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23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | mardi 23/08/2016 - 10:00 GMT

Un Soudanais d'une trentaine d'années est mort de ses blessures, après une rixe survenue mardi matin entre migrants soudanais et afghans à proximité de Calais (nord de la France), où sont concentrés plusieurs milliers de réfugiés, a-t-on appris auprès de la préfecture.

Un second migrant soudanais a été blessé à la tête, mais ses jours ne sont pas en danger.

Il s'agit du 11e migrant mort à Calais et ses environs depuis le 1er janvier 2016, selon un décompte officiel.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 8/23/2016 - 09:38 GMT | 233 words

One Sudanese migrant was killed and another injured in clashes with Afghan migrants outside the French port of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

The two migrants were among a group of people from the "Jungle" camp who tried to access a motorway to smuggle onto trucks crossing the Channel to Britain on Monday night, local police said.

In scenes that play out nightly, police pushed back the would-be stowaways.

19 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 08 and 14 August, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – a very slight increase from the 682 who arrived the previous week. So far in August, 1,380 people have arrived by sea in Greece and the average number of daily arrivals has been 99 compared with 60 in July. Most arrivals in August so far have been to Chios, Lesvos and Kalymnos.
As of 14 August, 161,599 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece with 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq.

11 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 01 and 07 August, 682 refugees and migrants arrived on the Greek islands – an increase from the 562 who arrived the previous week. As of 07 August, 160,914 refugees and migrants have crossed the sea from Turkey to Greece, including 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq. So far in August, most arrivals have been to Chios and Samos.

26 Jul 2016 description

SUMMARY

The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.

26 Jul 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Tuesday 7/26/2016 - 08:02 GMT

An Ethiopian was killed and six other migrants injured when clashes erupted on the outskirts of the migrant camp in France's northern port city of Calais, authorities said Tuesday.

A local government spokesman said migrants from Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia clashed with those from Afghanistan on Monday night, stabbing each other and hitting each other with sticks.

A 37-year-old Ethiopian died after being knifed in the chest, he said.

Police intervened several times in the clashes.

22 Jul 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 09:29 GMT

Police in Paris on Friday dismantled a tent camp under a railway housing over 2,600 people mainly from Afghanistan and east Africa, part of an ongoing drive to remove camps sprouting up around the French capital.

The operation in northern Paris was the 26th of its kind over the past year in the city, which is struggling to accommodate asylum-seekers.

18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam

Six richest countries host less than 9% of refugees – Oxfam

The six wealthiest countries – which make up more than half the global economy - host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries are shouldering most of the responsibility, Oxfam said today.

While Germany has recently welcomed far more refugees than the other richest nations, there remains a major gap with poorer countries hosting the vast majority of refugees.

12 Jul 2016 description

London/Grande-Synthe, 12 July 2016

On Thursday 7 July, six Afghan men were refused entry to the migrant camp in Grande-Synthe. The town council that manages the site in partnership with the French government and the camp manager, the AFEJI, now states that men travelling alone will not be allowed access to the camp. A decision which comes amid growing pressure put on refugees and migrants by authorities in northern France.

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

21 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures Mediterranean

211,385 arrivals by sea in 2016*
2,856 dead/missing in 2016*

*data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 15 june 2016

18 Jun 2016 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Saturday 6/18/2016 - 11:02 GMT

A large British convoy of around 250 vehicles carrying aid intended for migrants camped in and around Calais departed from London on Saturday despite a ban from French authorities, organisers said.

After gathering near Parliament, the convoy set off for Dover at around 0900 GMT and organisers said they were hoping to reach northern France by ferry at around 1400 GMT.

17 Jun 2016 description

Background

Since 1 January 2016, 200,000 people have arrived on European shores by sea. The great part of them arrived through the Aegean Sea before the closure of the so called Balkan road and around 50,000 arrived in Italy through the dangerous Central Mediterranean route. At least 50,000 are stuck in Greece after the closure of the Balkan route, with the extremely dangerous Central Mediterranean becoming one of the few remaining opportunities to reach Europe for thousands of people.

17 Jun 2016 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Friday 6/17/2016 - 15:38 GMT

A large convoy carrying aid for migrants camped in and around Calais is planning to head to France on Saturday despite a French ban on the initiative, organisers said Friday.

Local authorities in the northern French port city of Calais on Wednesday obtained a judicial ban on the British-organised convoy, which is planning to deliver aid to the so-called Jungle migrant camp.

17 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

“Neither safe nor sound”: Sexual exploitation, trafficking and abuse engulfing the lives of children in the camps of Calais and Dunkirk

LONDON/PARIS, 16 June 2016 – Children experience sexual exploitation, violence and forced labour on a daily basis in the camps of Northern France, according to the findings of Neither Safe Nor Sound.pdf), a new UNICEF France and UNICEF UK study.

16 Jun 2016 description
report European Commission

Eurostat news release 120/2016

More than 1 out of 3 continued to come from Syria

During the first quarter of 2016 (from January to March 2016), 287 100 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), down by 33% compared with the fourth quarter of 2015 (when 426 000 first time applicants were registered) .

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

14 Jun 2016 description

Germany - IOM reports in the latest edition of its publication Fatal Journeys Volume 2: Identification and Tracing of Dead and Missing Migrants that over 60,000 migrants are estimated to have died or gone missing on sea and land routes worldwide since 1996.

According to the report released today (14 June), an estimated 5,400 migrants died or were recorded as missing in 2015. In 2016, already more than 3,400 migrants have lost their lives worldwide, this year over 80 percent of those attempting to reach Europe by sea.