Mediterranean

Change in Mediterranean Sea Arrivals to Europe January 1 - May 21 and Recorded Deaths January 1 - May 24, 2016 & 2017
 

 

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by month, January 1 - May 24, 2014 - 2017

 

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by migrants' region of origin, 
January 1 - May 24, 2017

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Unknown 584
Mixed 585
Sub-Saharan Africa 346
Horn of Africa 2
Middle East and South Asia 13
North Africa* -
TOTAL 1,530

 

 

* Note: North Africa excludes the Horn of Africa.

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by route, January 1 - May 21, 2017

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Western Mediterranean 28 13 6 3 1               51
Central Mediterranean 228 217 288 275 434               1,442
Eastern Mediterranean 1 1 11 24                 37
Total: 257 231 305 302 435               1,530

 

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by migrants' region of origin, 2016

Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Unknown 334
Mixed 3,174
Sub-Saharan Africa 935
Horn of Africa 30
Middle East and South Asia 397
North Africa* 228
TOTAL 5,098

 

* Note: North Africa excludes the Horn of Africa.

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by route, 2016

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Western Mediterranean 5 2 21 9 3 1 11 19 - 4 1 7 83
Central Mediterranean 90 7 258 611 1,130 388 208 40 341 431 703 374 4,581
Eastern Mediterranean 275 46 45 10 - - 7 3 27 2 14 5 434
Total: 370 55 324 630 1,133 389 226 62 368 437 718 386 5,098

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by migrants' region of origin, 2015

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Breakdown unavailable/Unknown 1,312
Sub-Saharan Africa 1,241
North Africa 25
Horn of Africa 359
Middle East and South Asia 847
TOTAL 3,784

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by route, 2015

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Central Mediterranean 67

336

53 1,208 95 4 206 652 76 163 8 8 2,876
Eastern Mediterranean - 9 8 14 - 6 24 29 190 221 98 207 806
Western Mediterranean 15 - - - 1 22 - 8 3 50 1 2 102
Total 82 345 61 1,222 96 32 230 689 269 432 107 217 3,784

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by migrants' region of origin, 2014

 
Region of Origin Number Dead and Missing
Breakdown unavailable/Unknown 935
Mixed 678
Sub-Saharan Africa 1,062
Horn of Africa 344
Middle East and South Asia 264
TOTAL 3,283

 

Recorded deaths in the Mediterranean Sea by route, 2014

  January February March April May June July August September October November December Total
Central Mediterranean 0 9 1 50 329 314 839 616 813 118 18 58 3,165
Eastern Mediterranean 12 0 9 0 0 0 25 0 0 0 4 9 59
Western Mediterranean 0 15 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0 32 59
Total 12 24 10 50 329 318 864 616 813 126 22 95 3,283

Note: Due to the irregular nature of migration across the Mediterranean Sea and the fact that many bodies are never recovered from shipwrecks, all data are minimum estimates.

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