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20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

17 Mar 2017 description

Germany - A new data briefing produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) highlights a 27 percent increase in migrant deaths worldwide during 2016 compared to 2015. The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM increased significantly in many regions of the world, including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.

14 Mar 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Mar 2017): 2,813

Total arrivals in Greece during Mar 2017: 329

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 27

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 39

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 10

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during March 2017: 679

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

146 dead - 51 missing (Nov. 2016)

07 Mar 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Mar 2017): 2,695
Total arrivals in Greece during Mar 2017: 211
Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 35
Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 39 Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 56
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during March 2017: 324

27 Feb 2017 description

Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report

In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smugglers because of the lack of accessible legal ways to Europe.

16 Feb 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Feb 2017): 1,936

Total arrivals in Greece during Feb 2017: 543

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 36

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 45

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 45

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Feb 2017: 863

14 Feb 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Feb 2017): 1,864

Total arrivals in Greece during Feb 2017: 471

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 39

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 45

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 13

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Feb 2017: 778

13 Feb 2017 description
report European Union

In January, there were nearly 8000 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU.

Central Mediterranean

4400 migrants reached Italy by sea in January, a drop of 16% from a year ago and of nearly 46% from December. Most of the departures occurred from Libya.

The main reason for the decrease in migratory flows last month was worsening weather conditions on the Central Mediterranean, which made it nearly impossible to make a sea crossing for a larger part of the month.

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.

06 Feb 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Feb 2017): 1,663

Total arrivals in Greece during Feb 2017: 264

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 53

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 45

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 20

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Feb 2017: 258

03 Feb 2017 description

PM announces new package of UK aid to provide desperately needed assistance to refugees and migrants.

The UK is helping migrants return home rather than risk their lives continuing perilous journeys to Europe, and protecting men, women and children in danger of trafficking and sexual violence, Prime Minister Theresa May announced today.

03 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and December, 362,376 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 53% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

02 Feb 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Feb 2017):: 1,464

Total arrivals in Greece during Feb 2017: 65

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 65

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 45

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 25

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Feb 2017: 25

01 Feb 2017 description
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Key Facts

2,200 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 27 January 2017)

1,282 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 27 Jan., including 152 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,350 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 27 January) including:

317 in closed reception facilities

01 Feb 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report

Covering mixed migration to, through & 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, UNICEF 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.

30 Jan 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Dec 2016): 173,450

Total arrivals in Greece during Jan 2017: 1,203

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 41

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 54

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 30

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jan 2017: 1,743

27 Jan 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Dec 2016): 173,450

Total arrivals in Greece during Jan 2017: 1,111

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 43

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 54

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 324

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jan 2017: 1,652