Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 26 Oct 2016): 169,459
Total arrivals in Greece during Oct 2016: 2,635
Average daily arrivals during Oct 2016: 101
Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 103
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 47
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Oct 2016: 1,270
2,500 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 19 October)
1,140 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 19 October)
1,604 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 19 Oct.) including
332 in closed reception facilities
27 in protective custody
Speech given by Mr Peter Maurer President of the ICRC, Address to the Council of Europe, 26 October 2016, Strasbourg, France
Oct 2015 – 27 Sep 2016
1,196 persons relocated
3,809 places pledged
As of 27 Sep 2016
By Sara Prestianni
Informal encampments for transiting migrants are sprouting all over Europe, from the outposts of Calais, Idomeni, Chios, and Lesbos, to the capital cities of Rome, Athens, and Paris. Manifesting as patchworks of tent cities and makeshift shelters in repurposed buildings, these encampments throw into sharp relief the consequences of Europe’s reception- and border-management policies.
Refugees and migrants arriving by sea to Europe in 2016 (as of 30 September).
Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2016 (as of 30 September). Compared to 3,771 in 2015.
Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2016 (as of 30 September) compared to 385,069 during the same period in 2015
At 8.30am, volunteers Eleanna and Dimitra began setting up for the Hellenic Red Cross’ winter distribution at Scaramagas camp, an old shipping yard on the harbor in western Athens. The chill coming off the water was a stark reminder to volunteers how urgently the people staying here need warm bedding and clothes in preparation for winter.
Switzerland - IOM reports that 328,225 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 23 October, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 169,302 people have arrived in Greece and 153,450 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which nearly 690,000 migrants and refugees had made the journey.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
Persons that benefited from the Accommodation for Relocation project since November 2015
Accommodation places with services for relocation candidates/other asylum seekers established since January in line with UNHCR policy on alternatives to camps. Cash/voucher assistance granted to 5,804 relocation candidates.
Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece
4,328 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND ITALY
ABOUT DTM’S FLOW MONITORING SURVEYS
As winter beckons, temperatures in Greece are beginning to drop. Last week, the Hellenic Red Cross distributed urgently needed winter items to migrants and refugees who will remain in camps throughout the winter months.
Enabled by funding under the EU Emergency Support Instrument, the Red Cross distributions included items such as thermal blankets, sleeping bags, raincoats, leggings, winter socks, warm hats, gloves and scarfs. These were given to migrants and refugees at seven different camps on mainland Greece.
This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
By: Adrian Edwards
Switzerland - IOM reports that 319,711 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 19 October, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 168,857 people have arrived in Greece and 145,381 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, when over 650,000 migrants and refugees had made the journey.
The number of migrants crossing the Central Mediterranean fell to nearly 12 700 in September, down 40% from the previous month due to poor weather conditions, although the trend in the first nine months of this year remained roughly in line with 2015. Most of them were rescued off the Libyan coast. The total number of migrants who headed to Italy via the Central Mediterranean route stood at 127 600 in the January-September period of this year.