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

DTM Mediterranean,
Period Covered
Jan 01 2018 -
Jan 31 2018
  • Flow Monitoring


DTM flow monitoring data for Mediterranean shows that there were 8,501 new sea and land arrivals to Europe in January 2018. Eighty-four per cent of all registered migrants and asylum seekers arrived by sea (7,174) to Greece (1,585), Italy (4,189) and Spain (1,400) and the remaining 16% were arrivals by land to Greece (393), Bulgaria (152) and Spain (782). According to available data, arrivals at the end of January 2018 are at the scale observed in January 2017, although a 16% decrease is observed in terms of land arrivals. Migrants and asylum seekers from Eritrea (1,184), Tunisia (611), Pakistan (273), Nigeria (212) and Libya (204) were the top five nationality groups registerd in Italy in 2018. In Greece, Iraqi (29%), Syrian (29%), Afghan (13%), Congolese (4%) and Cameroonian (3%) nationals are registered as top five nationalities.