Mediterranean

Reported Date
April 2014 50
April 2015 1,494
April 2016 630
April 2017 312
April 2018 109
April 2019 64
April 2020 14
April 2021 210
August 2014 653
August 2015 689
August 2016 62
August 2017 151
August 2018 97
August 2019 173
August 2020 152
December 2014 99
December 2015 215
December 2016 386
December 2017 26
December 2018 106
December 2019 176
December 2020 135
February 2014 24
February 2015 345
February 2016 55
February 2017 231
February 2018 197
February 2019 26
February 2020 119
February 2021 128
January 2014 12
January 2015 82
January 2016 370
January 2017 254
January 2018 243
January 2019 216
January 2020 110
January 2021 118
July 2014 864
July 2015 230
July 2016 226
July 2017 132
July 2018 224
July 2019 306
July 2020 87
June 2014 318
June 2015 33
June 2016 389
June 2017 539
June 2018 629
June 2019 81
June 2020 99
June 2021 39
March 2014 10
March 2015 61
March 2016 324
March 2017 318
March 2018 67
March 2019 120
March 2020 35
March 2021 147
May 2014 329
May 2015 96
May 2016 1,178
May 2017 623
May 2018 48
May 2019 108
May 2020 12
May 2021 181
November 2014 22
November 2015 107
November 2016 718
November 2017 262
November 2018 149
November 2019 379
November 2020 270
October 2014 126
October 2015 433
October 2016 437
October 2017 176
October 2018 189
October 2019 99
October 2020 153
September 2014 813
September 2015 269
September 2016 368
September 2017 115
September 2018 241
September 2019 137
September 2020 232
Month Number of Arrivals
January 2015 1,472
January 2015 3,528
February 2015 2,480
February 2015 4,354
March 2015 6,583
March 2015 2,283
April 2015 11,873
April 2015 16,056
May 2015 17,889
May 2015 21,231
June 2015 31,318
June 2015 22,877
July 2015 54,899
July 2015 23,210
August 2015 107,843
August 2015 22,610
September 2015 147,639
September 2015 15,922
October 2015 211,663
October 2015 8,916
November 2015 151,249
November 2015 3,219
December 2015 108,742
December 2015 9,636
January 2016 67,415
January 2016 5,273
February 2016 57,066
February 2016 3,828
March 2016 26,999
March 2016 9,676
April 2016 3,650
April 2016 9,149
May 2016 1,721
May 2016 19,925
June 2016 1,554
June 2016 22,371
July 2016 1,920
July 2016 23,552
August 2016 3,563
August 2016 21,294
September 2016 3,107
September 2016 16,975
October 2016 3,161
October 2016 27,384
November 2016 2,061
November 2016 13,962
December 2016 1,742
December 2016 8,047
January 2017 6,907
February 2017 8,972
February 2017 1,655
March 2017 13,403
April 2017 15,036
May 2017 25,903
June 2017 27,785
July 2017 16,136
August 2017 9,794
September 2017 12,678
October 2017 13,856
November 2017 13,011
December 2017 7,227
January 2018 4,182
January 2018 2,985
February 2018 2,287
February 2018 1,102
March 2018 2,438
March 2018 1,916
April 2018 3,034
April 2018 4,429
May 2018 10,334
June 2018 12,802
July 2018 12,400
August 2018 11,705
September 2018 13,456
October 2018 16,644
November 2018 8,532
December 2018 8,630
January 2019 7,076
February 2019 3,187
March 2019 3,701
April 2019 4,117
May 2019 6,038
June 2019 8,761
July 2019 10,374
August 2019 12,882
September 2019 17,059
October 2019 16,961
November 2019 11,886
December 2019 9,812
January 2020 6,721
February 2020 5,712
March 2020 3,147
April 2020 1,511
May 2020 3,022
June 2020 3,587
July 2020 10,288
August 2020 8,528
September 2020 9,670
October 2020 12,123
November 2020 15,202
December 2020 6,456
January 2021 4,206
February 2021 5,410
March 2021 7,374
April 2021 4,466
May 2021 8,992
June 2021 4,353
Note: Arrivals data for the past year are from January to end of the current month. Arrivals data for the current year are updated every Thursday. Data sets on arrivals include information from Spain, Italy, Cyprus, and Greece.
Reported Date Deaths
April 2021 210
February 2021 128
January 2021 118
June 2021 39
March 2021 147
May 2021 181

Proportion of deaths vs attempted crossings

Note: 'Attempted crossings' include sea arrivals in Spain, Italy, Cyprus, and Greece, land arrivals in Spain, and interceptions by the Tunisian National Guard and Turkish and Libyan Coast Guards as relevant. No data on interceptions by the Tunisian Navy nor by Egyptian or Moroccan authorities are currently available. Attempted crossings data for the past year are from January to end of the current month. Download attempted crossings data for 2014-2019 here. This dataset is linked to our briefing 'Calculating “Death Rates” in the Context of Migration Journeys.'
Reported Date Deaths
April 2021 210
February 2021 128
January 2021 118
June 2021 39
March 2021 147
May 2021 181
Reported Date Migration Route Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 Central Mediterranean 672 2493
2014 Eastern Mediterranean 23 36
2014 Western Mediterranean 30 66
2015 Central Mediterranean 1562 1587
2015 Eastern Mediterranean 570 233
2015 Western Mediterranean 43 59
2016 Central Mediterranean 1128 3453
2016 Eastern Mediterranean 329 105
2016 Western Mediterranean 27 101
2017 Central Mediterranean 795 2058
2017 Eastern Mediterranean 48 14
2017 Western Mediterranean 93 131
2018 Central Mediterranean 288 1026
2018 Eastern Mediterranean 105 69
2018 Western Mediterranean 329 482
2019 Central Mediterranean 271 991
2019 Eastern Mediterranean 57 14
2019 Western Mediterranean 120 432
2020 9
2020 Central Mediterranean 381 602
2020 Eastern Mediterranean 69 35
2020 Western Mediterranean 115 215
2021 1
2021 Central Mediterranean 199 487
2021 Eastern Mediterranean 5
2021 Western Mediterranean 76 55