Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean: July 2018

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According to available DTM flow monitoring data, a total of 73,735 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe between January and July 2018 – 40 per cent less than the 122,384 reported in the same period last year. An estimated 78 per cent of all registered individuals arrived in Europe by crossing the Mediterranean Sea, mainly to Spain (22,931) and Italy (18,510). The remaining 22 per cent of registered migrants and refugees arrived to Europe by different land routes, predominantly from Turkey to Greece where authorities reported a total of 11,050 land arrivals since the beginning of 2018.

The increased migratory movements through Western Balkans (Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina) continued during this reporting period reaching a total of 13,785 at the end of July 2018, sixteen times more than the 819 reported in the same period last year and five times increase compared to the 2,675 registered in the whole of 2017. The majority of migrants are registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a total of 10,023. Pakistan is the most commonly reported country declared by a third of overall registered caseload, followed by those who arrived from the Syrian Arab Republic (16%), Afghanistan (12%), the Islamic Republic of Iran (13%), Iraq (9%) and 29 different nationality groups.

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Published: 
Sep 11, 2018
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IOM