Europe — Mixed Migration Flows to Europe Monthly Overview (February 2018)
12,736 migrants and asylum seekers arrived to Europe in the first two months of 2018 (including 10,566 who arrived by sea and 2,170 who arrived by land), a 37% decrease compared to the same period in 2017. The decrease this year is mainly related to the lower number of migrants crossing the Central Mediterranean route. Approximately 56,266 migrants and asylum seekers were accommodated in different state run facilities across the Western Balkans and Greece by the end of February 2018, an estimated 25% decrease compared to more than 70,000 reported at the end of February 2017. 458 irregular migrants have been intercepted in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2018, more than three times increase compared to 146 registered at the end of February 2017.