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Spain Arrivals Dashboard (January - December 2016)

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14,094 arrivals to Spain

  • 5,932 land arrivals

  • 8,162 sea arrivals

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, a total of 14,094 refugees and migrants entered Spain. 8,162 (58%) of them arrived by sea, while 5,932 (42%) arrived by land to the enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. All land arrivals entered either through the enclave of Melilla (3,831 persons, 65% of land arrivals) or Ceuta (2,101, 35%). The higher proportion of land arrivals compared to sea arrivals in 2016 represents a shift from the previous year, when 68% of arrivals were land and 32% by sea. In 2016, most sea arrivals disembarked at the Spanish mainland, after being rescued in the Mediterranean. 6,305 disembarked on the Andalusian shores, while 674 disembarked on the eastern coast. Sea arrivals to the Canary Islands (672) as well as to the enclaves of Ceuta (441) and Melilla (70) were also recorded this year.