A new report released by the UN reveals that the vast majority of migrants arriving via the Mediterranean sea into Europe, are in fact adult men. The data shows that so far out of the 46,811 migrants identified as having arrived into Europe in 2017, 16 per cent are children, 11 percent are women and 73 percent are adult men.
This development comes after is was revealed that European NGOs operating in the Mediterranean, who claim to be on a mission to save lives, have been in direct collusion with human smugglers.
In response to the migrant crisis in general, and to deal with what he termed an "aged" Europe, the Greek immigration minister has also recommended airlifting migrants directly into Europe.
This migrant demographic trend is broadly in line with the overall influx of migrants into Europe, who are also comprised of a population that is over 70% male.
Additionally, the report showed that asylum claims nearly tripled in Greece after the implementation of of the EU-Turkey Statement, compared to the prior year, according to data from the Greek Asylum Service. The report also noted that 20,747 migrants benefited from direct cash assistance from the UNCHR.