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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 3,156; Deaths at Sea: 234

Switzerland - IOM reports that 3,156 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 18 January. Over three quarters arrived in Italy and the rest in Greece. This compares with 32,317 through the first 18 days of January, 2016.

IOM’s Missing Migrants Project reports 234 estimated deaths at sea, compared with 101 through the first 18 days of 2015. This figure includes the first death at sea in 2017 of a migrant on the Eastern Mediterranean route connecting Turkey to Greece. A man was found on Sunday on Klima Beach on the Greek island of Samos. His identity and nationality are unknown at this time.
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For the latest Mediterranean Update infographic:  http://migration.iom.int/docs/MMP/170120_Mediterranean_Update.pdf For latest arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean, please visit: http://migration.iom.int/europe Learn more about the Missing Migrants Project at: http://missingmigrants.iom.int

For further information please contact:
Joel Millman at IOM Geneva, Tel: +41.79.103 8720, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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. 
Sabine Schneider at IOM Germany, Tel: +49 30 278 778 17 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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: +30 210 9919040, +30 210 9912174, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  J
ulia Black at IOM GMDAC, Tel: +49 30 278 778 27, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mazen Aboulhosn at IOM Turkey, Tel: +9031245-51202, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
IOM Libya: Othman Belbeisi, Tel: +216 29 600389, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Ashraf Hassan, Tel: +216297 94707, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Hicham Hasnaoui at IOM Morocco, Tel: + 212 5 37 65 28 81, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For information or interview requests in French: Florence Kim, OIM Genève, Tel. +41 79 103 03 42, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Flavio Di Giacomo, OIM Italie, Tel. +39 347 089 8996, Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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