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Foreign Ministry allocated 150,000 euros to three Estonian NGOs to alleviate the situation of internal refugees and victims of conflict in Ukraine. The allocation was equally divided between the NGOs Ukrainian Cultural Centre, Estonian Refugee Council and Mondo.
“Continuing warfare in eastern Ukraine that has resulted in more than 9800 deaths and 23,000 victims, is a great concern for us,” Foreign Minister Sven Mikser said. “As a state it is difficult to reach those in need, but here the NGOs play a crucial role in alleviating the situation in Ukraine,” the Minister added.
Today, Foreign Minister Sven Mikser was at the Brussels Conference on Supporting the future of Syria and the region, that sought to boost support for a political resolution to the Syrian conflict and for a political transition process. Foreign Minister emphasised that finding a lasting political solution to the Syrian conflict is crucial and affirmed that Estonia continues to offer support.
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.
Greece - Over 10,000 asylum seekers have now been relocated from Greece to other European Union (EU) and Associated States since the start of the EU relocation programme according to IOM, which is implementing the scheme.
Key figures (Oct 2015 - 08 Feb 2017)
- 3,205 persons relocated
- 5,839 places pledged
- 39,600 target
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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support the alleviation of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine with 400,000€ to help restore housing and supply of drinking water and to alleviate the situation of people forced to leave their homes.
The total number of arrivals to Europe by the end of December 2016 has been recorded as 387,739. This is in stark contrast to the 1, 046,599 arrivals recorded in 2015. The decrease in numbers of arrivals can be observed across many of the countries which saw the highest numbers of arrivals in 2015. In Greece 2016 brought 176,906 arrivals compared to the 857,363 recorded in 2015, a 79% decrease, while Italy saw a slight (16%) rise in numbers of arri-vals, from 155,842 in 2015 to 181,436 in 2016.
Tracking Earthquake and Flood Risks across Europe and Central Asia to Enhance Disaster Resilience
A new publication released by the World Bank and the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery examines current and future trends in terms of earthquake and flood risks for 32 countries across the Europe and Central Asia region.
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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.
Oct 2015 – 06 Dec 2016
1,950 persons relocated
5,839 places pledged
As of 06 Dec 2016
The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocates €100 000 to make humanitarian aid more effective, transparent and to improve its quality.
Revolutionary “blockchain” technology that could transform how the world does business is to be tested by a global network of 42 aid agencies, in the first ever trial of its use in rapid response to humanitarian crisis.
The project by the Start Network will seek to harness the power of the same digital innovation that enabled the BitCoin, to speed up distribution of aid funding and trace exactly how it is spent. The ultimate aim would be to track every pound in aid, from original donor to each individual assisted.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs supports giving humanitarian aid and enabling shelter and necessities for those in need in East Ukraine with 575,000 euros.
3,930 FATALITIES 2016 (1 JAN—27 OCT)
3,777 FATALITIES 2015 (1 JAN—31 DEC)
The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM in 2016 so far have reached 5,328.
Most of the increases have been in the Mediterranean where an estimated 3,930 people have died trying to make the crossing in 2016 so far.