The journey

The Syrian conflict has become by far the biggest driver of migration to the EU. This is a snapshot of Syria's mass exodus.

Route Yazan took through Europe

Typical migrant route

2

1

1

MID-JUNE 2015

 

Macedonia opens borders to migrants.

Kumanovo

(Macedonia)

Gevgelija

(Greece)

Mitilini (Greece)

Athens

(Greece)

Bodrum

(Turkey)

SEPT, 2ND 2015

The Syrian toddler, Alyan Kurdi, drowns in Mediterranean.

2

AUGUST 2015

German Foreign Office tweets that any Syrian who can make it to Germany can apply for asylum.

Wurzburg (Germany)

Graz (Austria)

Beli Manastir

(Croatia)

Belgrade

(Serbia)

Salzburg

(Austria)

SEPTEMBER, 16TH 2015

Hungary completes razor wire fence along its border with Serbia and Croatia.

Demographics

BASED ON ARRIVALS SINCE 1 JAN 2016

MEN

WOMEN

CHILDREN

46%

34%

20%

Stats

153,158

arrivals by sea 2016

456

dead/missing 2016

(up to March 13)

SOURCES: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, EUROPOL, EUROSTAT, FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW, FRONTEX, IOM, MSF, MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE, THE GUARDIAN, UNHCR & UNICEF | UNIVISION

The journey

The Syrian conflict has become by far the biggest driver of migration to the EU. This is a snapshot of Syria's mass exodus.

Route Yazan took through Europe

Typical migrant route

AUGUST 2015

German Foreign Office tweets that any Syrian who can make it to Germany can apply for asylum.

Wurzburg

(Germany)

Graz (Austria)

Beli Manastir (Croatia)

MID-JUNE 2015

 

Macedonia opens borders to migrants.

Belgrado (Serbia)

Salzburg (Austria)

Kumanovo

(Macedonia)

SEPT, 2ND 2015

The Syrian toddler, Alyan Kurdi, drowns in Mediterranean.

SEPTEMBER, 16TH 2015

Hungary completes razor wire fence along its border with Serbia and Croatia.

Gevgelija

(Greece)

Mitilini (Greece)

Athens (Greece)

Mediterranean Sea

Bodrum (Greece)

Demographics

Stats

BASED ON ARRIVALS SINCE 1 JAN 2016

153,158

arrivals by sea 2016

MEN

WOMEN

CHILDREN

456

dead/missing 2016

(up to March 13)

46%

34%

20%

SOURCES: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, EUROPOL, EUROSTAT, FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW, FRONTEX, IOM, MSF, MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE, THE GUARDIAN, UNHCR & UNICEF | UNIVISION

The journey

The Syrian conflict has become by far the biggest driver of migration to the EU. This is a snapshot of Syria's mass exodus.

Route Yazan took through Europe

Typical migrant route

AUGUST 2015

German Foreign Office tweets that any Syrian who can make it to Germany can apply for asylum.

Wurzburg

(Germany)

Graz (Austria)

Beli Manastir (Croatia)

MID-JUNE 2015

 

Macedonia opens borders to migrants.

Belgrado (Serbia)

Salzburg (Austria)

Kumanovo

(Macedonia)

SEPT, 2ND 2015

The Syrian toddler, Alyan Kurdi, drowns in Mediterranean.

SEPTEMBER, 16TH 2015

Hungary completes razor wire fence along its border with Serbia and Croatia.

Gevgelija

(Greece)

Mitilini (Greece)

Mediterranean Sea

Athens (Greece)

Bodrum (Greece)

Demographics

Stats

BASED ON ARRIVALS SINCE 1 JAN 2016

153,158

arrivals by sea 2016

MEN

WOMEN

CHILDREN

456

dead/missing 2016 (up to March 13)

46%

34%

20%

SOURCES: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, EUROPOL, EUROSTAT, FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW, FRONTEX, IOM, MSF, MIGRATION POLICY INSTITUTE, THE GUARDIAN, UNHCR & UNICEF | UNIVISION