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05 Feb 2016 description
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  • 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.

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

19 Jan 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.

15 Jan 2016 description

REPORTING PERIOD 14 - 20 Jan 2016

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  • 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%.

10 Jan 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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Mixed migration trend report for November 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA, EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

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.

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.

11 Dec 2015 description

Greece - Despite worsening weather conditions, large numbers of migrants and refugees are continuing to arrive in Greece by sea from Turkey. According to Greek police and IOM field staff, over 30,000 migrants and refugees have arrived since the beginning of December. Some 735,000 migrants crossed into Greece the first 11 months of the year.

The number of fatalities in the Aegean has also risen in December. Some 25 people are believed to have died in two shipwrecks off the coasts of Farmakonisi on December 3rd and December 9th. Of them, 15 are still missing.

07 Dec 2015 description

Violent conflicts, terrorism, long-standing repressive regimes, chronic poverty and inequality have driven an unprecedented number of refugees and migrants to Europe. Those making the journey are assisted by an increasingly violent and opportunistic smuggling industry. Sustainable profits made by this industry have allowed transnational networks to develop where they previously did not exist, with serious implications for human security and state stability.

19 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. 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.

08 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for september 2015 covering mixed migration events in:
ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. 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.

30 Oct 2015 description

IOM Launches Updated Response Plan for Mediterranean and Beyond

Switzerland - IOM has released an update to its June 2015 response plan “Addressing Complex Migration Flows in the Mediterranean.” It includes a series of proposed interventions to be implemented through December 2016, some of which are already underway, others are still at the planning stage.

14 Oct 2015 description
report IRIN

Lesbos, 14 octobre 2015 (IRIN) - Fotini Rantsiou, un travailleur humanitaire grec actuellement en congé d’OCHA, l’organe de coordination de l’aide d’urgence des Nations Unies, a travaillé deux mois en tant que bénévole sur l’île de Lesbos.

La crise européenne des réfugiés disparaît peu à peu de la Une des médias, mais selon les derniers chiffres fournis par l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM), le nombre de migrants arrivés par la mer en Grèce a augmenté, passant d’environ 4 500 par jour à la fin du mois de septembre à 7 000 par jour la semaine dernière.

13 Oct 2015 description
report IRIN

By Fotini Rantsiou

LESVOS, 13 October 2015 (IRIN) - Currently on leave from the UN emergency aid coordination body OCHA, Greek humanitarian worker Fotini Rantsiou has spent the last two months as a volunteer on the island of Lesvos.

Europe’s refugee crisis is starting to move out of the headlines, but according to the latest figures from the International Organization for Migration, sea arrivals to Greece have actually increased from around 4,500 a day at the end of September to 7,000 a day in the past week.

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.

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

23 Jun 2015 description
report European Union

FRONTEX

2015-06-23

Since the beginning of the year some 153 000 migrants were detected at Europe’s external borders. This represents a 149% increase when compared to the same pe­riod in 2014 when 61 500 migrants entered Europe.

In May the total number of detections rose by 26% in relation to April and reached 50 500. Considering seasonal trends, it is expected that the migratory pressure will continue to increase during the summer period on all routes.

10 Oct 2014 description

Italy - Some 8,736 irregular Syrian migrants have arrived in Italy by sea in recent weeks, bringing the total number of Syrian arrivals this year through the end of September to 32,681 – the largest number from any country – overtaking 32,537 from Eritrea.

“In September, there were more Syrians than Eritreans,” said IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo. “Both groups are fleeing from war and persecution. Together they represent almost half of the total number of migrants and asylum seekers arriving in Italy by sea this year.”