Author: amna.gr | 13 November 2018
A total of 124,118 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe by sea from January 1 to November 11 this year, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), said in its most recent report.
Of the total, 49,912 arrived in Spain, the most popular entry point, while arrivals in Greece totalled 28,252 and in Italy 22,519, the UN Migration Agency said.
IOM said it is the fifth consecutive year that the arrivals to Europe by sea have topped the 100,000 people threshold. The totals for the same Jan. 1-Nov. 11 period were 156,372 in 2017 and 341,215 in 2016.
Recorded deaths and missing people in the Mediterranean from the start of the year to November 11 reached 2,043, compared to 3,001 in 2017 and 4,329 in 2016. Read more>>>