Europe — Mixed Migration Flows to Europe, Quarterly Overview (July - September 2019)

According to available data, collated in coordination with national authorities and IOM field offices, a total of 85,841 migrants and refugees were registered arriving in Europe from the beginning of 2019 to the end of the third quarter, 17 per cent less than the 103,523 registered in the same period of 2018 and 42 per cent less than the 148,325 registered in the same period of 2017. Fifty-three per cent (45,326) of all arrivals in 2019 were recorded during the third quarter, which is double the 22,626 of the second quarter and 2.5 times the arrival of 17,889 in Q1 2019. The 45,326 arrivals in the third quarter of 2019 are almost equivalent to those in the third quarter of 2018 (45,175), and 9 per cent higher than the 41,587 registered in Q3 2017.

 

Arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean route, which started to increase again in 2018, became the highest among the three Mediterranean migration routes in the three quarters of 2019. 65 per cent of arrivals in the third quarter of 2019 were registered along the Eastern Mediterranean route (a total of 29,366 arrivals). On a country level, Greece is the leading country in the number of newly registered migrants and refugees in the first three quarters of the year: 45,300 or 53 per cent of all arrivals. This is 22 per cent more than the 37,125 registered at the end of Q3 of 2018 and almost twice the 23,333 at the end of Q3 of 2017.

Contact

DTM Mediterranean, DTMMediterranean@iom.int

Methdology

Flow Monitoring