15000 migrants have reached Malts by this route.
14,735 migrants traveled by boat to Malta, an average of 1,470 per
In 2008, migrant numbers peaked to 2,775 migrants.
mandates that an individual’s asylum application must be processed in the country where the individual first entered the EU.
Maltese authorities have capped detention at 12 months for asylum seekers and at 18 months for those who have not applied for asylum or whose asylum claims have been rejected in the first and second instances.
400 children arrived in Malta claiming to be unaccompanied.
the European Court of Human Rights found that Malta’s detention of an Algerian asylum seeker, Khaleed Louled Massoud, violated the right to liberty found in the European Convention on Human Rights.
there were 61 unaccompanied minors recognized by the Maltese authorities after an age determination process, of whom 29 were from Somalia.
United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
estimates that 1,500 people died attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe in 2011, which amounts to approximately 2.5 percent of the 58,000 migrants who made the crossing