A. Situation Analysis
Description of the Disaster
The migration phenomenon has increased worldwide in recent years due to armed conflict, violence, economic crises and the desire for family reunification. It is believed that 3.4 per cent of the world's population is living outside its country of origin; this represents more than 247 million people.
Italy - IOM reports that 302,486 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,610 people have arrived in Greece and 132,044 in Italy during 2016.
Total arrivals on the Mediterranean through the month of September in 2015 were 518,181 – nearly 60 percent higher.
302,486 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 10:00 CET 30 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
In interviews with UNHCR, survivors recall their horror as a trawler that smugglers packed with up to 500 people capsized, claiming at least 202 lives
By: Nora Ibrahim
ALEXANDRIA, Egypt – As a fishing trawler packed with hundreds of people flipped and sank off the coast of Egypt last week, Somali Abshiro* suddenly found herself in the water as those drowning clawed at her life jacket.
Facts & Figures
A large number of people in the Horn of Africa have grown up in the midst of armed conflict. They are never far from violence and danger. The abundance of weapons in the region and the constant influx of new arms play a large role in these conflicts. In the report 'Armed and insecure', PAX provides a unique overview of the manner in which armed conflict and the arms trade reinforce each other.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 28 September 2016
The Commission is today reporting on the progress made on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement.
In 2015 and until August 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 280,000 people between January and August 2016.
A 61 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.
arrivals by sea in 2016*
dead/missing in 2016*
Trends of Sea Arrivals
This document was produced on 10 Septembert and the data displayed, refers to the month of Augus 2016
Calais, France | AFP | lundi 26/09/2016 - 13:08 GMT |
par Sabine WIBAUX Claire GALLEN
Le président français a confirmé lundi la fermeture "d'ici la fin de l'année" du camp de migrants de Calais et demandé aux Britanniques de prendre leur part dans ce dossier, devenu un enjeu majeur à sept mois de la présidentielle en France.
Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Sunday 9/25/2016 - 14:36 GMT
Egyptian rescue workers have recovered 168 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, the health ministry said Sunday.
Survivors have said up to 450 migrants were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel headed to Italy from Egypt when it keeled over Wednesday off the port city of Rosetta.
Egypt's military has said it rescued 163 survivors and that recovery attempts were continuing.
12,582 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)
Regional Migrant Figures Update
In 2016 (as of 21 September) 130,567 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central Mediterranean route, whereby 5,997 migrants were recorded between 11 and 18 September, an 87% increase from the week before when 3,209 were reported. The main countries of origin are Nigeria, Eritrea and Gambia.
Italy - IOM reports that 300,450 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,050 people have arrived in Greece and 130,567 in Italy during 2016.
Totals in 2015 through the entire month of September last year were 518,181 – nearly 50 percent higher than 2016’s totals, with slightly over a week remaining in September.
Following the fire that destroyed a large part of the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos, life seems to be back to normal - but not for everyone. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Lesbos.
Compared to the refugee camps on the Greek mainland, Moria looks like a terrifying creation. A triple-level wired fence at the front, barbed wire everywhere, and the Greek military, police and riot police constantly present. It seems like an open-air prison with thousands of people living inside. Media access is restricted.
Egyptian authorities rescue 150 people including Sudanese, Eritreans and Somalis after boat capsizes off Rosetta. At least 42 bodies have reportedly been recovered.
GENEVA – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened by the loss of life after yet another boat capsized in the Mediterranean, this time off the coast of Rosetta, Egypt, reportedly carrying around 450 people.
Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Friday 9/23/2016 - 16:53 GMT
Rescuers recovered at least 162 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt's coast by Friday evening, as the search for victims entered its third day.
Survivors have said up to 450 migrants were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel that was heading to Italy from Egypt when it keeled over off the port city of Rosetta on Wednesday.
"The death toll from the illegal migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Rosetta... has risen to 162," the health ministry said in a statement.
300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015