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Loading Sea and land arrivals from January 2016

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World Refugee Day - Reports of three new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea

UNHCR, 20 Jun 2017

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 20 June 2017 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency received information last night about three new shipwrecks in the Mediterrane... Read more


Desperate Journeys

Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes, 27 Feb 2017

In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smuggle... Read more


UNHCR conducts training on Refugee Law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy

UNHCR, 01 Feb 2017

Tunis, Tunisia – 1 February 2017. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is conducting a two-week course on human rights and refugee law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy. The training is being held on an Italian ship crossing the Mediterranean Sea. “This training represents an important opportunity t... Read more


Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally: UNHCR's proposals to rebuild trust through better management, partnership and solidarity

UNHCR, 13 Dec 2016

The European Union (EU) needs a bold, imaginative and workable approach to overcome fragmentation and manage refugee movements effectively in accordance with international law. This paper provides a vision for how this could be achieved both within the EU and globally. The last year was exception... Read more


UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

UNHCR, 05 Dec 2016

In a paper presented to the European Union (EU) today, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, called for a far-reaching reform of Europe’s global engagement with refugees, including the European asylum system. UNHCR called on Europe to offer more strategic and targeted support to countries of origin, asylum ... Read more

Loading Total arrivals in 2022 *

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Sea arrivals in 2022 * JSON 
Last updated 20 Nov 2022
Land arrivals in 2022 JSON 
Last updated 20 Nov 2022
Previous years Sea arrivals* Land arrivals Dead and missing**
2021 41,979 1,218 1,571
2020 40,326 1,535 788
2019 26,168 6,345 684
2018 58,569 6,814 811
2017 22,103 6,246 202
2016 8,162 6,443 77
2015 5,312 11,624 59

* Including the sea arrivals to Canary Islands. Data are as of 31 December 2021. ** Including the incidents occured along the Canary Islands route.

Location of arrivals in 2022 (land and sea) JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Mainland Andalucia 20 Nov 2022
Ceuta 20 Nov 2022
Melilla 20 Nov 2022
Mainland Eastern Mediterranean 20 Nov 2022
Canary Islands 20 Nov 2022
Balearic Islands 20 Nov 2022

Loading Sea arrivals from January 2018

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Loading Land arrivals from January 2018

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