13,439 People arrived by sea.
1,875 Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arrived by sea.
31% Sea arrivals disembarked in hotspots.
487 Dead and missing at sea.
24,209 Asylum applications, including from sea and other arrivals.
14,813 Asylum decisions made by decentralized Territorial Commissions.
3,941 Total relocations from Italy under the EU relocation scheme.
174,469 People accommodated in reception centres on 28 February 2017.
2,387 interviews were conducted in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from February to April 2017
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Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 43,357 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 26 April, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 182,022 arrivals through 26 April 2016.
43,357 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 28 April
363,401 arrivals in 2016
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Between January and March 2017, one in four of the 29,758 refugees and migrants entered Europe by sea were children. During the same period of time, close to 25,000 children have claimed asylum in Europe, while around 24,600 remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.
Mikri Poli, a new community centre for refugees and migrants opens its doors today in Ioannina. The space, located in the village of Platanos, will offer a range of free educational, cultural and recreational activities for adults and children from all backgrounds, as well as support to access social services.
Asylum seekers and Greek individuals will also have the opportunity to interact, plan and run their own activities and events at the centre. The facilities include two classrooms, a computer lab, a family support room, a child care area, a kitchen and a lounge area.
IOM Greece reported Monday the deaths and disappearances of 23 migrants, including refugees, over the weekend off the island of Lesvos in waters between Greece and Turkey. Hellenic authorities reported finding the remains of nine people while Turkish officials reported finding the remains of seven others. There were two survivors and indications of at least seven more people missing. One of the survivors was an expectant mother who was taken to a local hospital.
Already more than 1,000 people have been reported dead or missing in 2017 while trying to cross the Mediterranean in search for a life in safety and dignity, figures published today by two UN agencies show. Also today, the European Court of Auditors has criticized appalling gaps in the EU’s ‘hotspot’ approach for receiving migrants.
In response, Oxfam International’s Deputy Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, Natalia Alonso, said:
On the death of migrants in the Mediterranean:
The EU’s so-called “hotspot” approach for irregular migrants arriving in Italy and Greece has helped to significantly improve the registration, identification and security checking of migrants. But more needs to be done as thousands of migrants are still stranded on the Greek islands after their arrival, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Many of those affected are unaccompanied minors, say the auditors, and more should be done to help them.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Apr 2017): 4,900
Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2017: 892
Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 39
Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 49
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 17
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Apr 2017: 689
Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)
At least 173,000 people, mostly Syrians, landed in Greece in 2016
ATHENS, April 24 (Reuters) - At least 16 people, including two children, drowned after an inflatable boat carrying refugees and migrants sank off Greece's Lesbos island, authorities said on Monday.
They are believed to be the first confirmed deaths in Greek waters this year of migrants or refugees making the short but dangerous crossing from Turkey on overcrowded rubber dinghies.
2,000 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 19 April 2017)
1,272 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 19 April, including 154 vacant places in the process to be filled)
937 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 19 April) including:
In 2016, SAMS provided more than 3 million medical services, and expanded its programs to reach more Syrians and vulnerable populations.
2016 was a difficult and challenging year for SAMS. Our health workers braved besiegement, aerial attacks, and starvation, to continue caring for their communities, while our volunteers provided specialized care to displaced populations outside Syria.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.