IOM says 4,883 arrivals in Europe by sea in 2019, 203 dead

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019
IOM says 4,883 arrivals in Europe by sea in 2019, 203 dead

Author: nfomigrants.net | 23 January 2019

A total of 4,883 migrants and refugees reached Europe by sea in the first 20 days of 2019, a slight increase over the same period last year, according to figures from the International Organization for Migration (IOM). It said there have been 203 deaths on the Mediterranean migrant routes in the nearly three weeks of the new year.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reported that 4,883 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in the first 20 days of 2019, a slight increase on the 4,466 migrants and refugees who arrived during the same period in 2018. 

The UN agency said there were a total of 203 deaths on the three main Mediterranean migrant routes in the nearly three weeks of the new year, compared to 201 in the same period in 2018. 

In the same period in 2017, a total of 3,156 irregular migrants or refugees arrived in Greece, Spain, and Italy after having crossed the Mediterranean, and there were 228 deaths. Read more>>>