Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 183,017; Deaths 1,244
Greece - IOM reports an estimated 183,017 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 27. Latest fatalities stand at 1,244.
Mediterranean Developments: Arrivals by Sea and Deaths
IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo said Thursday that 1,400 migrants rescued through last weekend have been brought to shore in recent days. Additionally, 237 migrants were brought to Italy’s Lampedusa island on Thursday night.
IOM Greece reported that 108 arrivals were registered on 27 April in Greece. For 2016, IOM Athens reports arrivals of 154,661 migrants and refugees. The total for the period from 1 January 2015 through 27 April 2016 now stands at 1,008,311.
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