Italy has been the main entry point for unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) in Europe over the last years. 45,000 UASC arrived in Italy by sea between January 2016 and September 2018 - and continues to be also in 2018 together with Spain.
Bangladeshi migration to Italy is increasing since the mid-2000s: there are almost 143,000 regular residents (2016). 8,131 Bangladeshi migrants arrived by sea in 2016 (4.5% of total arrivals by sea); 7,106 arrived by sea between January and May 2017 (11.8% of the total).
This report contains the findings from the Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) conducted from June to November 2016 in Sicily, Apulia and Calabria, as part of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in the Mediterranean and beyond, which started in October 2015 with the aim to track and mon