UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.
In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.
Sources & Disclaimer:
Reported figures are estimates by UNHCR on daily arrivals from each country from one or more borders. UNHCR estimates are based on the most reliable information available per country, including information from UNHCR border teams, authorities, and humanitarian partners.
Italy - IOM reports an estimated 249,854 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 24 July, arriving mostly in Italy and Greece. The 250,000 total is likely to be surpassed in the next few hours as recently rescued migrants reach Italian shores.
The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.
249,854 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 26 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016.
RRP requirements: $669,867,115
Funding received: $359,451,048
% funded: 54%
By Lin Taylor
LONDON, July 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - One of the first questions aid worker Isaac Kwamy was asked in Greece's camps for refugees and migrants was not whether there was food or water, but whether there was internet access.
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Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 20 Jul 2016): 159,297
Total arrivals in Greece during Jul 2016: 920
Average daily arrivals during Jul 2016:**46**
Average daily arrivals during Jun 2016:**52**
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland:**68**
Italy - IOM reports an estimated 242,179 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 July, arriving mostly in Italy and Greece.
So far this year an estimated 2,977 deaths have been recorded, compared with 1,906 through 30 July last year. These figures do not include thousands of migrants and refugees rescued on the Mediterranean during the past 48 hours, nor the recovery of nearly two dozen additional corpses believed to be en route to Italian ports Friday morning (22 July).
242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
240.884 llegadas por mar en 2016
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 7/18/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015
So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.
Trends of Sea Arrivals
According to official figures, there are currently 57,098 migrants and refugees in Greece hosted in camps both on the mainland and the islands. This figure will be updated through a pre-registration exercise currently underway by UNHCR, with EU funding. The number of pre-registered population from 9 June to 5 July is 20,100 with on average 911 pre-registrations per day. Almost 50 % are children.
Dreadful Conditions; Transfer Them to Open Facilities
(Athens, July 19, 2016) – Greek authorities regularly detain asylum-seeking and other migrant children traveling on their own in small, crowded, and unsanitary police station cells, Human Rights Watch said today. They are held there for weeks and months, waiting for space in shelter facilities.