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06 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 351,080 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 4 December, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 883,393 by this time in 2015. Some 173,571 people have arrived by sea in Italy and 171,875 in Greece during 2016.

The total number of migrant and refugee fatalities in the Mediterranean since the beginning of 2016 is now 4,715. This is 1,148 more deaths than at this point last year, when 3,567 men, women and children were reported drowned through November 30.

02 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 350,573 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 30 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 883,393 by this time in 2015.

Some 171,751 people have arrived in Greece and 173,188 in Italy during 2016. Arrivals in Italy increased by 20.1 percent from 144,205 at this point last year. The figures, provided by the Italian Ministry of Interior, show that migrants continued to cross the Mediterranean, despite dangerous sea conditions and colder winter weather.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

This year’s Oslo Forum, which took place between the 14-15 June, was attended by around 100 prominent mediators, peace process actors and high-level decision-makers. The report from this meeting, which is released today, summarises the discussions during the event.

30 Nov 2016 description
  • 348,664 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,690 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 29 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 348,664 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 29 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy.

Some 171,731 people have arrived in Greece and 171,299 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

27 Nov 2016 description

345,676 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,663 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 25 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 345,676 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 23 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy.

Some 171,463 people have arrived in Greece and 168,579 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

22 Nov 2016 description

345,440 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,655 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 22 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 345,440 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 171,264 people have arrived in Greece and 168,542 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

18 Nov 2016 description
  • 343,589 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 4,621 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 18 November
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
18 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland – IOM reports that an estimated 350 migrants are missing, presumed dead after at least six incidents in the Mediterranean in the past three days. This brings the already record number of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean in 2016 to an estimated 4,621. This means that 1,000 more deaths have been recorded this year than during the same period last year. In all of 2015, some 3,777 migrants died trying to cross the Mediterranean.

15 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 341,055 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 13 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy.

Some 170,553 people have arrived in Greece and 164,868 in Italy so far in 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point last year, when 728,926 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

15 Nov 2016 description
report Council of Europe

In some countries, they call them “invisible persons”, in others – “ghosts”. Throughout Europe there are many migrants, primarily rejected asylum seekers, who live in a state of protracted legal and social limbo without any long-term prospects. The authorities refuse to regularize them or to grant them any kind of legal status, but often, they cannot go back to their countries of origin for various reasons, most often, fear of persecution.

15 Nov 2016 description
report Council of Europe

Dans certains pays, on les appelle les « personnes invisibles », dans d’autres, les « fantômes ». Partout en Europe, nombre de migrants, surtout des demandeurs d'asile déboutés, vivent dans une situation de vide juridique et social qui perdure, sans perspectives à long terme. Les autorités refusent de les régulariser ou de leur accorder un quelconque statut juridique, mais souvent ces migrants ne peuvent pas retourner dans leur pays d’origine et ce pour diverses raisons, le plus souvent par peur d’y être persécutées.

11 Nov 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 08 Nov 2016
1,549 persons relocated
4,954 places pledged
39,600 target
As of 08 Nov 2016

11 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 340,778 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 9 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy.

Some 170,322 people have arrived in Greece and 164,822 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point last year, when 728,926 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

An estimated record 4,271 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016 – 773 more than the 3,498 at this point in 2015.

11 Nov 2016 description

340,778 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,271 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 11 November

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

09 Nov 2016 description
  • 339,783 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,233 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 8 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

04 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - An estimated 725 more migrants have died in the Mediterranean so far in 2016 compared to the same period (January to 4 November) in 2015. This is after 240 migrants went missing and are presumed dead after two shipwrecks on Wednesday (02/11) in the Mediterranean between Libya and Italy.

These latest tragedies bring the grim tally of migrant deaths in 2016 to 4,220, making this already the deadliest year ever recorded. In 2015 some 3,770 migrants and refugees died trying to cross the Mediterranean.