Nationalities of Mediterranean Arrivals

“Refugees need protection, not rejection. During the last 2 years, over one million people have crossed the Mediterranean by boat with the help of smugglers and more than 7,700 lives have been lost at sea. Some 17,000 refugees were submitted for resettlement in Europe in 2015.”

– UN Refugee Agency Global Trends 2015 report, p.35

Top 10 nationalities of Mediterranean arrivals in 2015*

* Sea arrivals to Greece and Italy. Sea and Land arrivals to Spain

Top 4 Nationalities represent 84% of arrivals

Syrian Arab Rep. 50%
Afghanistan21%
Iraw9%
Eritrea4%
Pakistan3%
Iran2%
Nigeria2%
Somalia2%
Morocco1%
Sudan1%

Source: UN Refugee Agency Global Trends 2015 report