Italy Sea Arrivals Dashboard (October 2018)
Between 1 January and 31 October 2018, 21,955 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is an 80 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (111,397). In October 2018, 1,007 persons reached Italian shores. This is largely comparable with arrival numbers in the previous month, when 947 disembarked in southern Italy. However, it is a reduction compared to monthly arrival numbers up to August 2018. The reduction is even more significant compared to the almost 6,000 refugees and migrant arrivals recorded at landing points in southern Italy in October 2017, and to the over 27,300 who arrived in October 2016.