Almost a quarter of a million people crossed the Mediterranean from Libya, Tunisia and Algeria in 2023

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCCR) have reported that more than two hundred and twelve thousand irregular migrants crossed the Mediterranean in 2023 from Libya, Tunisia and Algeria towards the European coasts.

The two organizations added in a joint report that more than 70% of them were disembarked in Europe, while the rest were intercepted or rescued and disembarked in Libya and Tunisia, where their numbers are estimated at more than sixty thousand irregular migrants.

The joint report noted that migrants holding the nationalities of Bangladesh, Egypt, Syria and Pakistan left mainly from Libya, and confirmed that last year Italy witnessed a significant increase in migrant flows from Tunisia.


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