Data annex to report "Maritime routes to Europe: Focus on the overseas route to the Canary Islands"

This dataset is provided as an annex to the report Maritime routes to Europe: Focus on the overseas route to the Canary Islands.


This dataset includes all available data on attempted migrant crossings of the Mediterranean Sea from 2016 - 2020, i.e. the numbers of people recorded as:
 - arriving irregularly in Spain, Italy, Malta, Greece and Cyprus;
 - being intercepted at sea by the Tunisian, Libyan and Turkish Coast Guards;
 - fatalities recorded in the Mediterranean Sea by IOM's Missing Migrants Project.

These data are provided by the International Organization for Migration and are updated annually. The source for each data series is listed at the bottom of each column, with notes wherever relevant.

Guidance on how to use these data to calculate mortality rates can be found here.

Download the data (Excel file)

Last updated 19 March 2021.

Regions in focus


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