Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 49,310 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 7 May, with the vast majority arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 187,569 arrivals through 7 May 2016.
IOM Rome reported over the weekend and into Monday that IOM field staffers at Italian landing points calculated a total of 6,612 rescued survivors from more than a dozen locations since last Friday. Over 190 migrants lost their life in two shipwrecks.
49,310 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 09 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016
30,617 in Q1 2017
171,132 in Q1 2016
361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015
Dead and Missing
836 in Q1 2017
732 in Q1 2016
5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015
by Lin Taylor
Many of the children move without applying for asylum and are not included in official data, making them vulnerable to exploitation and abuse from smugglers
LONDON, May 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of lone migrant children applying for asylum in Europe dropped by a third in 2016, according to the European Union's statistics office, but child rights advocates said many unaccompanied children are not reflected in official figures and remain at risk of abuse.
ROMA – En un momento en el que una cifra histórica de personas se ha visto obligada a huir de sus hogares en todo el mundo, un nuevo estudio del Programa Mundial de Alimentos de las Naciones Unidas (WFP, por sus siglas en inglés) demuestra claramente que los altos niveles de inseguridad alimentaria resultan en niveles más altos de migración a otros países.
Dead and Missing in 2017 (as of 30 April 2017)
Dead and Missing in 2017 (as of 31 March 2017)
This snapshot reflects on the information collected out of 724 SolidarityNow (SN) adult beneficiaries. For research purposes, asylum seekers in Greece were at the spotlight of this survey.
Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 44,209 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 3 May, with the vast majority arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 184,741 arrivals through 3 May 2016.
44,209 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 05 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016
ATHENS, 5 May 2017 - The OSCE Special Representative and Co-ordinator for Combating Trafficking in Human Beings, Madina Jarbussynova, on Friday concluded a visit to Athens, Lesvos and Thessaloniki to discuss how best to support first responders in identifying potential victims of trafficking among large flows of migrants and refugees.
ROME – At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders.
NEW YORK / GENEVA, 4 May 2017 – Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo, UNICEF warned today. Despite having a legitimate right to join families in destination countries in Western Europe, like Germany or Sweden, most stranded asylum seekers do not know whether or when they will be permitted to move forward.