Europe — Mixed Migration Flows to Europe Monthly Overview (April 2018)

DTM Mediterranean,
Period Covered
Apr 01 2018 -
Apr 30 2018
  • Flow Monitoring


DTM Flow Monitoring data shows that an estimated 30,971 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe between January and April 2018 using different sea and land routes. This represents a 39 per cent decrease when compared to the 50,400 registered in the same period in 2017. Almost half of all migrants and refugees registered this year arrived in Greece (14,352). Italian authorities reported that 9,467 migrants and refugees who attempted to cross the Central Mediterranean were rescued and brought to Sicily and coastal areas in the South of Italy. Another 6,690 individuals arrived in Spain through the Western Mediterranean route. The remaining 462 migrants and refugees were registered in Bulgaria and Cyprus.