MIXED MIGRATION FLOWS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

A total of 21,869 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes between January and April 2019, 29 per cent less than in the same period last year, when 30,961 sea and land arrivals were reported, 56 per cent less than the 50,108 arrivals registered in 2017 and 88 per cent […]

A total of 21,869 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes between January and April 2019, 29 per cent less than in the same period last year, when 30,961 sea and land arrivals were reported, 56 per cent less than the 50,108 arrivals registered in 2017 and 88 per cent less than the 189,370 registered between January and April 2016. Fifty-six per cent of all arrivals were registered in Greece, Cyprus and Bulgaria, indicating that the Eastern Mediterranean route continues to surpass the Western Mediterranean route as the main route taken by the migrants and refugees arriving to Europe between January and April 2019.

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For more information about recent trends in the Mediterranean and migrants presence in the Western Balkans, check our interactive data portal – Migration Flows to Europe.