Europe — Mixed Migration Flows to Europe, Quarterly Overview (January - March 2019)
Arrivals in the first quarter of 2019 (16,526) decreased by 60 per cent when compared to the previous reporting period (October – December 2018) when 40,716 were registered and 13 per cent lower than the 18,659 registered in the same period last year. The most significant decrease in arrivals is recorded in Italy where in the first three months of 2019 authorities registered only 524 migrants and refugees, 90 per cent lower than the 6,296 reported in the same period last year. In contrast to that, arrivals in Malta have increased from none in Q1 2018 to a total of 244 in Q1 2019. A quarter of migrants arrived to Europe by land and the remaining 75 per cent did so by crossing the Mediterranean sea.