Between January and November 2017, there were 176,042 sea and land arrivals to Europe. 93% of migrants and asylum seekers have crossed the Mediterranean and were registered in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain (164,754).
There were 160,247 arrivals to Europe this year, a 55% decrease compared to October 2016 (total of 355,356). 70% of all sea arrivals are registered in Italy (111,397). As of 31 October, 31,451 people benefited from the EU relocation scheme, 21,209 from Greece and 10,242 from Italy.
This brief summarizes results from the report “Migrant Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Evidence from the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Migration Routes”. The data on which the report analysis is based was collected through a network of field workers as part of IOM’s DTM f
Arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first nine months of 2017 are lower when compared to the same period in 2016.
As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).
120,759 arrivals were registered in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between January and July 2017, a 55% decrease compared to the same period in 2016.
According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered.
According to available data, there have been 72,377 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 31 May 2017.
According to available data, there have been 46,015 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 30 April 2017.
Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.