Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 181,476; Deaths 1,232

Posted: 
04/26/16

Greece - International Organization for Migration reports an estimated 181,476 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 25. Latest fatalities stand at 1,232.

IOM on Tuesday morning learned of reports of corpses being retrieved off the coast of Libya near Garabulli, although it is not known whether these may be victims of last week’s shipwreck or from a different incident.

 

1 Jan – 25 April 2016

1 Jan – 30 April 2015

Country

Arrivals

Deaths

Arrivals

Deaths

Greece

154,491*

376 (Eastern Med route)

22,408

31 (Eastern Med Route)

Cyprus

28

269 (Jan-Dec 2015)

Italy

25,894

851 (Central Med route)

26,228

1,687 (Central Med route)

Spain

1,063**

5 (Western Med and Western African routes)

3,845 (Jan-Dec 2015)

15 (Western Med and Western African routes)

Estimated Total

181,476

1,232

52,750

1,733

*As of 24 April
**As of 31 March

 

Country

Total 2014

Total 2015

1 Jan – 25 April 2016

Greece

34,442

853,650

154,491

Italy

170,100

153,842

25, 894

IOM estimates that some 25,894 migrants arrived in Italy by sea between 1 January and 25 April 2016. For the month of April through Monday (25/4), Italian authorities report a total of 7,499 arrivals. Another 1,130 migrants have been rescued on the high seas since then. According to the Italian Ministry of Interior, 26,228 migrants arrived in Italy between 1 January and 30 April 2015.

Greece, by contrast, has experienced a sharp decline in the number of arrivals this month. For the year through April 25, IOM Athens reports the arrival of an estimated 154,491 migrants and refugees. Over the weekend – 22 April through 24 April – a total of just 223 migrants reportedly arrived on the Greek Islands.

 

For the latest Mediterranean Update infographic please go to:
http://missingmigrants.iom.int/sites/default/files/Mediterranean_Update_26_April_2016.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 IOM Geneva, Leonard Doyle, Tel: +41-792857123, Email: ldoyle@iom.intor Joel Millman, Tel: + 41 79 103 87 20, Email: jmillman@iom.int