Refugees & Migrants Arrivals to Europe in 2018 (Jan - Sep 2018)

Report
from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 30 Sep 2018 View Original

TOTAL ARRIVALS ¹ (Jan-Sep 2018)

  • 2018: 99,500 (As of 30 September 2018)

  • 2017: 143,500 (As of 30 Sep 2017; total of 2017: 178,500)

  • 2016: 308,000 (As of 30 Sep 2016; total of 2016: 362,753)

  • 2015: 528,700 (As of 30 Sep 2015; total of 2015: 1,015,078)

OVERVIEW

Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, some 99,500 refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa and Turkey. Most crossed the Western Mediterranean from Morocco to Spain.

Arrivals in 2018 most commonly originated from Guinea, Syrian Arab Republic, Morocco and Mali.
In 2018, 66% of arrivals were men, 20% children, and 14% women.

Due to the high risks associated with crossing the Mediterranean Sea, it is estimated that some 1,853 refugees and migrants have died between January and September 2018, a 31% decrease as compared to 2,685 deaths in the same period in 2017. Most deaths occurred along the route from North Africa to Italy.