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Loading Sea and land arrivals from January 2017

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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

Loading Total arrivals in 2024 *

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Sea arrivals in 2024 * JSON 
Last updated 19 May 2024
Land arrivals in 2024 JSON 
Last updated 19 May 2024
Previous years Sea arrivals* Land arrivals Dead and missing**
2023 57,071 467 1,403
2022 29,895 1,868 1,221
2021 41,979 1,218 1,571
2020 40,326 1,535 821
2019 26,168 6,345 685
2018 58,569 6,814 811
2017 22,103 6,246 209
2016 8,162 6,443 102
2015 5,312 11,624 67

* Including the sea arrivals to Canary Islands. Data are as of 31 December 2023. ** Including the incidents occured along the NW African maritime and Western Mediterranean routes.

Location of arrivals in 2024 (land and sea) JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Mainland Andalucia 19 May 2024   8.9% 1,908
Ceuta 19 May 2024   4.9% 1,043
Melilla 19 May 2024   0.5% 111
Mainland Eastern Mediterranean 19 May 2024   2.8% 597
Canary Islands 19 May 2024   79.1% 16,923
Balearic Islands 19 May 2024   3.8% 803

Loading Sea arrivals from January 2019

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Loading Land arrivals from January 2019

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