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19 Aug 2017 description

La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise aide la Grèce à faire face à l’afflux massif des réfugiés et migrants (plus de cinquante mille, principalement Syriens et Afghans) répartis et bloqués sur notre territoire depuis les accords européens de 2016 sur la restriction des migrations. À cette vague d’immigration majeure (la plus importante en Europe depuis la Seconde Guerre Mondiale) s’ajoutent les difficultés économiques et la crise que connaît la Grèce depuis maintenant plus de sept ans.

18 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 119,069 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 16 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 266,423 arrivals across the region through 16 August 2016.

18 Aug 2017 description

Some 2,000 people arrived on the Aegean islands in June with the majority being Syrian and Iraqi. 55% of the new arrivals on the islands are women and children.

Problems persist on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions. This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.

Efficient coordination and delivery of certain services that affect the lives of asylum seekers during the transition period can be further improved.

17 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 August 2017 – The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.

15 Aug 2017 description

15/8/17 Geneva - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 118,227 migrants, including refugees, entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 13 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 265,640 arrivals across the region through 13 August 2016.

15 Aug 2017 description

Refugees International Field Report

By Izza Leghtas

SUMMARY

11 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 117,795 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 9 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 264,381 arrivals across the region through 9 August 2016.

IOM Rome reported Thursday that according to official figures of the Italian MOI, 96,861 migrants have arrived by sea to Italy this year, which is a 3.46 per cent drop from the same period in 2016.

10 Aug 2017 description

An estimated 11,000 people arrived in Greece in 2017. The living conditions for many asylum-seekers have improved and the Government is gradually closing sites, including Elliniko.

Yet problems persist, particularly on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions.
This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.

The situation increases tension and protection risks, including sexual and genderbased violence. Vulnerable asylum-seekers and children are particularly at risk.

Working with Partners

10 Aug 2017 description
report Maplecroft

Modern slavery risks have risen in nearly three quarters of the 28 member states of the European Union over the last year, reveals an annual study from global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.

10 Aug 2017 description

By Umberto Bacchi

LONDON, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Union recorded the largest increase in slavery of any world region in 2017, with the arrival of more than 100,000 migrants, many of them extremely vulnerable to exploitation, analysts said on Thursday.

The risk of slave labour in farming, construction and other sectors rose across the region, with 20 of the EU's 28 member states scoring worse than in 2016 in an annual global slavery index by British analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.

08 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 116,692 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 6 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 263,436 arrivals across the region through 6 August 2016.

08 Aug 2017 description

Highlights
- A new story: We worked on a new story for Dorcas in 2016, with various departments and stakeholders giving their input.

07 Aug 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Restricted and poor access to adequate housing in locations of transit can push refugees and other migrants to return home or move to alternative destinations.

  • The ability to access adequate housing impacts refugees and other migrants’ access to other rights and resources including residency.

  • For those refugees and other migrants who move irregularly, a lack of regular documentation and recognised status leaves them open to exploitation in terms of housing, among other things.

04 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 115,109 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 261,228 arrivals across the region through 2 August 2016.

04 Aug 2017 description

Extreme or very high danger in southern and eastern Portugal; southern and central Spain and Mallorca; southern Corsica and the Mediterranean region of France; Sicily, Sardinia and southern and central Italy; coastal Croatia; central Albania; eastern Hungary; northern and eastern Serbia; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; parts of south-west Romania; south-east and north-west Bulgaria; southern mainland Greece and the Cyclades islands; parts of central Cyprus; central and south-west Turkey.

04 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

02 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Athens) – The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in unsuitable police cells and detention centers in Greece has increased alarmingly, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas.

01 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 114,287 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 30 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 256,828 arrivals across the region through 30 July 2016.

31 Jul 2017 description

The undersigned organisations would like to express our serious concerns on a de facto violation of the right for family reunification and breach of relevant provisions stipulated in the EU Regulation 604/2013 (Dublin III Regulation), regarding asylum seekers’ transfers from Greece to Germany under family reunification procedure.