North Africa: Refugees

Home Office written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate he has made of the number of people who made an illegal sea crossing from north Africa to Europe between April and October 2018.

Photo of Caroline Nokes Caroline Nokes The Minister for Immigration

There is not one definitive estimate, but we monitor a wide range of sources (such as UNHCR, Frontex, IOM, Eurostat, as well as other international agencies) to ensure we have a good understanding of irregular migration to Europe and the UK, including who is travelling irregularly to Europe, and the routes they are taking.

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