Mediterranean

Reported Date
April 2014 50
April 2015 1,480
April 2016 611
April 2017 279
April 2018 20
April 2019 52
April 2020 13
August 2014 616
August 2015 652
August 2016 40
August 2017 143
August 2018 19
August 2019 167
August 2020 12
December 2014 58
December 2015 8
December 2016 374
December 2017 9
December 2018 23
December 2019 47
February 2014 9
February 2015 336
February 2016 7
February 2017 217
February 2018 121
February 2019 6
February 2020 109
January 2015 67
January 2016 90
January 2017 225
January 2018 215
January 2019 152
January 2020 6
July 2014 839
July 2015 206
July 2016 208
July 2017 68
July 2018 157
July 2019 301
July 2020 25
June 2014 314
June 2015 5
June 2016 388
June 2017 529
June 2018 564
June 2019 27
June 2020 101
March 2014 1
March 2015 53
March 2016 258
March 2017 300
March 2018 23
March 2019 56
March 2020 18
May 2014 329
May 2015 95
May 2016 1,130
May 2017 621
May 2018 11
May 2019 65
May 2020 11
November 2014 18
November 2015 8
November 2016 703
November 2017 193
November 2018 24
November 2019 279
October 2014 118
October 2015 163
October 2016 431
October 2017 167
October 2018 7
October 2019 91
September 2014 813
September 2015 76
September 2016 341
September 2017 102
September 2018 130
September 2019 19
Month Number of Arrivals
January 2015 3,528
February 2015 4,354
March 2015 2,283
April 2015 16,056
May 2015 21,231
June 2015 22,877
July 2015 23,210
August 2015 22,610
September 2015 15,922
October 2015 8,916
November 2015 3,219
December 2015 9,636
January 2016 5,273
February 2016 3,828
March 2016 9,676
April 2016 9,149
May 2016 19,925
June 2016 22,371
July 2016 23,552
August 2016 21,294
September 2016 16,975
October 2016 27,384
November 2016 13,962
December 2016 8,047
January 2017 4,468
February 2017 8,972
March 2017 10,853
April 2017 12,943
May 2017 22,993
June 2017 23,524
July 2017 11,461
August 2017 3,914
September 2017 6,282
October 2017 5,988
November 2017 5,645
December 2017 2,327
January 2018 4,182
February 2018 1,065
March 2018 1,049
April 2018 3,171
May 2018 3,963
June 2018 3,381
July 2018 1,997
August 2018 1,983
September 2018 1,005
October 2018 1,268
November 2018 1,129
December 2018 622
January 2019 251
February 2019 60
March 2019 450
April 2019 319
May 2019 1,158
June 2019 1,817
July 2019 1,395
August 2019 1,930
September 2019 3,006
October 2019 2,377
November 2019 1,425
December 2019 686
January 2020 1,643
February 2020 1,899
March 2020 387
April 2020 737
May 2020 1,708
June 2020 2,256
July 2020 6,565
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 Monday and Thursday. Data sets on arrivals include information from Spain, Italy, Cyprus, and Greece.
Reported Date Deaths
April 2020 13
August 2020 12
February 2020 109
January 2020 6
July 2020 25
June 2020 101
March 2020 18
May 2020 11

