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24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

20 May 2016 description

Geneva, 20 May 2016 – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's permanent committees have concluded two days of work where matters related to treaty compliance and universal adoption of its norms, landmine clearance and survivors’ assistance were discussed and remaining challenges were identified.

20 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.

13 May 2016 description

Question

What evidence is there that local political dynamics are explanatory factors for the success or failure of aid programmes? Provide examples, drawing on aggregated analyses of aid projects, where available.

Summary

12 May 2016 description

187.631 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.357 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 10/5/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

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

10 May 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 294 irregular arrivals during the last four days: 189 from fYR Macedonia and 105 from Bulgaria.

  • Over 270 asylum seekers were waiting on a daily basis for admission at the border crossings with Hungary. 261 departed in the last four days by accessing Hungarian asylum procedures.

09 May 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 75 irregular arrivals during the last two days: 34 from fYR Macedonia and 41 from Bulgaria.

  • On a daily basis approximately 260 asylum seekers were waiting for admission into “transit zones”. 134 departed in the last two days by accessing Hungarian asylum procedures.

  • Eight persons expressed intent to seek asylum, bringing the total in May to 29 and for the whole of 2016 to 2,568 (statistics courtesy of the Ministry of Interior).

09 May 2016 description

184.887 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.357 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 3/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

09 May 2016 description

184,887 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,357 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 6 May
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

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.