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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

Highlights

  • As part of its information and awareness campaign, IOM organized a three-day cultural festival in Agadez, Niger. The festival opened at the IOM transit centre with a video screening exploring migration in Niger and the region. Other activities included a football match in the town square between a migrant team and young people from Agadez, and an evening of participatory theatre to encourage discussion around informed decisions about migration and safer alternatives.

03 May 2016 description

184,546 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,357 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 1 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

03 May 2016 description

181.546 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.357 muertos/desaparecidos
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 3/5/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

02 May 2016 description
report European Union

Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors

Slightly more than half are Afghans

In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period 2008-2013, it almost doubled in 2014 to reach slightly more than 23 000 persons, then nearly quadrupled in 2015.

02 May 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 127 irregular arrivals: 110 from fYR Macedonia and 17 from Bulgaria.

  • Over the reporting period between 230 and 280 asylum seekers were waiting their admission into Hungarian “transit zones”. 115 departed by accessing Hungarian asylum procedures.

  • The permission for HCIT to access asylum seekers at the Hungarian border in Kelebija and Horgos remains pending the approval from the authorities.

29 Apr 2016 description

183,017 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,244 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 29 April

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

27 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • While HCIT access to asylum seekers in Kelebija and Horgos border crossings with Hungary remain denied by the authorities, the organisation distributed food and non-food aid in Subotica and nearby.

  • 68 asylum seekers departed by accessing procedures in Hungarian “transit zones”.

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 34 irregular arrivals from fYR Macedonia.

26 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

As reported by local media, a group of 35 people currently located on the island of Lesvos are expected to be returned to Turkey on 26 April as part of the EU-Turkey agreement. Greek media reported that the majority have expressed their wish to be repatriated given the present situation, which only allows for application to asylum in Greece.

26 Apr 2016 description

181,476 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 26 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

26 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of the asylum seekers at the border with Hungary continued to remain high with up to 390 that waited to be admitted into Hungarian “transit zones” and many others located near Subotica. 196 asylum seekers departed by accessing procedures in Hungarian “transit zones”.

  • HCIT access to asylum seekers at the border crossing with Hungary in Horgos and Kelebija remained unresolved with the authorities.

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 102 irregular arrivals: 64 from fYR Macedonia and 38 from Bulgaria.

26 Apr 2016 description

181.476 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.232 muertos/desaparecidos
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 26/4/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

23 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total occupancy in the government facilities fell to 195, including 51 refugees/migrants remaining in the two transit sites in the West and 66 in the Presevo Reception Centre.

  • Some 330 asylum-seekers waited and 62 accessed Hungarian “transit zones”. Concerns about asylum-seekers lack of access to sanitary facilities was heightened with the announcement of new restrictions to humanitarian access.

22 Apr 2016 description

180,245 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 22 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • During the reporting period, IOM assisted the Turkish Coast Guard in Çeşme by providing food, water and non-food items (including blankets, clothing and shoes) to 151 migrants and refugees who were rescued at sea. The majority of those rescued at sea in Çeşme were from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.

21 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of refugees and migrants in Belgrade and the border with Hungary continued to increase to over 700, while less than 230 remained in governmental accommodation.

  • 400 were sighted Belgrade and over 360 assisted at the Serbia-Hungary border. 68 asylum seekers departed by accessing “transit zones”. UNHCR and partners distributed food and non-food aid. Lack of access to sanitary facilities in both location continued to be of concern.

21 Apr 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Low public spending, ineffective social protection policies and programmes are hampering progress for children in Central and Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

GENEVA, 20 April 2016 — Children who are falling furthest behind in society benefit the most when countries invest in more effective social protection, according to a new UNICEF Report launched today.