of migrants and refugees present in Greece, Cyprus and in the Western Balkans reached 72,179. Since the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement on 18 March 2016, the number of migrants stranded in Greece increased by 54%. More information could be found on page 5.

Between October 2015 and 30 June 2017, 23,228 individuals have been relocated to 24 European countries. Please see page on relocations for more information.

In the six four months of 2017, total of 1,228 migrants and refugees were readmitted from Greece to Turkey as part of the EU-Turkey Statement.
The majority of migrants and refugees were Pakistani, Syrian, Algerian,
Afghan, and Bangladeshi nationals (more info in Turkey section).
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