This snapshot summarizes available data on Iranian nationals in Europe in 2020. The first page visualizes the number of Iranian nationals who arrived by land and sea in the European Union and those who transited through the Western Balkan and Eastern Europe region in 2020. The data on arrivals and transits is made available by national authorities and then gathered by the IOM DTM Team in Europe.1 It is important not to sum up the figures, as this could entail double counting migrants who transited through multiple countries. The second page shows numbers of Iranian nationals residing in Europe by gender and European region as reported by UNDESA.
The snapshot is part of the outputs of the EU-funded Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) project “Regional Evidence for Migration Analysis and Policy” (REMAP). The objective of DTM REMAP is to strengthen the evidence-based formulation and implementation of humanitarian and development policy and programming on migration and forced displacement in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq and Pakistan.