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26 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of people arriving by sea to the Greek shores has sharply decreased since the beginning of April due to a variety of factors, including an understanding amongst refugee and migrant populations that the Balkan route is now closed, the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement, and increased border control operations at the Aegean Sea. There was an average of 119 daily arrivals in April compared with 870 daily arrivals in March which constitutes an 85% decrease.

25 May 2016 description

Arrivals and departures

In Greece, an estimated 126 people arrived over the weekend (21-22 May) in the northern Aegean (35 on Lesvos, 76 on Chios, and 15 on Samos).

19 May 2016 description
report European Commission

Today, the Commission adopted its latest progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken up to 13 May 2016. Overall, progress remains unsatisfactory since the Commission's second report, despite signs of increased preparation for future action: few relocations have taken place since mid-April, though the pipeline of future relocations has been strengthened.

19 May 2016 description

Planning and Preparation:

A huge shortfall in funds for sheltering refugees is severely undermining efforts to tackle the biggest global displacement crisis since World War II. At the launch today of a new global campaign, called “Nobody Left Outside,” UNHCR emphasised that efforts to provide adequate shelter for refugees under its care were facing a half-billion-dollar deficit. Nobody Left Outside calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for 2 million refugees.

12 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

In Turkey, between 10-11 May, media sources reported that 343 people were apprehended at Turkey’s sea borders for attempting to cross to the Greek Islands. They were reportedly of Syrian, Iraqi, Pakistani and Afghan nationality.

12 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

During the period of 2-8 May, media sources reported that some 272 people were apprehended, intercepted and/or rescued near Turkey’s shores. Their nationalities were mainly Afghan, Pakistani, Syrian, and Uzbek. According statistics from Turkish Land Forces, 255 people were apprehended at Turkey’s land borders (112 at the Turkey - Bulgaria border and 143 at the Turkey - Greek border).

Condition of People

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

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

10 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

10 May 2016 description

Sources & Disclaimer:

Reported figures are estimates by UNHCR on daily arrivals from each country from one or more borders. UNHCR estimates are based on the most reliable information available per country, including information from UNHCR border teams, authorities, and humanitarian partners.

09 May 2016 description

*One Afghan boy overcomes tragedy in a tale of resilience and Austrian hospitality. *

VIENNA — Shahzad Haidari doesn’t remember exactly how old he was – maybe 10, maybe 11 – when his father was killed by the Taliban. But in those months of grinding poverty that blurred together, his mother’s counsel rose in clarity: “Learn English. It is the only way we can come out of this,” she told him. “Seek knowledge from your birth until the grave.”

07 May 2016 description

Brenner, Italy | AFP | Saturday 5/7/2016 - 11:23 GMT

Several hundred young protesters clashed with Italian anti-riot police Saturday near the Austrian-Italian border during a demonstration against Vienna's proposed anti-migrant measures.

The protesters, who briefly occupied the small train station at the Brenner Pass, were confronted by police as they tried to cross the border from Italy into Austria.

Some threw stones and smoke bombs at police who responded with tear gas, an AFP photographer at the scene reported.

06 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

05 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since the beginning of 2016, almost 184,500 people have crossed the Mediterranean to seek safety and protection in Europe. Of them, 154,914 arrived on Greek shores. Since last March, there has been a significant reduction in the flow of refugee and migrant populations from northern Greece due to the enforcement of more rigid border controls along with adoption of the EU-Turkey agreement.

05 May 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Commission proposal for a Council Recommendation on internal border controls

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 4 May 2016