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15 Feb 2017 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 254/2016

Syrians, Afghans and Iraqis were the most numerous

During the third quarter of 2016 (from July to September), 358 300 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 17% compared with the second quarter of 2016 (when 305 700 first time applicants were registered). From January to September 2016, more than 950 000 first time asylum seekers were registered in the EU Member States.

14 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

Since the beginnings of the response operations to the European Refugee Crisis, relief items and support equipment have been sent to Austria, Serbia, Greece, and Turkey.

08 Feb 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Ministers from 15 countries have agreed to devise measures to ensure that a land route for refugees remains shut. Regional governments also oppose taking in refugees who have already reached the European Union.

07 Feb 2017 description
report European Union
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Council implementing decision setting out a recommendation allowing for the prolongation of temporary internal border controls

On 7 February 2017, the Council adopted an implementing decision setting out a recommendation to prolong temporary internal border controls in exceptional circumstances.

Starting from 11 February 2017, when the previous decision expires, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway should prolong proportionate temporary border controls for a maximum period of three months at the following internal borders:

07 Feb 2017 description

This 3-page map is a comprehensive overview of the humanitarian situation in Syria and Iraq as a result of conflict throughout 2016, and the years prior. Page 1 highlights humanitarian access and internally displaced persons (IDPs) throughout Iraq and Syria, with a timeline of key events in 2016; page 2 includes 4 inset maps of major flashpoints of conflict and displacement in 2016; and page 3 is a comprehensive summary of displacement inside Iraq/Syria and all of the surrounding refugee-hosting nations (including Europe).

03 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

Since the beginnings of the response operations to the European Refugee Crisis, relief items and support equipment have been sent to Austria, Serbia, Greece, and Turkey

03 Feb 2017 description

Situation

  • Numerous wildfires have been burning across the country over the last weeks. The National Office of Emergencies of Interior Ministry (ONEMI) reported, as of 2 February at 7.00 UTC, 148 forest fires, of which 75 active, 64 controlled and nine extinguished in the regions of Coquimbo, Valparaiso, Metropolitan, O’Higgins, Maule, Biobio, La Araucania and Los Rios. Copernicus Emergency Management Service was activated on 1 February by ERCC on behalf of CONAF.

01 Feb 2017 description
report European Commission
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Press release
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Proposal for a Council implementing decision setting out a Recommendation for prolonging temporary internal border control in ex

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 25 January 2017

The European Commission has today recommended the Council allows Member States to maintain the temporary controls currently in place at certain internal Schengen borders in Austria, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway for a further period of three months.

30 Jan 2017 description
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January 19, 2017, Vienna, Austria. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed a grant agreement with Care Austria for a project aiming at strengthening farmers’ livelihoods and food security in the Gaza Strip, directly benefiting around 7,500 people.

The US$800,000 agreement was signed by OFID Director-General Suleiman J Al-Herbish and Dr Andrea Barschdorf-Hager, Care Executive Director, who was accompanied by Dr Daniel Seller, Care Program Director.

25 Jan 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The number of arrivals by sea and land to Europe for 2015 exceeded one million on the 20th December, with the total number registered by the relevant national authorities standing at 1,046,599 according to IOM’s DTM system in coordination with relevant IOM missions and national authority partners. Of these,

20.2 percent were Afghans whilst 2.7 percent were Pakistani nationals. In data from January to the end of May 2016, the cumulative total of 220,796 arrivals included 19.5 percent Afghan and 3 percent Pakistani nationals.

25 Jan 2017 description

Sea Arrivals
- 361,709 in 2016
- 1,015,078 in 2015

Dead and Missing
- 5,022 in 2016
- 3,771 in 2015

21 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The past year was a turning point in the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe, marked by changing migration trends, more dangerous journeys and shift in the profiles of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, including women and children. Moreover, in 2016 the number of unaccompanied and separated children crossing the Central Mediterranean doubled compared to the previous year.

15 Jan 2017 description

by Reuters
Sunday, 15 January 2017 14:35 GMT

The Alpine country was the last stop before Germany for many fleeing war and poverty at the beginning of the refugee crisis

VIENNA, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The number of migrants applying for asylum in Austria more than halved in 2016 and did not breach a cap introduced early last year to limit new arrivals, the interior ministry said on Sunday.

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09 Jan 2017 description

The European Commission is currently working alongside EU Member States to facilitate emergency aid deliveries in Iraq, to help people affected by the crisis in Mosul.

05 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Some 350,000 refugees and migrants5 arrived in Europe in 2016 despite border closures and the European Union-Turkey agreement in March. Such trends are expected to continue in 2017.6 Close to half of all arrivals by sea to Greece and Italy continue to be women and children, predominately from the Syrian Arab Republic and Afghanistan. On the Balkan route, women and children make up close to 60 per cent of all arrivals. In Italy, there was a sharp rise in the proportion of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) among all children that arrived in 2016.

30 Dec 2016 description

Refugee was forced to spend weeks shuttling between terminals in Moscow, Khartoum, Dubai and Havana after a series of countries all refused to admit him.

By: Mohammed Abu Asaker in Dubai, United Arab Emirates | 30 December 2016

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has helped reunite a Palestinian refugee with his wife in Austria after he spent more than a month shuttling between countries that all refused to admit him.

25 Dec 2016 description

Total of 872 asylum seekers are held on Manus despite Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court ruling that their detention was illegal

By Harry Pearl

SYDNEY, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Asylum seekers held at a Papua New Guinea detention centre briefly took control of two compounds and expelled guards following the death of a refugee who fell ill at the centre, Papua New Guinea police said on Sunday.

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