Italy Sea Arrivals Dashboard (January - August 2017)
Between 1 January and 31 August 2017, 99,127 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 14% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (115,068).
Disembarkations slowed as of mid-July 2017. Consequently, arrival numbers in July and August were significantly lower than in 2016 (11,461 in July 2017 vs. 23,552 in July 2016, and 3,914 in August 2017 vs. 21,294 in August 2016). Various factors likely contributed to these reductions, while increased engagement by the Libyan Coast Guard to prevent departures may be having an impact on arrival numbers.