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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 45,808 in 2018; Deaths Reach 1,405

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 45,808 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 1 July, with just around 36 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%) and Spain (34%). A small number of arrivals have been reported landing this year to Cyprus and Malta, […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 10,584 in 2018; Deaths Reach 421

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 10,584 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first nine weeks of 2018, with just over 50 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (27%), Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 19,824 arrivals across the region through […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Approach 43,000 in 2017; Deaths: 962

Switzerland – IOM reports that 42,974 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 19 April, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 205,613 through the 19 April 2016. Mediterranean Developments TOTAL ARRIVALS BY SEA AND DEATHS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 2016-2017   1 JANUARY – […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 19,722, Deaths: 525

Switzerland – IOM reports that 19,722 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 March, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 154,416 through the first 74 days of 2016. These arrival numbers do not include 333 migrants that came to port in Italy […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 19,384, Deaths: 521 -IOM

Switzerland – IOM reports that 19,384 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 5 March, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 138,524 through the first 65 days of 2016. IOM Rome spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo reports that, according to Italian Ministry of […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 11,010; Deaths: 255

Switzerland – IOM reports that 11,010 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 5 February – about 85 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece. This compares with 74,808 during the first 36 days of 2016. IOM has registered 4,879 more arrivals since its last report (3/2), of whom 1,596 […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 345,440; Deaths at Sea: 4,655

Switzerland – IOM reports that 345,440 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 171,264 people have arrived in Greece and 168,542 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some […]

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Migrant, Refugee Deaths at Sea Pass 3,000 as Arrivals Near 250,000 – IOM reports

Italy – IOM reports an estimated 249,854 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 24 July, arriving mostly in Italy and Greece. The 250,000 total is likely to be surpassed in the next few hours as recently rescued migrants reach Italian shores. According to IOM estimates, the latest discovery of 39 bodies washed […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 227,316; Deaths: 2,920 – International Organization for Migration

Italy – IOM reports an estimated 227,316 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 3 July, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. So far this year 2,920 deaths have been recorded, compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. Migrant fatalities in the Mediterranean in 2016 are now 1,082 […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 184,546; Deaths: 1357

Greece – International Organization for Migration reports an estimated 184,546 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 1 May. Latest fatalities stand at 1,357, which includes reports of at least four deadly shipwrecks off Libya’s coast since last Friday (29 April). whose fatalities are estimated […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals at 173,761; Deaths 723 – IOM reports

Greece – IOM reports that an estimated 173,761 migrants and refugees have arrived in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain by sea through 11 April 2016. That is an increase of 1,303 arrivals since IOM reported 172,458 arrivals on Friday, 8 April. Just over a thousand landed in Greece, the balance in Italy. On Saturday, 9 […]

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IOM Evacuates 250 Most Vulnerable Ethiopian Migrants from Yemen

Yemen – IOM in Yemen resumed humanitarian evacuations of stranded Ethiopian migrants on 15 March, assisting a group of 250 most vulnerable individuals, including 129 women, 94 unaccompanied minors, and 24 persons with medical cases. Since mid-September (2015), IOM had paused the operations that evacuated 4,222 migrants from Yemen due to lack of funding. Having recently […]

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Mediterranean Migrant, Refugee Arrivals Top 100,000

Greece – Migrant and refugee arrivals in Greece and Italy in 2016 this week exceeded 100,000. As of 22/2, Greece alone had received some 102,547 arrivals since the beginning of the year. In 2015, migrant arrivals topped 100,000 in July. Over 413 migrants and refugees have also lost their lives during the same period, with […]

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Mediterranean Migrant and Refugee Arrivals Top 83,000 in 2016

Greece –  Migrant and refugee arrivals in Europe in 2016 yesterday reached an estimated 83,201, with some 77,303 of those arriving in the Greek islands from Turkey, according to International Organization for Migration. The number of arrivals in Greece by sea has fallen in February due to bad weather. An estimated 5,110 migrants arrived in […]

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Migrant Arrivals in Europe in 2016 Top 55,000, Over 200 Deaths

Greece – IOM estimates that 55,528 migrants and refugees crossed the Mediterranean to enter Europe during the first 28 days of 2016 –  a rate of nearly 2,000 per day. The daily average is nearly equivalent to the total numbers for the month of January as recently as two years ago. During the same period IOM […]

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Migrant Arrivals in Europe by Sea Reached 36,556 in First 21 Days of 2016: IOM

Greece – With more than a week left in the first month of 2016, IOM reports that deaths of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean already make this the deadliest January on record. Deaths in the past 24 hours bring to at least 113 the total number of fatalities recorded, which is more than the […]

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IOM Counts Latest Mediterranean Arrivals in 2016, German 2015 Asylum Statistics

Greece – One week into the New Year, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project reports 46 migrants or refugees have been reported dead or missing in the Mediterranean, the majority dying in a pair of shipwrecks off the Turkish coast last Tuesday. That’s already more than half the fatalities reported in all of January last year, and […]

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Over 3,770 Migrants Died Trying to Cross the Mediterranean to Europe in 2015

With over 3,770 estimated deaths, 2015 has been the deadliest year on record for migrants and refugees crossing the Mediterranean, trying to reach Europe. In comparison, approximately 3,270 deaths were recorded in the Mediterranean in 2014. Globally, IOM estimates that over 5,350 migrants died in 2015. The deadliest month in 2015 was April when nearly […]

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Refugee and migrant arrivals in EU pass 1 million in 2015: U.N.

Persecution, conflict and poverty have forced an unprecedented one million people to flee to Europe in 2015, according to estimates by the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR and the International Organization for Migration, IOM. As of 21 December, some 972,500 had crossed the Mediterranean Sea, according to UNHCR figures. In addition, IOM estimates that over 34,000 […]

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Mediterranean Update – Migrant Deaths Rise to 3,329 in 2015: International Organization for Migration

Italy – With the latest tragic drownings in the Aegean on Wednesday and Thursday—along with four new deaths reported today off Spain—IOM now estimates that the total number of migrant deaths on Mediterranean sea routes to Europe have surpassed 3,329 in the first ten months of 2015. The sea-borne death toll on the Mediterranean for […]

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