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 2020 13
August 2020 12
February 2020 109
January 2020 6
July 2020 25
June 2020 101
March 2020 18
May 2020 11
Reported Date Migration Route Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 Central Mediterranean 672 2493
2015 Central Mediterranean 1562 1587
2016 Central Mediterranean 1128 3453
2017 Central Mediterranean 795 2058
2018 Central Mediterranean 288 1026
2019 Central Mediterranean 270 992
2020 Central Mediterranean 115 180
Reported Date Migrant Route Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
April 2014 Central Mediterranean 9 41
April 2015 Central Mediterranean 764 716
April 2016 Central Mediterranean 17 594
April 2017 Central Mediterranean 63 216
April 2018 Central Mediterranean 20 0
April 2019 Central Mediterranean 1 51
April 2020 Central Mediterranean 6 7
August 2014 Central Mediterranean 257 359
August 2015 Central Mediterranean 296 356
August 2016 Central Mediterranean 38 2
August 2017 Central Mediterranean 23 120
August 2018 Central Mediterranean 19 0
August 2019 Central Mediterranean 15 152
August 2020 Central Mediterranean 2 10
December 2014 Central Mediterranean 26 32
December 2015 Central Mediterranean 8 0
December 2016 Central Mediterranean 107 267
December 2017 Central Mediterranean 4 5
December 2018 Central Mediterranean 20 3
December 2019 Central Mediterranean 2 45
February 2014 Central Mediterranean 9 0
February 2015 Central Mediterranean 29 307
February 2016 Central Mediterranean 7 0
February 2017 Central Mediterranean 96 121
February 2018 Central Mediterranean 35 86
February 2019 Central Mediterranean 6 0
February 2020 Central Mediterranean 6 103
January 2015 Central Mediterranean 11 56
January 2016 Central Mediterranean 10 80
January 2017 Central Mediterranean 50 175
January 2018 Central Mediterranean 17 198
January 2019 Central Mediterranean 29 123
January 2020 Central Mediterranean 2 4
July 2014 Central Mediterranean 100 739
July 2015 Central Mediterranean 206 0
July 2016 Central Mediterranean 184 24
July 2017 Central Mediterranean 30 38
July 2018 Central Mediterranean 26 131
July 2019 Central Mediterranean 158 143
July 2020 Central Mediterranean 10 15
June 2014 Central Mediterranean 68 246
June 2015 Central Mediterranean 5 0
June 2016 Central Mediterranean 42 346
June 2017 Central Mediterranean 174 355
June 2018 Central Mediterranean 137 427
June 2019 Central Mediterranean 2 25
June 2020 Central Mediterranean 82 19
March 2014 Central Mediterranean 1 0
March 2015 Central Mediterranean 13 40
March 2016 Central Mediterranean 80 178
March 2017 Central Mediterranean 50 250
March 2018 Central Mediterranean 2 21
March 2019 Central Mediterranean 7 49
March 2020 Central Mediterranean 3 15
May 2014 Central Mediterranean 89 240
May 2015 Central Mediterranean 46 49
May 2016 Central Mediterranean 64 1066
May 2017 Central Mediterranean 123 498
May 2018 Central Mediterranean 3 8
May 2019 Central Mediterranean 5 60
May 2020 Central Mediterranean 4 7
November 2014 Central Mediterranean 0 18
November 2015 Central Mediterranean 8 0
November 2016 Central Mediterranean 61 642
November 2017 Central Mediterranean 74 119
November 2018 Central Mediterranean 6 18
November 2019 Central Mediterranean 12 267
October 2014 Central Mediterranean 13 105
October 2015 Central Mediterranean 163 0
October 2016 Central Mediterranean 261 170
October 2017 Central Mediterranean 96 71
October 2018 Central Mediterranean 1 6
October 2019 Central Mediterranean 27 64
September 2014 Central Mediterranean 100 713
September 2015 Central Mediterranean 13 63
September 2016 Central Mediterranean 257 84
September 2017 Central Mediterranean 12 90
September 2018 Central Mediterranean 2 128
September 2019 Central Mediterranean 6 13
Reported Date Region of Origin Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2017 Unknown 517 858
2017 South Asia 1
2014 Mixed 17 738
2015 Unknown 445 89
2015 Mixed 947 606
2016 Horn of Africa 5 25
2016 Middle East 5 2
2018 Horn of Africa (P) 9
2019 Unknown 51 337
2019 Horn of Africa 1 13
2020 Mixed 8 105
2017 Sub-Saharan Africa 190 487
2017 Middle East 1
2014 South Asia 1 0
2015 South Asia 15
2015 North Africa 13
2016 Mixed 683 2576
2017 North Africa 54 8
2018 Mixed 112 211
2019 Mixed 203 623
2020 Unknown 7 11
2020 North Africa 16 40
2017 Mixed 31 705
2014 Horn of Africa 14 280
2014 Sub-Saharan Africa 313 721
2015 Sub-Saharan Africa 99 892
2015 Middle East 37
2016 Sub-Saharan Africa 186 763
2018 Sub-Saharan Africa 32 103
2018 Horn of Africa 1
2019 North Africa 13 16
2019 Middle East 1
2020 Horn of Africa 5 7
2017 Horn of Africa 1
2014 Middle East 68 246
2014 Unknown 259 508
2015 Horn of Africa 6 0
2016 Unknown 232 83
2016 North Africa 17 4
2018 Unknown 110 690
2018 North Africa 24 22
2019 Sub-Saharan Africa 1 3
2020 Sub-Saharan Africa 1 10
2020 Sub-Saharan Africa (P) 78 7

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