Europe — Refugee and Migrant Children in Europe - Overview of Trends (January — December 2019)

Contact
DTM Mediterranean, DTMMediterranean@iom.int
Language
English
Location
Europe, South Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Period Covered
Jan 01 2019 -
Dec 31 2019
Activity
  • Flow Monitoring

Summary

Some 33,200 children arrived in Greece, Spain, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria and Cyprus between January and December 2019 (38% girls and 62% boys). Child arrivals in Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria in 2019 increased by 7% compared to child arrivals in 2018 (30,085). Some 9,000 of all children who arrived in Greece, Spain, Italy, Malta, Bulgaria and Cyprus in 2019 were unaccompanied and separated. Over 17,500 children 28% boys and 24% girls) were under resettlement procedures to Europe in 2019. Out of the total number of children (202,945) who sought international protection in Europe between January and December 2019, 71% were registered in just four countries: Germany (35%), France (13%), Greece (12%) and Spain (11%).