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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.

04 Mar 2016 description
report European Union

Syriens, Afghans et Irakiens: principaux demandeurs

En 2015, 1 255 600 primo-demandeurs d’asile ont introduit une demande de protection internationale dans les États membres de l’Union européenne (UE), soit plus du double que l'année précédente.

04 Mar 2016 description
report European Union

Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis: top citizenships

In 2015, 1 255 600 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), a number more than double that of the previous year.

01 Mar 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures: People continue to arrive to the Greek islands (2,470 daily arrivals on average last week) whilst the number of people crossing into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia remains limited (247 daily arrivals on average last week).
On average over the past week, only 10% of those arriving to the Greek shores were allowed entry into the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

01 Mar 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | mardi 01/03/2016 - 20:10 GMT

par Hervé BAR

Les autorités françaises ont poursuivi mardi le démantèlement d'une partie de la "jungle" de Calais (nord), les pelleteuses progressant sous protection policière face à des migrants désemparés, tandis qu'Athènes demandait 500 millions d'euros à l'Union européenne pour l'aider à accueillir jusqu'à 100.000 réfugiés. 

29 Feb 2016 description

Idomeni, Grèce | AFP | lundi 29/02/2016 - 12:23 GMT

par Vassilis KYRIAKOULIS

La crise des réfugiés en Europe est "mondiale", a estimé le secrétaire d'Etat américain tandis que la tension monte à la frontière entre la Grèce et la Macédoine où des centaines de migrants ont tenté de forcer la barrière de barbelés.

29 Feb 2016 description

Idomeni, Greece | AFP | Monday 2/29/2016 - 08:52 GMT

by Vassilis Kyriakoulis

Hundreds of refugees on Monday tried to break through a border fence into Macedonia from Greece, where more than 7,000 people are stranded, as anger mounts over barriers to entry imposed on migrants flooding into Europe.

In a sign of deepening divisions within Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel lashed out at Austria and Balkan states for introducing tight limits on migrant entries, leaving Greece with a growing bottleneck as refugee boats continue to arrive from Turkey.

26 Feb 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Caroline Brothers reports from Calais.

More than 300 lone children are stranded in Calais as the "Jungle" is demolished around them. Yet a French court ruling may offer some of them a lifeline after all.

It is hard at first to distinguish them, but they are there: huddling for hours in the wind in a soup-kitchen line; crowding around a bank of mobile-phone chargers; sleeping in a wind-battered tent after dodging traffic on all night on the roads around the Channel Tunnel.

25 Feb 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | jeudi 25/02/2016 - 15:38 GMT

L'ordre d'évacuer une partie de la "Jungle" de Calais (nord) prononcée par les autorités françaises, et contesté par des migrants et des associations, a été validé jeudi par la justice, sans être toutefois assorti d'un délai d'exécution.