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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 189,414; Deaths 1,357

IOM reports an estimated 189,414 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 15 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths through 15 May this year stand at 1,357 on all Mediterranean routes, which is 24% lower than last year’s total of 1,792, through the same period.

Yesterday (16/05) over 1,300 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya by Italian ships in a number of operations. According to media reports, the migrants were found in nine vessels about 220 km southeast of Lampedusa.

IOM’s team in Italy maintains that migrant flows have remained more or less stable during the first five months of 2016, compared to the same period last year, with the top nationalities arriving in Italy remaining the same - mostly Sub-Saharan Africans.

Despite a sharp drop in departures of Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans from Turkey to Greece, IOM has yet to see any evidence that these nationalities are responding to the closure of the Balkan route by returning to the Central Mediterranean route and trying to reach Italy via Egypt or Libya.

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For the latest Mediterranean Update infographic please go to: http://missingmigrants.iom.int/sites/default/files/Mediterranean_Update_17_May_2016.pdf
For latest arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean, please visit: http://migration.iom.int/europe
Learn more about Missing Migrants Project at: http://missingmigrants.iom.int
 
For further information please contact IOM Greece. Daniel Esdras, Tel: +30 210 9912174, Email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or Kelly Namia, Tel: +302109919040, +302109912174, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Abby Dwommoh at IOM Turkey, Tel: +903124551202, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; or Flavio Di Giacomo at IOM Italy, Tel: +39 347 089 8996, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or IOM Geneva, Leonard Doyle, Tel: +41-792857123, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Itayi Viriri, Tel: + 41 79 285 43 66, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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