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27 May 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | vendredi 27/05/2016 - 08:27 GMT | 406 mots

Une quarantaine de personnes ont été blessées au total jeudi dans la rixe ayant opposé pendant plusieurs heures quelque 200 réfugiés afghans et soudanais pour une raison encore indéterminée dans la "Jungle" de Calais (nord de la France), a-t-on appris auprès de la préfecture locale.

Ces heurts, qui ont commencé vers 16H00 (14H00 GMT) sous le préau d'un centre d'accueil de jour et se sont poursuivis au sein même de la "Jungle", font l'objet d'une enquête par le parquet.

26 May 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Thursday 5/26/2016 - 17:35 GMT

Some 20 people living in the "Jungle" refugee camp in the northern French port of Calais were injured in a brawl between around 200 Afghans and Sudanese on Thursday, local officials said.

Police said one person had been shot, and officials confirmed that several people received knife and baton injuries.

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns

06 May 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 December 2015, an estimated 1,008,616 fled to Europe by sea. 84% of them came from refugee-producing countries, with 49% from Syria, 21% from Afghanistan and 9% from Iraq. 17% were women and 25% were children under the age of 18.

04 May 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 04/05/2016 - 07:37 GMT |

Les forces de police ont investi mercredi matin un lycée en travaux dans le nord-est de Paris pour évacuer les migrants qui l'occupent depuis près de deux semaines, une opération marquée par des heurts.

Le lycée avait été investi dans la nuit du 21 au 22 avril par 150 migrants, notamment afghans, yéménites, soudanais, érythréens et somaliens, venant d'un campement sauvage où vivaient plus de 1.600 personnes sous une ligne de métro aérien.

02 May 2016 description

Paris, FRANCE | AFP | Monday 5/2/2016 - 08:41 GMT |

Police evacuated more than one thousand people from a makeshift migrant camp near a Paris metro station on Monday, the third time the camp has been cleared in as many months.

Shortly after 6:00 am, people who had been staying in the tightly packed tents under an elevated section of the Stalingrad station in the north of Paris began boarding buses to take them to reception centres.

The evacuation passed off largely without incident, authorities said.

02 May 2016 description

Paris, FRANCE | AFP | lundi 02/05/2016 - 07:59 GMT

Un campement d'un millier de migrants, qui s'était reconstitué ces dernières semaines sous le métro aérien à Paris, a été évacué lundi, troisième opération au même endroit depuis mars.

"1.619 personnes ont été mises à l'abri" et acheminées "vers des centres d'hébergement" de la région parisienne essentiellement, a annoncé la préfecture.

21 Apr 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | jeudi 21/04/2016 - 08:39 GMT |

Les migrants mineurs arrivés seuls dans la région de Calais (nord) dans l'espoir de passer en Angleterre sont dans une "situation de très grande vulnérabilité" et doivent être mieux protégés, alerte le Défenseur des droits en France.

08 Apr 2016 description

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Friday 4/8/2016 - 17:00 GMT

A young Afghan boy saved his life and that of 14 adults by texting for help from inside a refrigerated truck in which they were being smuggled to Britain, a charity worker who helped him said Friday.

Ahmed, who is aged six or seven, used a mobile phone given to him by a British aid worker in a French migrant camp to warn her that they were running out of oxygen.

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.

30 Mar 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | mercredi 30/03/2016 - 09:40 GMT |

Un nouveau campement dans le nord de Paris comptant près d'un millier de migrants, dont certains venus de la "Jungle" de Calais (nord), a été évacué mercredi, la 19e opération de ce type menée en mois d'un an dans la capitale.

30 Mar 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Wednesday 3/30/2016 - 09:55 GMT |

Paris authorities on Wednesday evacuated 985 migrants from a large camp that mushroomed this month in the east of the French capital.

The mayor's office said in a statement that the migrants -- mostly from Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan -- would be housed in emergency shelters for a month, allowing them to begin the asylum process.

"I don't know where we are going, but it will always be better than here," said Ahmed, an Afghan who said he was fleeing "the war and the Taliban".

29 Mar 2016 description

511 Interviews of Algerian and Moroccan migrants conducted to date by IOM in Croatia, fyROM, Slovenia, Greece, Serbia and Hungary.

About DTM’s Flow Monitoring Surveys

28 Mar 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | lundi 28/03/2016 - 13:09 GMT

par Ambre TOSUNOGLU

Ils sont environ 500, Erythréens, Ethiopiens, Soudanais ou Afghans. Des migrants, dont certains viennent de la "Jungle" de Calais (nord) en partie démantelée par les autorités, ont installé un nouveau campement dans l'Est de Paris, en espérant une prise en charge.

22 Mar 2016 description
  • Duration: March 2014 to February 2018
21 Mar 2016 description

Every year, thousands of people fleeing violence, insecurity, and persecution at home attempt a treacherous journey via North Africa and across the Mediterranean to reach Europe. And every year, countless lives are lost on these journeys.

In 2015, European policies led to a dramatic worsening of the refugee crisis

16 Mar 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Source: Reuters - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:48 GMT

By Matthias Blamont

PARIS, March 16 (Reuters) - France's top minors' rights watchdog urged the French government not to leave hundreds of children living unsupervised in a migrant slum outside Calais without proper shelter.

Read the story on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

16 Mar 2016 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.

07 Mar 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Latest developments on 7 March at 15:00 hours

The situation in Greece has deteriorated in the last days as new border restrictions are being imposed causing a major concentration of migrants in Idomeni and Athens. The number of women and children on the migrant routes are increasing and is a major factor to consider in terms of operational needs. It is reported that some 30,000 migrants are now being trapped in Greece.