Europe — Mixed Migration Flows to Europe Monthly Overview (July 2019)
A total of 51,982 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes between January and July 2019, 29 per cent less than the same period last year, when some 73,761 sea and land arrivals were reported, 58 per cent less than the 122,384 arrivals registered in 2017 and 80 per cent less than the 266,450 registered between January and July 2016.
Fifty-eight per cent of all arrivals were registered in Cyprus, Bulgaria and Greece. Another 32 per cent of individuals have arrived in Europe through the Western Mediterranean route leading to Spain, and the remaining 10 per cent crossed the Central Mediterranean and arrived by sea in Italy and Malta. This indicates that the Eastern Mediterranean route continues to surpass both the Western and the Central Mediterranean routes as the main route taken by the migrants and refugees arriving to Europe between January and July 2019.