Changing journeys: Migrant routes to Europe


Changing journeys: Migrant routes to Europe


Author:Marion MacGregor | | 13 February 2019

In 2015, more than a million people fled to Europe, making it a record year for migration. But a lot has changed since then. As 2019 gets underway, fewer and fewer people are attempting to get to Europe by irregular means.

The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, a German newspaper, has collected statistics on the various migration routes and why they continue to shift and change. The following is based mainly on the FAZ’s analysis, published earlier this month.

The number of undocumented arrivals in Europe – by land and sea routes – has fallen by 95 percent compared with the summer of 2015. Those who are continuing to make the journey are trying new and different routes. Read more>>>