HERA and NAUTILUS 2008 (Data/Stats)

2008 Frontex Statistics for HERA (Canary Islands) and NAUTILUS (Central Mediterranean) – 17 February 2009

Excerpts from Frontex report:

‘The main objective of the Joint Operation HERA 2008 is to tackle illegal migration flows coming from West Africa countries heading to Canary Islands. The main objective of the Joint Operation NAUTILUS 2008 is to reinforce border control activities in Central Mediterranean and control illegal migration flows coming from North Africa countries heading to Malta and in Italy.’

HERA 2008

Total number arrivals                             9615

Migrants diverted back/deterred             5969

Facilitators arrested                               360

Interviews carried out by experts

deployed by Frontex                              1785

NAUTILUS 2008 (operation ended Oct.)

Total number arrivals  MT                   2321

Total number arrivals IT                  16098

Migrants diverted back/deterred           0

Facilitators arrested                                  15

Interviews carried out by experts

deployed by Frontex                              793

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