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21 Apr 2017 description
report Solidar

After the arrival of more than 17,000 migrants and refugees in Greece, SOLIDAR considers it necessary to properly asses the current humanitarian situation in Greece and how to manage flows of migrants and refugees while fully respecting human rights and international obligations.

In this context, SOLIDAR together with Global Progressive Forum (GPF) and the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) are organising the conference “#refugeeswelcome- ’Solidarity as the solution to the refugee crisis”, which will take place in Thessaloniki, Greece on 7-8 May 2017.

21 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

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NEW YORK / GENEVA, 21 April 2017 – According to UNICEF estimates, more than 150 children have died crossing the Central Mediterranean from North Africa to Italy so far this year. Yet the true number of child casualties is almost certainly higher given that many children on the move are unaccompanied, so their deaths often go unreported.

20 Apr 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for March 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

20 Apr 2017 description

Migrants find shelter in old rusting carriages on the outskirts of Greece's northern city of Thessaloniki.

THESSALONIKI, Greece, April 19 (Reuters) - It was Mohamed Khaleuf's third attempt to cross the Greek-Macedonian border hiding in a freight train and he had no plans to give up trying.

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20 Apr 2017 description
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AITIMA, one of ECRE’s Greek members have released the report ‘Asylum Seekers on Hold – Aspects of the Asylum procedure in Greece. The report expresses concerns regarding the impact of the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement on the asylum procedures in the Greek islands as well as other long-standing deficiencies of the Greek Asylum System

19 Apr 2017 description
report Save the Children

Save the Children’s Search and Rescue Ship, the VOS HESTIA, has carried out its first mission of 2017 bringing hundreds of refugees and migrants rescued from the Mediterranean safely to Italian shores. The group were one of the multiple rescues over the weekend – where an 8,000 refugees and migrants were pulled from close to 60 inadequate boats from Friday to Sunday. The Vos Hestia is once again operating under the coordination of the Italian Coast Guard on the route to Italy.

19 Apr 2017 description
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1. Why am I in a hotel or a building and not in an apartment?

There are three types of UNHCR supported accommodation:

19 Apr 2017 description

In Greece, refugees find new homes with UNHCR assistance, putting an end to months of uncertainty.

By: Leo Dobbs

LIVADIA, Greece ­- Spring is in the air and 30-year-old Haysam is in high spirits as he strolls through the streets of Livadia, a small town nestled under the snowcapped mountains of central Greece. He has good reason to be; after more than three years of uncertainty in Turkey and Greece, the refugee is living in a flat allocated to him by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, as he waits to join his family in Belgium.

18 Apr 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Apr 2017): 4,796

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2017: 788

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 46

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 49

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 3

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Apr 2017: 573

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)

18 Apr 2017 description

Smuggling Networks

Introduction

The Mixed Migration Monitoring Initiative (4Mi)1 in Central Asia and South West Asia (CASWA) region aims at gathering data on displaced Afghans on the move. Data is collected in Afghanistan as well as with Afghans on the move toward the East and West and trend analyses are produced on a monthly basis. The purpose is to increase knowledge about drivers of movement and protection risks faced by Afghans on the move.

17 Apr 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Apr 2017): 4,548

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2017: 540

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 45

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 49

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 35

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Apr 2017: 535

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)

14 Apr 2017 description

Arrivals to Europe in 2016

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 100,264 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 33,806 (34%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC)

Greece

12 Apr 2017 description
report European Union

There were almost 13 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU in March. This is 10% more than in the previous month. However, the total number of detections on these routes for the first quarter of 2017 fell 70% from the same period of last year to 32 650.

Central Mediterranean