Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 172,458; Deaths: 714

Posted: 
04/08/16
Themes: 
Humanitarian Emergencies, Missing Migrants, Refugee and Asylum Issues

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 172,458 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea into Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain through 6 April 2016.

Arrivals to Greece over the past seven days (31 March - 6 April) totalled 1,758 men, women and children. IOM calculates this was roughly the daily average over the three months of January, February and March (see chart, below). This is a significant drop from two weeks ago, which saw 5,293 arrivals by sea.

On Tuesday, April 5, the Greek Coast Guard reported that not a single migrant or refugee arrived by sea in Greece – the first “zero day” recorded since last year. 

As of 6 April 2016, cumulative arrivals in Greece by sea for 2016 stand at 152,461, with 914 arriving by land, according to IOM.

The Greek Coast Guard reports that the number of unaccompanied minors arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos in the first quarter of 2016 was 537. This compares to 750 unaccompanied minors arriving on Lesbos through all of 2015.

Meanwhile arrivals in Italy for 2016 have increased to 19,322 – about a thousand since this time last week. On Thursday, 7 April, the Italian Coast Guard rescued 314 migrants from a fishing boat in the Maltese Search and Rescue zone reportedly sailing from Egypt.

IOM Rome reported they were brought to Crotone (Calabria). The migrants on board came from  Egypt, Somalia, Eritrea, the Comoro Islands and included some Syrians.

 

1 Jan – 7 April 2016

1 Jan – 30 April 2015

Country

Arrivals

Deaths

Arrivals

Deaths

Greece

152,461

366 (Eastern Med route)

22,408

31 (Eastern Med Route)

Cyprus

27

269 (Jan-Dec 2015)

Italy

19,322

343  (Central Med route)

26,228

1,687 (Central Med route)

Spain

648

5 (Western Med and Western African routes)

3,845 (Jan-Dec 2015)

15 (Western Med and Western African routes)

Estimated Total

172,458

714

52,750

1,733

 

 

Country

Total 2014

Total 2015

1 Jan – 7 April 2016

Greece

34,442

853,650

152,461

Italy

170,100

153,842

19,322

 

 

 

Daily Arrivals to Greece
06-Apr-16 99
05-Apr-16 0
04-Apr-16 225
03-Apr-16 262
02-Apr-16 216
01-Apr-16 555
31-Mar-16 401
30-Mar-16 281
29-Mar-16 741
28-Mar-16 147
27-Mar-16 144
26-Mar-16 5
25-Mar-16 177
24-Mar-16 83
23-Mar-16 344
22-Mar-16 200
21-Mar-16 1,144
20-Mar-16 931
19-Mar-16 926
18-Mar-16 1,431
17-Mar-16 263
16-Mar-16 82
15-Mar-16 115
14-Mar-16 484
13-Mar-16 1,395
12-Mar-16 2,601
11-Mar-16 232
10-Mar-16 384
09-Mar-16 3,112
08-Mar-16 1,459
07-Mar-16 742
06-Mar-16 2,424
05-Mar-16 770
04-Mar-16 799
03-Mar-16 2,035
02-Mar-16 2,162
01-Mar-16 609

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the latest Mediterranean Update infographic please go to:
http://missingmigrants.iom.int/sites/default/files/Mediterranean_Update_8_April_2016_1.pdf

For latest arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean,please visit: http://migration.iom.int/europe 
Learn more about Missing Migrants Project at: http://missingmigrants.iom.int

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
Or Abby Dwommoh at IOM Turkey, Tel: +903124551202, Email: adwommoh@iom.int.
Or Flavio Di Giacomo at IOM Italy, Tel: +39 347 089 8996, Email: fdigiacomo@iom.int
Or Ivona Zakoska at IOM Skopje, Tel. +389 2 30 88 100, Ext. 133 Email: izakoska@iom.int
Or IOM Geneva, Leonard Doyle, Tel: +41-792857123, Email: ldoyle@iom.intor Joel Millman, Tel: + 41 79 103 87 20, Email: jmillman@iom.int