Number of immigrants arrived in Italy in 2019-2020, by nationality

Between 2019 and 2020, the immigration numbers in Italy were largely influenced by citizens from Africa. Tunisia represented the most frequent origin country declared upon arrival, followed by Ivory Coast and Algeria. Between January 2019 and January 2020, 2.7 thousand Tunisians arrived on the Italian shores, while the number of people from Ivory Coast amounted to 1.3 thousand.

Nationality of asylum seekers

  In October 2019, 1,009 asylum applicants in Italy came were from Pakistan. Pakistani represented the most frequent nationality of asylum seekers according to the requests processed in that month. Nigerian was the second most common nationality, with 193 requests made in October 2019. In the same month, 129 examined asylum applications were made by Venezuelans. Asylum applications from Venezuelans increased in the last months: in October 2019, they increased up to 79 percent compared to the previous month.

Unaccompanied and separated children

In 2018, 3.8 thousand unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy to seek for asylum. Between 2014 and 2018, the number of asylum applications from unaccompanied children peaked in 2017 at 9.8 thousand. The largest percentage of unaccompanied and separated children who arrived in Italy by sea were from Sudan. Separated children are children separated from both their parents, for instance due to conflicts or other disasters. Unaccompanied children are infants separated from both parents or other relatives, which are by law responsible for taking care of them.

Number of immigrants arrived in Italy between 2019 and 2020, by nationality

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Source

Release date

February 2020

Region

Italy

Survey time period

2019 to January 31, 2020

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