IOM monitors in the eastern Mediterranean reported this week that cold weather contributed to sharp drop in arrivals in Greece from Turkey, although the number topped 3,350 on Wednesday, February 17th, after many days of slow movement.
During the past week, IOM has learned of a single death on this route - a four year old boy believed to be traveling with a family from Afghanistan.
IOM unofficial data indicates that 937,241 migrants and refugees arrived between 01/01/2015 and 17/02/2016 through Greece’s maritime borders, suggesting that the figure will likely reach one million by mid-March.
ARRIVALS BY SEA AND DEATHS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN 1 JANUARY – 18 FEBRUARY 2016
|Country of Arrival||Arrivals||Deaths|
|Greece||83,591||321 (Eastern Med route)|
|Italy||7,165||90 (Central Med route)|
DATA ON DEATHS OF MIGRANTS COMPILED BY IOM GMDAC. ALL NUMBERS ARE MINIMUM ESTIMATES.
ARRIVALS ESTIMATES BASED ON DATA FROM RESPECTIVE GOVERNMENTS AND IOM FIELD OFFICES.
|Country||Total 2014||Total 2015|
* Unofficial data relating to maritime borders collected by IOM staff and Greek authorities.
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