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09 Aug 2017 description
  • 116,692 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 arrivals in 2016

  • 2,405 dead/missing

17 Mar 2017 description

Greece - Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece to other European Union (EU) and Associated States since the start of the EU relocation programme according to IOM, which is implementing the scheme.

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.

20 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
3,161
arrivals by sea in 2017
230
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

13 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
1,165
arrivals by sea in 2017
11
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Last week, 382 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea from Turkey, a small increase from the 373 that arrived the previous week. Most arrivals took place on Lesvos, Samos, and Chios. So far 393 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea to Greece in 2017.

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

07 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
875
arrivals by sea in 2017

11
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

03 Jan 2017 description

Weekly Report

Key Figures
Mediterranean
361,788
arrivals by sea in 2016*
5,022
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

23 Dec 2016 description

Weekly Report

Key Figures
Mediterranean
358,923
arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,913
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

15 Dec 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 05 and 11 December, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – an increase from the 144 who crossed the previous week. Thus far, 172,607 persons have arrived to Greece by sea in 2016 in comparison to 856,723 who crossed during the same period in 2015. As of 04 December, the main countries of origin of those who arrived in Greece remain the Syrian Arab Republic (47%), Afghanistan (24%) and Iraq (15%). Children comprised 37% of arrivals with men making up 42% and women 21%.

13 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 352,471 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 7 December, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 933,670 through the first week of December, 2015.

Some 176,678 people have arrived by sea in Italy in 2016 – more than in either 2014 or 2015. Some 172,681 migrants and refugees arrived by sea in Greece during the same period, far fewer than in 2015.

Mediterranean Developments

Total arrivals by sea and deaths in the Mediterranean 2015-2016

See attached PDF for details.

12 Dec 2016 description

OVERVIEW

In 2015, a significant number of refugees and migrants made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea risking their lives to reach Europe. More than one million people arrived on unseaworthy boats last year while the number of those arriving in 2016 significantly decreased after March. As of 30 September 2016, some 303,838 people had crossed the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 61% were nationals of the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.

MAIN TRENDS

01 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
349,653
arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,699
dead/missing in 2016

Trends of Sea Arrivals

30 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

347,709 arrivals by sea in 2016*

4,690 dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

29 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 348,664 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 29 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy.

Some 171,731 people have arrived in Greece and 171,299 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

28 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

347,709 arrivals by sea in 2016*

4,690 dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

22 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 345,440 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 171,264 people have arrived in Greece and 168,542 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

17 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
342,774
arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,518
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals