Mediterranean

Reported Date
April 2015 14
April 2016 10
April 2017 24
April 2019 5
August 2015 29
August 2016 3
August 2018 10
December 2014 9
December 2015 205
December 2016 5
December 2017 1
December 2018 7
February 2015 9
February 2016 46
February 2017 1
February 2018 1
February 2019 1
January 2014 12
January 2016 275
January 2017 1
January 2019 2
January 2020 63
July 2014 25
July 2015 24
July 2016 7
July 2017 8
July 2018 50
July 2019 1
June 2015 6
June 2018 10
June 2019 19
June 2020 4
March 2014 9
March 2015 8
March 2016 45
March 2017 11
March 2018 19
March 2019 11
March 2020 4
May 2018 16
May 2019 18
November 2014 4
November 2015 98
November 2016 14
November 2017 15
November 2018 11
October 2015 220
October 2016 2
October 2018 38
October 2019 5
September 2015 190
September 2016 27
September 2017 1
September 2018 12
September 2019 9
Month Number of Arrivals
January 2015 1,472
February 2015 2,480
March 2015 6,583
April 2015 11,873
May 2015 17,889
June 2015 31,318
July 2015 54,899
August 2015 107,843
September 2015 147,639
October 2015 211,663
November 2015 151,249
December 2015 108,742
January 2016 67,415
February 2016 57,066
March 2016 26,999
April 2016 3,650
May 2016 1,721
June 2016 1,554
July 2016 1,920
August 2016 3,563
September 2016 3,107
October 2016 3,161
November 2016 2,061
December 2016 1,742
January 2017 1,390
February 2017 1,120
March 2017 1,708
April 2017 1,193
May 2017 2,075
June 2017 1,909
July 2017 2,511
August 2017 3,677
September 2017 4,910
October 2017 4,252
November 2017 3,305
December 2017 2,529
January 2018 1,585
February 2018 1,222
March 2018 2,438
April 2018 3,034
May 2018 2,848
June 2018 2,495
July 2018 2,548
August 2018 3,316
September 2018 4,397
October 2018 4,366
November 2018 2,292
December 2018 2,995
January 2019 2,721
February 2019 2,191
March 2019 2,663
April 2019 2,710
May 2019 3,540
June 2019 4,525
July 2019 6,128
August 2019 8,724
September 2019 11,016
October 2019 10,917
November 2019 8,688
December 2019 6,989
January 2020 3,228
February 2020 2,092
March 2020 1,998
April 2020 39
May 2020 228
June 2020 267
July 2020 285
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
January 2020 63
June 2020 4
March 2020 4

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
January 2020 63
June 2020 4
March 2020 4
Reported Date Migration Route Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2014 Eastern Mediterranean 23 36
2015 Eastern Mediterranean 570 233
2016 Eastern Mediterranean 329 105
2017 Eastern Mediterranean 48 14
2018 Eastern Mediterranean 105 69
2019 Eastern Mediterranean 57 14
2020 Eastern Mediterranean 43 28
Reported Date Migrant Route Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
April 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 10 4
April 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 6 4
April 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 17 7
April 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 5 0
August 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 25 4
August 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 1 2
August 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 10 0
December 2014 Eastern Mediterranean 0 9
December 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 144 61
December 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 5 0
December 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 1 0
December 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 0 7
February 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 7 2
February 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 37 9
February 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 1 0
February 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 1 0
February 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 0 1
January 2014 Eastern Mediterranean 12 0
January 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 221 54
January 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 1 0
January 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 2 0
January 2020 Eastern Mediterranean 38 25
July 2014 Eastern Mediterranean 4 21
July 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 9 15
July 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 4 3
July 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 8 0
July 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 25 25
July 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 0 1
June 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 6 0
June 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 9 1
June 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 19 0
June 2020 Eastern Mediterranean 1 3
March 2014 Eastern Mediterranean 7 2
March 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 5 3
March 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 35 10
March 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 11 0
March 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 16 3
March 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 9 2
March 2020 Eastern Mediterranean 4 0
May 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 16 0
May 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 10 8
November 2014 Eastern Mediterranean 0 4
November 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 79 19
November 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 11 3
November 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 8 7
November 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 7 4
October 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 172 48
October 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 2 0
October 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 12 26
October 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 4 1
September 2015 Eastern Mediterranean 113 77
September 2016 Eastern Mediterranean 7 20
September 2017 Eastern Mediterranean 1 0
September 2018 Eastern Mediterranean 9 3
September 2019 Eastern Mediterranean 8 1
Reported Date Region of Origin Number Dead Minimum Estimated Number of Missing
2017 Middle East and South Asia (P) 1
2017 Sub-Saharan Africa 16 7
2014 Unknown 16 21
2015 South Asia 36 7
2016 Unknown 4 3
2018 Middle East 44 11
2018 Unknown 1
2019 Middle East and South Asia (P) 13 3
2020 Unknown 8 5
2020 Sub-Saharan Africa 3
2017 Horn of Africa 1
2017 Mixed 8
2015 Middle East and South Asia (P) 315 101
2016 Middle East and South Asia (P) 232 52
2016 Mixed 37
2018 South Asia 13 4
2018 Mixed 8 26
2019 South Asia 19 4
2020 South Asia 5 4
2017 Middle East 13
2014 Middle East 7 11
2015 Middle East 211 124
2016 South Asia 16 30
2017 South Asia 1
2015 Unknown 5 1
2018 Horn of Africa 3
2019 Sub-Saharan Africa (P) 7
2020 Mixed 12 17
2017 Unknown 8 7
2014 South Asia 4
2015 Horn of Africa 3
2016 Middle East 40 20
2018 Middle East and South Asia (P) 35 28
2018 North Africa 1
2019 Middle East 6 7
2019 Mixed 12
2020 Middle East 15 2

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