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Mainstreaming Migration Into National Development Strategies Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 60,521 in 2017; Deaths: 1,530

Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 60,521 in 2017; Deaths: 1,530

June 14, 2017 - Switzerland

Switzerland  - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 193,333 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016. 

IOM Rome reported that, through 24 May this year, 50,267 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below), however that does not include all the men, women and children who are believed to have been rescued over the past 48 hours.