Spatial review of Illegal Immigration to Malta. The scope for this page is to review the phenomenon as it builds over time and to help one understand the realities of this occurence.

 
 

Annual Migration of Illegal Immigrants to Malta. The map depicts information on the date and time of arrival, person-related (number, sex and cohort), deaths occurring during arrival, mode of sighting, pick-up and arrival and other case-relevant comments.

 
 



Photo credit: Owen Formosa - AFM Maritime Squadron Crew P-61

 

Malta: 2013 Landings

 

Monthly 2013 Statistics - dated as at 28th August 2013 (latest landing)

Month
Incidences
Total Persons
Males
Females
Children
Babies
Deaths
March 2 102 91 10 0 1 0
April 1 84 34 18 32 0 0
May 1 83 82 1 0 0 0
June 1 18 7 3 8 0 0
July 6 766 516 136 112 2 0
August 3 282 238 37 7 0 0
Grand Total 14 1335 968 205 159 3 0

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Malta: 2012 Landings

 

Monthly 2012 Statistics - dated as at 10th November 2012 (latest landing)

Month
Incidences
Total Persons
Males
Females
Children
Babies
Deaths
January 2 68 58 9 0 1 0
April 2 52 52 0 0 0 0
May 8 604 456 133 6 2 7
June 4 391 214 156 18 3 0
July 2 51 35 1 1 0 0
August 5 414 335 80 0 1 6
September 1 79 59 20 0 0 0
November 2 323 259 57 7 0 0
Grand Total 26 2023 1480 490 32 8 13

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Malta: 2011 Landings

 

Monthly 2011 Statistics - dated as at 6th December 2011 (latest landing)

Month
Incidences
Total Persons
Males
Females
Children
Babies
Deaths
March 3 819 560 180 79 0 0
April 2 288 242 36 7 3 1
May 1 347 290 48 8 1 0
June 1 77 66 8 2 0 1
December 1 46 24 10 10 0 2
Grand Total 8 1577 1182 282 106 4 4

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Malta: 2010 Landings



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Monthly 2010 Statistics - dated as at 18th July 2010 (latest landing)

Month
Incidences
Total Persons
Males
Females
Children
Babies
Deaths
July 1 28 22 5 0 1 0
Grand Total 1 28 22 5 0 1 0

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Malta: 2009 Landings



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Monthly 2009 Statistics - dated as at 13th October 2009 (latest landing)

Month
Incidences
Total Persons
Males
Females
Children
Babies
Deaths
January 1 162 123 29 10 0 0
February 2 367 342 23 2 0 0
May 2 99 96 3 0 0 0
July 2 72 64 8 0 0 1
August 4 201 148 50 1 2 1
September 2 88 57 29 0 2 0
October 2 184 135 44 5 0 0
Grand Total 15 1173 965 186 18 4 2

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30 August 2009

Picture credit:
Mark Tabone
AFM Maritime Squadron Crew P-51


02 September 2009

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AFM Maritime Squadron Crew P-61

 

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Malta: 2008 Landings



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Monthly 2008 Statistics - dated as at 29th December 2008 (latest landing)

Month
Incidences
Total Persons
Males
Females
Children
Babies
Deaths
March 1 24 17 4 3 0 0
April 5 108 96 12 0 0 0
May 8 188 152 29 6 1 5
June 17 490 438 46 3 3 9
July 22 809 721 84 4 0 7
August 17 504 420 76 7 1 70
September 7 328 272 48 5 3 6
October 2 46 30 14 2 0 0
November 1 68 49 16 2 1 0
December 1 139 103 36 0 0 0
Grand Total 81 2704 2298 365 32 9 97

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For one to get an idea of the distances incurred in his phenomenon in Nautical Miles
(1 nautical mile = 1.852 kilometers))

Central Mediterranean Buffer Zones - 1 to 500 Nautical Miles

Immediate-Malta Buffer Zones - 1 to 100 Nautical Miles

FrontexWatch-Malta is intended to present to the general public an overview of the facts surrounding immigration in the central Mediterranean, initially starting with the Malta-based incidences. Using spatial technology, one can get an overview of the breadth of the phenomenon, which has only started being research very recently in terms of impact on the social, physical and natural environments, the realities facing the northern and southern Mediterranean rims.

Studies such as ESPON's 'Europe in the World' (refer to image below), the European Environment Agency's 'State of the Environment Report', amongst others, have shown that changes are unavoidable and that the Mediterranean has become one of the worst areas for deaths related to transit operations that have a sea-based modus operandi. The studies stress the need for policy makers to prepare for the eventual uptake of the realities that will be faced by all the Mediterranean countries over the next decades when the climatological situation worsens for the source countries, resulting in major movements of the population living in proximity to the coast as inundation, drought and the resultant social upheaval take their toll. The transposition from the current situation of economic migration to one that is based on an issue of eco-refugees must be considered way before it happens.

Only scientific analysis based on factual data can help understand this phenomenon and the FrontexWatch page is intended to serve as the initial step towards this overall goal, building up an extensive information base.

The inclusion of such a service under the CrimeMalta is endemic to the generic situation faced by illegal immigration within its whole context: the issues of trafficking, illegal entry, the resultant deaths and the trans-border multi-lateral agreements/disagreements that could bring about the perpetuation of such phenomena. Taking one issue in isolation defeats the whole concept. The phenomenon becomes a crime once there is an unregulated and unsafe modus operandi. The cause becomes superfluous in terms of the means used to reach the end which is what the public eventually views. Scientific analysis is concerned with the whole process and criminological analysis focuses on the crime-related aspects of the phenomenon throughout its life-cycle.

 

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Deaths of Immigrants at the European Boarders; 1993-2006 (ESPON)


Source: ESPON, (2008),
ESPON Europe in the World Report

 

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A BBC Review

An extensive journamistic overview of the phenomenon on a wider scale can be found at the BBC site:

View the BBC site maps on the migration flows reviewing flows and migration information.


Image copyrighted by the BBC: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6228236.stm

 
     

 

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