UNHCR is specifically concerned about the living conditions of children, in particular unaccompanied and separated children, and would welcome additional emergency reception places.
Peter Sutherland, the United Nations' top migration official, called today for decisive multilateral action to tackle “the global issues lurking behind today’s vast movement of people."
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday declared a "state of disaster" in many rural areas hit by a severe drought, with more than a quarter of the population facing food shortages.
Since the beginning of 2016, IOM estimates that 68,778 migrants and refugees have reached the Greek islands. Of these roughly 44 % were men, 22 % women and 34 % children.