IOM Monitors Migrant, Refugee Arrivals in Europe

Posted: 
12/15/15
Region-Country: 
Europe and Central Asia / Greece
Themes: 
Missing Migrants

Greece - IOM estimates 45,255 migrants and refugees have reached the Greek islands from Turkey since the beginning of December. Almost 80 per cent of those have crossed into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) during the same period.

There have been no landings in Italy, from Libya / Egypt, since 19 November, reports Flavio Di Giacomo of IOM’s Rome office.

Mediterranean Developments
Arrivals by sea and deaths in the Mediterranean: 1 January – 14 December 2015

Country of Arrival

Arrivals

Deaths

Italy

148,419 (IOM est.)

2,889

(Central Med route)

Malta

106

Greece

781,137

632

(Eastern Med route)

Cyprus

269

Spain

3,845

98
(Western Med and Western African routes)

Estimated Total

933,776

3,619 *

Arrivals BY SEA TO Italy

1 January – 14 December 2015

148,419 *

*Data as of 30 October is based on the information circulated by the Italian MoI; arrivals from 1 November onwards are IOM estimates.
2014 Totals: 170,100 arrived in Italy

 Arrivals by sea to Italy
January to October 2014/2015
(source: Italian MoI)

 

2014

2015

January

2,171

3,528

February

3,335

4,354

March

5,459

2,283

April

15,679

16,063

May

14,599

21,221

June

22,641

22,905

July

24,031

23,186

August

24,774

22,607

September

26,107

15,922

October

15,393

8,916

TOTAL

154,189

140,987

 

For further information please contact IOM Greece. Daniel Esdras Tel: +30 210 9912174 Email: iomathens@iom.int  or Kelly Namia, Tel: +302109919040, +302109912174, Email: knamia@iom.int

IOM Monitors Migrant, Refugee Arrivals in Europe