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20 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 3,156 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 18 January. Over three quarters arrived in Italy and the rest in Greece. This compares with 32,317 through the first 18 days of January, 2016.

20 Jan 2017 description

3,156 arrivals by sea in 2017
234 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016

19 Jan 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son sirias, ucranianas y venezolanas.

  • En Grecia, Cruz Roja Española apoya la atención en salud, apoyo psicosocial y promoción de higiene en 2 campamentos en la región próxima a Atenas, además de gestionar la información de servicios y actividades de la Cruz Roja Helénica en 11 campos en distintos puntos del país.

19 Jan 2017 description

Once seen as a problem to be disposed of, municipal liquid waste is now being eyed as an option for addressing water scarcity

19 January 2017, Berlin/Rome - With food demand and water scarcity on the uptick, it's time to stop treating wastewater like garbage and instead manage it as a resource that can be used to grow crops and help address water scarcity in agriculture.

18 Jan 2017 description

2,876 arrivals by sea in 2017

219 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 17 January

387,487 arrivals in 2016

17 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.

There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.

15 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2017 : Les démagogues menacent les droits humains

Donald Trump ainsi que des démagogues européens favorisent l’intolérance et les discriminations

13 Jan 2017 description
  • 1,159 arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 13 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 13 January
  • 387,487 arrivals in 2016
13 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 1,159 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 12 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 22,590 through the first 12 days of January, 2016.

A year ago, IOM reported 22,322 migrants and refugees had landed on Greece’s islands after short runs from Turkey – a number consistent with the surge of Turkey-to-Europe passages that began the previous summer. This year through 12 January, IOM Athens reports that only 430 migrants from Turkey have landed in Greece.

13 Jan 2017 description

Belgium - Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece and Italy to other European Union (EU) member states through the EU relocation programme, according to IOM, which is facilitating the operation.

This week, 168 people left Greece for Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Norway and Portugal. Another 81 people were relocated from Italy to Spain. This brings the total number of people relocated under the scheme to 10,189 since its launch in October 2015.

11 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and November, 351,619 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, 58% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

MAIN TRENDS

06 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM on Friday (06/01) reported preliminary totals for all 2016 migrant and refugee arrivals to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, as well as estimated fatalities. Arrival totals were 363,348 split almost evenly between Italy and Greece, with much smaller numbers arriving in Malta, Cyprus and Spain. Fatalities and missing migrants reached at least 5,079 although IOM emphasizes that some incidents reported in the month of December and earlier have not been fully accounted for.

06 Jan 2017 description

363,348 arrivals by sea in 2016

5,079 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 06 January

05 Jan 2017 description
interactive European Commission
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 05 Jan 2017.

Building upon the Migration Data Catalogue, the Dynamic Data Hub is a web-based application that gives through interactive mapping direct access to single datasets.

As such, the hub helps to communicate knowledge to the public at large. Furthermore, it allows the Commission to undertake analyses in order to enhance awareness and deepen understanding of migration flows to Europe, related trends and impacts.

04 Jan 2017 description
report Caritas

Estas entidades expresan su dolor por los sucesos ocurridos el 1 de enero en la frontera de Ceuta

Miércoles, 4 de enero de 2017.- Las entidades de acción social de la Iglesia en España —Cáritas, CONFER y Justicia y Paz— que integramos la red intraeclesial “Migrantes con Derechos” y que estamos presentes en ambos lados de la frontera de Ceuta expresamos nuestro dolor por los sucesos ocurridos en la madrugada del 1 de enero en el perímetro de la valla fronteriza entre la Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta y Marruecos.

02 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

At least 800 sub-Saharan African migrants stormed a border fence Sunday between Morocco and Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish city on the northern coast of Africa, according to Spanish and Moroccan officials.

Five Spanish and 50 Moroccan police were injured, ten seriously, as they clashed with migrants who tried to break through the fence using rocks and metal bars.

The Spanish government said two of the migrants were allowed to enter Ceuta for treatment at a local hospital. The rest were returned to Morocco.

28 Dec 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of million of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

27 Dec 2016 description

358,403 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,913 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 21 December

1,012,275 arrivals in 2015

23 Dec 2016 description

The ECDC communicable disease threats report is a weekly bulletin intended for epidemiologists and health professionals in the area of communicable disease prevention and control. Summarising information gathered by ECDC through its epidemic intelligence activities regarding communicable disease threats of concern to the European Union, it also provides updates on the global situation and changes in the epidemiology of communicable diseases with potential to affect Europe, including diseases that are the focus of eradication efforts.