UNHCR Italy Factsheet, November 2023

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In November, 8,317 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea. Most originated from Bangladesh, the Syrian Arab Republic, Egypt and Pakistan. 18% were children. Additional arrivals reached Italy via land and air.

On World Children’s Day,
UNHCR Representative in Italy, the Holy See and San Marino recalled that the protection of children, especially those who arrive in Italy unaccompanied, must remain an absolute priority.

On 15-16 November, the Director of UNHCR’s Regional Office for Europe visited Turin, engaging with various authorities and partners, notably to discuss integration initiatives and durable solutions.


152,415 Sea arrivals to Italy disembarked at different ports across the country in January-November 2023. 132,332 (87% of the total) were informed about asylum procedures by UNHCR staff, following disembarkation. (Source: Ministry of Interior and UNHCR)

183,781 Temporary protection applications of people fleeing Ukraine as of end of November 2023. 71% of applicants are females. (Source: Civil Protection)

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