Canary Islands – Migrant arrivals at 10 year low

2,242 migrants arrived in the Canary Islands in 2009 compared with approximately 9,000 in 2008.  This was the lowest number of migrant arrivals since 1999 when 2,165 migrants arrived. There were 32 confirmed migrant deaths in 2009 compared to 45 in 2008.

The largest number of migrant arrivals took place in 2006 when 31,859 migrants arrived.  Coordinated Frontex operations were expanded beginning in May 2006.  Since 1994 there have been over 96,000 recorded arrivals.

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