Italy has helped the Libyan government patrol its coastline and its southern desert border, human traffickers still appear to be running rampant. In addition, organisations assisting migrants say that the smugglers’ methods have grown increasingly brutal, with refugees reporting cases of rape, beatings, forced labour and even killings. Human traffickers are also warning migrants that a Libyan government crackdown could be around the corner, so this could be their last chance to make it to Europe.
102,387 arrivals to EUROPE 2017
101,210 by sea
1,177 by land (updates as of 29 June 2017)
2,247 dead/missing – Mediterranean 2017
387,739 arrivals to EUROPE 2016 5,098 dead/missing – Mediterranean 2016
Countries of first arrival to Europe
|Country Arrivals||Previous week 20 – 26 June||Current week 27 June – 3 July||Percentage Change|
|Sum of Arrivals||5587||12669||+127%|
Main nationalities of arrivals (in descendant order); To Italy: Nigeria, Bangladesh, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Gambia (May 2017)
Other countries; Hungary: In the period from 27 June to 3 July, 7 arrivals were registered. This represents a 22% decrease from the previous period (9 registered arrivals, from 20 to 26 June).
Italy migration uptick of 526%in one week
Routes of migration to southern Italy