Italy Sea Arrivals Dashboard (January - November 2016)

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Nov 2016 View Original

173,008 Sea arrivals Jan-Nov 2016
144,205 Sea arrivals Jan-Nov 2015

Between 1 January and 30 November 2016, 173,008 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 144,205 sea arrivals in the first eleven months of 2015. This represents a 20% increase compared to last year.

November arrivals this year (13,581) are higher than numbers recorded over the same period of 2015 (3,218). While arrival trends in the first nine months of 2016 have been consistent with previous years, with a surge from spring onwards and a peak in the summer months, increasing arrivals in October and a consistent number of persons crossing the sea in November represent a new development. Fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors including favourable weather and sea conditions as well as the situation in the country of departure and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures.