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24 Jul 2017 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has released a new report highlighting the drastic deterioration of the care and protection for vulnerable people in Lesbos, Greece, who have fled from violence and wars in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and further afield. “Vulnerable people are falling through the cracks and are not been adequately identified and cared for,” says MSF …

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• During the first half of 2017, close to 93,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route - around half of them arrived in just May and June 2017. While barely one in six of sea arrivals this year are children, the number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) coming to Italy is on the rise with 11,406 newly registered UASC between January and June 2017.

21 Jul 2017 description


  • An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 M and 10 km depth occurred in the Aegean Sea near the south-west of Turkey and north-east of Kos island (Greece) on 20 July at 22.31 UTC. The epicenter was located in the sea between Turkey and Kos island.

21 Jul 2017 description

The situation

During the night on 20 July 2017, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck between Bodrum (Turkey) and Greek islands. The quake hit at 22:31 GMT (01:31 local time), located off the south-western coastal city of Marmaris in the Mugla province of Turkey.

21 Jul 2017 description
  • A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.6 R and 10 km depth occurred in the Aegean Sea near the south-western coast of Turkey and north-eastern coast of Kos island (Greece) on 20 July at 22.31 UTC. The epicenter was located approx. 9 km south of the coast of Bodrum city, Turkey, and approx. 14 km north-east of the Kos island. USGS PAGER indicates shaking up to "Very Strong" for 10 000 people, up to "Strong" for 197 000 people and up to "Moderate" for 421 000 people.

21 Jul 2017 description
infographic Danish Refugee Council

A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

20 Jul 2017 description

With support from the European Commission, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) is running safe spaces for refugee women and girls in Greece. Nazia and Rolian met some months ago in the Eleonas refugee camp near Athens, where their families are neighbours. The two girls attend the space to socialise, learn and practice their favourite hobby: dancing.

20 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Flawed Procedures Leave Those on Lesbos at Risk of Abuse

(Athens) – Unaccompanied migrant children on the Greek island of Lesbos are being incorrectly identified as adults and housed with unrelated adults, leaving them vulnerable to abuse and unable to access the specific care they need, Human Rights Watch said today.

19 Jul 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Jul 2017): 10,604

Total arrivals in Greece during Jul 2017: 1,318

Average daily arrivals during Jul 2017: 73

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 67

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 37

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jul 2017: 876

19 Jul 2017 description

Summary Findings

Overall satisfaction with the support and services provided at shelters
Most children are happy with the quality of the shelters and the support they receive. However, respondents would like better quality food, specifically meals that resemble what they would traditionally have at home. Children are also happy with the recreational activities offered at the shelters, but would like a better variety of sports and exercise activities.

19 Jul 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council


As of July 2nd , there were 196 residents living in Veria site. 46 new arrivals were received throughout June, from Chios island and from the Evros border crossing. Each group transferred is received and provided with food and non-food items by the responsible actors on site. They are welcomed and briefed about site services and amenities by members of the community and site agencies.

18 Jul 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 111,148 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 16 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 241,859 arrivals across the region through 16 July 2016.