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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016 Pass 84,000; Deaths Reach 410

According to IOM

Témoignages.re / 16 February 2016

An estimated 78,333 migrants or refugees have crossed into Greece since the beginning of 2016. Of these 16,140 arrived in February and 62,193 arrived in January, according to IOM.

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While migrants are continuing to arrive in Greece, February arrivals have declined by 36 percent from the first half of January. The highest daily total was on February 3rd (3,036) and the lowest on February 6th (7).

Mediterranean Developments

 

Arrivals by sea and deaths in the Mediterranean

1 Jan – 14 Feb 20161 Jan – 28 Feb 2015
Country Arrivals Deaths Arrivals Deaths
Greece 78,333 320 (Eastern Med route) 3,952 428 (includes all Med routes)
Italy 5,987 90 (Central Med route) 7,882
Estimated Total 84,320 410 11,834 428

 

Arrivals by sea

 

Country1 Jan – 31 Dec 20141 Jan – 31 Dec 20151 Jan – 14 Feb 2016
Greece 34,442 853,650* 78.333
Italy 170,100 153,842 ** 5,987***

* Unofficial data collected by IOM Greece and the Greek authorities of arrivals by sea.
**Data provided by the Italian Ministry of Interior
*** IOM estimate

 

According to the Greek coastguard, 1,472 migrants arrived in Greece by sea in January 2015, and 2,480 in February 2015. 2016 totals are therefore about 20 times those of this time last year.

This weekend there were multiple landings on the islands of Chios, Kos, Megisti, Lesvos, and Kalymnos. A total 582 migrants arrived between 12-14 February. All the migrants landed safely.

IOM Greece estimates that of the 62,193 migrants and refugees who reached the Greek islands in January 2016, 44 percent were male, 22 percent female and 34 percent children.

 

 Arrivals by sea in Greece - January 2016
Main Countries of Origin Total
Syria 30,979
Afghanistan 18,983
Iraq 12,335
Pakistan 2,532
Iran 2,304
Total: All Countries of Origin 70,623


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