Europe's Migrant Crisis in Charts

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

The crisis is being described as the worst since World War II.

Just last month, 107,500 migrants crossed into Europe, and the U.N. estimates that the number of refugees and migrants crossing the Mediterranean this year exceeds 300,000. Nearly 2,000 landed in Greece overnight.

We decided to look at where the migrants are coming from and which EU countries they are going to using data for the first quarter of this year from Eurostat, the EU’s statistical agency. Here’s what we found:

Of the top-five sources of migrants to the EU’s 28 states, two countries are in Europe.

The top-five destination countries in the EU for first-time asylum-seekers account for 80 percent of all applications.

And these are the top countries that made decisions—whether to grant asylum or not—on its first-time applicants.