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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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  • 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.

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

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

05 May 2016 description

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  • 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.

26 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and from North Africa

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

18 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.

13 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over the reporting period (31 March –6 April) countries of first arrival (Italy, Greece, and Bulgaria) saw an average decrease of 33% in numbers of arrivals compared with the previous week. In particular, Italy saw a 59% decrease compared to previous week.

  • The total number of migrants and refugees stranded in Greece and in the Western Balkans is 57,812. For a more detailed look, please see the accommodation pages of Greece, fYROM, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.

30 Mar 2016 description

Highlights

  • The total number of migrants and refugees stranded in Greece and in the Western Balkans is 56,578. For a more detailed look, please see the accommodation pages of Greece, fYROM, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

  • On 18 March , EU leaders met with their Turkish counterpart, Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmed Davutoğlu. They reached an agreement aimed at stopping the flow of irregular migration via Turkey to Europe. The main action points of the agreement are available, please see page 9.

29 Mar 2016 description

511 Interviews of Algerian and Moroccan migrants conducted to date by IOM in Croatia, fyROM, Slovenia, Greece, Serbia and Hungary.

About DTM’s Flow Monitoring Surveys

26 Mar 2016 description

1. Highlights

  • The total number of migrants and refugees stranded in Greece and in the Western Balkans is 53,941. For a more detailed look, please see the accommodation pages of Greece, fYROM, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

  • On March 18, EU leaders met with their Turkish counterpart, Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmed Davutoğlu. They reached an agreement aimed at stopping the flow of irregular migration via Turkey to Europe. The main action points of the agreement are available here.

22 Mar 2016 description

Based on Government data from January 2015 to February 2016

Total Arrivals in 2015 - Greece: 856,723 Italy: 153,842

Total Arrivals in 2016 (as of 29 Feb, 2016) - Greece: 124,481 Italy: 9,100

Top 8 nationalities of Mediterranean Sea arrivals: Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iraq, Iran, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, Syria.

15 Mar 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.

11 Mar 2016 description

Based on Government data from January 2015 to January 2016
Total Arrivals in 2015 - Greece: 856,723 Italy: 153,842
Total Arrivals in January 2016 - Greece: 67,415 Italy: 5,273 Spain: 458

03 Mar 2016 description

Planning and Preparedness: On 2 March, the European Commission (EC) proposed a new Emergency Assistance instrument. If agreed by the European Parliament and Council, €700 million will be made available to complement Member States’ direct contributions to humanitarian response inside the EU. The mechanism would be managed the EC’s Department for Overseas Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), and implemented by partners.

02 Mar 2016 description

Planning and Preparedness: On 2 March, the European Commission will propose plans for the use of humanitarian aid within the European Union. This will include emergency plans for Greece and countries in the Western Balkans. The Greek Alternate Migration Minister, Yiannis Mouzalas, noted that 450 million euros are needed to support refugees who temporarily require accommodation in Greece.

01 Mar 2016 description

Athens, Greece | AFP | Tuesday 3/1/2016 - 21:52 GMT

Greece is to send 308 migrants -- mainly Moroccans, Tunisians and Algerians -- back to Turkey under a 2002 deal signed with Ankara, a government source told AFP on Tuesday.

A source in the citizens' protection ministry, speaking on condition of anonymity, said half of the group had already been sent back and the rest would travel by the end of Wednesday.

Several dozen migrants from North African countries were sent back to Turkey under the deal at the beginning of January, the source said.

01 Mar 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | mardi 01/03/2016 - 20:10 GMT

par Hervé BAR

Les autorités françaises ont poursuivi mardi le démantèlement d'une partie de la "jungle" de Calais (nord), les pelleteuses progressant sous protection policière face à des migrants désemparés, tandis qu'Athènes demandait 500 millions d'euros à l'Union européenne pour l'aider à accueillir jusqu'à 100.000 réfugiés. 

29 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • Except for a single Afghan man arriving in the East, there were no arrivals or departures.
  • One train arrived to Sid at 17:35 but, due to thorough screening by Croatian authorities, boarding procedure took over nine hours and the train left only after the reporting period.

SOUTH

No one arrived during the reporting period at the Miratovac Refugee Aid Point (RAP) from fYRo Macedonia.