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05 Feb 2016 description
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  1. Highlights
  • Flow Monitoring: As of 02 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 3,765 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 26 January-02 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

29 Jan 2016 description

15,517,531 Total number of displaced people in African countries

3,975,947 Total number of refugees

11,541,584 Total number of Internally Displaced People

134,492 Total sea arrivals in 2015 from African countries to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Malta)

27 Jan 2016 description

Genetic diversity of livestock can help feed a hotter, harsher world

Despite growing interest in safeguarding biodiversity of livestock and poultry,genetic erosion continues

15 Jan 2016 description

REPORTING PERIOD 14 - 20 Jan 2016

1. Highlights

  • Flow Monitoring: As of 18 January 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 2,700 migrants and asylum seekers. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi,
    Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 93%.

15 Jan 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ 15,775 refugees and migrants crossed the border into fYR Macedonia during 1- 7 January 2016, with a daily average of 2,254. Since UNHCR began monitoring departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 some 703,055 refugees and migrants have departed.

25 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ 20,774 refugees and migrants crossed the border into fYR Macedonia during the reporting period 11-17 December, with a daily average of 2,968. Since UNHCR began monitoring departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 some 648,178 refugees and migrants have departed.

■ Intention to apply for asylum: 348,017 applications have been filed from 19 June through 17 December 2015 (source: Ministry of Interior).

12 Dec 2015 description

12/12/2015 - 19:45 GMT

by John HADOULIS

Guylo is a musician, looking for a place of peace to play his guitar. Fares wants to study. Mohammad is waiting for news of his wife and child after becoming separated from them en route.

All are migrants trapped in Greece after being barred from continuing their odyssey through Europe -- and are desperate to get out.

"We are looking for (smuggler) networks, do you know someone?" asks Guylo, 37, who fled fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

20 Nov 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

The beggar-thy-neighbor border policies that have characterized much of the European response to the refugee crisis seem to be getting even worse.

Four Western Balkan governments have now blocked asylum seekers and migrants of certain nationalities from entering their territory, effectively barring them from accessing asylum procedures. As a result, people are once again trapped at European borders.

19 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried

OXFORD, 19 November 2015 (IRIN) - At least three countries on the Balkan route, the main thoroughfare for migrants and refugees seeking to reach northern Europe from Greece, abruptly imposed new border controls overnight, allowing only certain nationalities to progress.

02 Oct 2015 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11697

Continuing to address the broad range of challenges facing the global community, Heads of State and Government along with other high-level representatives hailed recent diplomatic successes, while decrying the plight of refugees and the crises leading to their flight, during day four of the General Assembly’s annual debate.

02 Oct 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Right now, there are nearly 60 million refugees or displaced people worldwide. If all of the world’s refugees were the population of a country, it would be the 24th largest in the world, just after Italy.

Half of the world’s refugees are children, growing up far from home without consistent education, safety or emotional support.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

29 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ More than 35,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 16-22 September with a daily average of more than 5,000. Assistance with food,
NFIs, counselling, medical and psychosocial services, child friendly spaces and monitoring have been stepped up and registration is ongoing 24/7.

17 Sep 2015 description

Publié le mercredi 16 septembre 2015

Le nombre de réfugiés qui affluent vers l’Europe augmente sans cesse chaque semaine. 156 000 migrants sont entrés sur le sol européen pour le seul mois d’août. Certains arrivent par l’Italie, d’autres par la Grèce et remontent l’Europe pour rejoindre l’Allemagne, l’Angleterre ou la France dans l’espoir d’y trouver une vie meilleure. Mais qui sont-ils ? D’où viennent-ils ? Que fuient-ils ? Eclairage des différents responsables géographiques de SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL.

08 Sep 2015 description
report Cordaid

The news about refugees at the borders of Europe dominates the news. Cordaid's efforts to provide aid to refugees and displaced people span from Greece and Serbia to Northern Iraq, South Sudan and other conflict-affected regions. There are more refugees and internally displaced people than ever before. Nearly 60 million people have had to risk their lives and flee their homes from natural and man-made disasters. As part of the global Caritas network, Cordaid provides aid to the world’s most vulnerable people.

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21 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas

By Caritas Internationalis

By Irma Sofia Espinosa Peraldi, Caritas Athens

The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the economic crisis here, but still they decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe. The arrival of migrants in the Greek islands is 500 percent more than last year.

09 Sep 2014 description

Mr. President, Distinguished Members of the Human Rights Council, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

10 Sep 2012 description

Geneva, 10 September 2012

I would like to begin by expressing sympathy with the victims and families of those who have lost their lives or been injured as a result of the earthquakes in China and the bombings across Iraq.