Italy: Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) Dashboard, March 2018
Between 1 January and 31 March 2018, 1,163 children arrived in Italy by sea, of whom 927 were unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). UASC arrival numbers in the first three months of 2018 dropped by 73%, compared to the same period last year. So far in 2018, UASC represent 15% of all sea arrivals.
UASC arriving by sea in the first three months of 2018 most commonly originate from Eritrea (287), Tunisia (145), Guinea (68), and Côte d'Ivoire (60). Eritreans, Tunisian, Guinean and Ivoirian UASC together represent 60% of total UASC disembarking on Italian shores since the beginning of 2018. Between 1 January and 31 March 2018, relevant numbers of UASC arrivals originate also from Somalia (48), Mali (46), and The Gambia (43). UASC from these three nationalities combined represent 15% of total UASC sea arrivals in 2018 so far.