Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 111,237 in 2018; Deaths Reach 2,216

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Friday, December 14, 2018
Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 111,237 in 2018; Deaths Reach 2,216
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Author: iom.int | 14 December 2018

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 111,237 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 12 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (166,737) and 2016 (358,018) (See Table 1). 

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