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02 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The estimated refugee/migrant population in Serbia for the first time since February/March again rose above 2,000 to 2,200, half of which are sheltered in governmental facilities (below table refers). Unless reception, processing of asylum-claims and relocation in/by EU/Greece improves expediently, a continued increase of the needs and numbers of refugees in Serbia is to be anticipated.

01 Jul 2016 description

Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.

28 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Some 26% of an estimated 300 irregular arrivals per day were encountered/assisted by UNHCR and partners near entry points, including 45% arriving from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and 55% from Bulgaria.

  • The number of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants resting in Belgrade every day rose above 1,000 with about half encountered/assisted in the city centre and up to 530 sheltered by the Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) in Asylum Centre (AC) of Krnjaca.

27 Jun 2016 description

214.861 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.861 muertos/deasaparecidos
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 24/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

24 Jun 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • A number of events were organized in all sites to mark the World Refugee Day, on 20 June, UNHCR also opened a photo exhibition “UNHCR in Serbia: 40 Years of Assistance and Cooperation” in Belgrade marking the 40 years anniversary of UNHCR presence in the country.

23 Jun 2016 description

214.691 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.861 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 21/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

20 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • IOM will be providing a number of services for six newly established accommodation facilities in northern and southern Greece. These services will include: camp set-up; protection through the provision of communication facilities as well as direct assistance to vulnerable cases such as victims of trafficking and unaccompanied minors; and, provision of medical assistance in coordination with Medecins du Monde Greece.

18 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • After the parliament in Budapest adopted a new law that allows the police to return asylum seekers that entered Hungary irregularly and were apprehended within 8 km zone from the Serbian border, the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, Mr. Aleksandar Vulin was quoted in the media that “Serbia will not allow forcible return of migrants from Hungary or any other country to its territory” and announced that Belgrade will seek an explanation from Budapest.

17 Jun 2016 description
report Transitions Online

Bulgarian media are reporting suspension of readmission agreement, but Turkish Embassy denies major change.

Turkey has unilaterally suspended its refugee readmission agreement with Bulgaria, government sources told Bulgarian newspapers 24 Chasa  and Dnevnik.

16 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Since January 2015, more than 1,200,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. From late 2015 and onwards there has been a steady increase in the proportion of children among refugees and migrants not only on the Eastern Mediterranean, but also on the more dangerous and perilous Central Mediterranean migration route. Currently this proportion stands at 35 per cent of all arrivals in 2016. In addition, it is estimated that almost 500 children lost their lives in the Eastern and Central Mediterranean since the beginning of 2016.

15 Jun 2016 description

210.643 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.859 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 14/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

14 Jun 2016 description
report Save the Children

Throughout May an average of 50 children travelling without a parent or guardian arrived weekly at Save the Children-supported sites in Belgrade, Serbia, with some having walked for days with little or no access to food or clean water.

Save the Children teams in Belgrade report a five-fold increase in the number of children separated from their families arriving at their facilities last month. The number of new cases identified jumped from 15 during the first week of May to 78 by the final week.

14 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

“If you try to run, they shoot you; if you stop working they beat you. It was just like the slave trade.”

UNICEF reports on the dangers facing unaccompanied adolescent refugees and migrants fleeing to Europe

GENEVA, 14 June 2016 – More than 9 out of 10 refugee and migrant children arriving in Europe this year through Italy are unaccompanied, prompting UNICEF to warn of the growing threats of abuse, exploitation and death facing them.

14 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Approximately 600 asylum seekers, predominantly women and children, were waiting their admission into Hungarian “transit zones” in the open at the border crossing in Horgos I and Kelebjia. The Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) accommodated also up to 194 in the Refugee Aid Point (RAP) in Subotica.

13 Jun 2016 description

In a wide-ranging opening speech to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein sheds a light on "preventable calamities" and worrying trends in human rights around the world, including detailed concerns about the situation in more than 50 countries

Distinguished President of the Council,
Director-General,
Excellencies
Colleagues and friends

13 Jun 2016 description

207.260 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.856 muertos/desaparecidos

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

13 Jun 2016 description

207,260 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,856 dead/missing

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

11 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of asylum seekers, predominantly women and children, waiting near the “transit zones” at the border with Hungary went from over 500 on 6 June to over 590 on 9 June. Hungarian authorities continued admitting around 30 asylum seekers per day.

  • Of an estimated 300 irregular arrivals to Serbia per day, UNHCR and partners encountered and assisted 203.

  • With the onset of Ramadan, UNHCR, partners and agencies working in Serbia have adapted their activities accordingly.

10 Jun 2016 description
report European Union

Large-scale migration flow and border management/security

The numbers of non-regional migrants transiting the Balkans reached unprecedented and extraordinary levels during 2015 with over 2 million illegal border crossings reported by all the countries in the region. For comparison, this was roughly 30 times more than in 2014.

For several years, the main routes have remained the same: Turkey-Greece-former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia-Serbia-Hungary/Croatia and Turkey-Bulgaria-Serbia-Hungary/Croatia.