- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- Greece: Forest Fire - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Greece: Forest Fires - Aug 2007
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
- Greece: Earthquake - Sep 1999
- Greece: Earthquake - Jun 1995
- Greece: Earthquake - Dec 1990
- Greece: Earthquake - Sep 1990
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.
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.
Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.
119, ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2017
363, 401 ARRIVALS IN 2016
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 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.
15/8/17 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.
Refugees International Field Report
By Izza Leghtas
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.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Aug 2017): 12,440
Total arrivals in Greece during Aug 2017: 905
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2017: 91
Average daily arrivals during Jul 2017: 73
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 65
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Aug 2017: 888
Dead and missing
146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)
117,795 arrivals by sea in 2017
363,401 arrivals in 2016
On 2 August, Albania requested assistance from the UCPM |From 3 to 6 August, 2 Greek airplanes (type PZL) from Corfu operated in southern Albania for 38 hours, performing 27 drops in total | On 9 August, the planes operated in south of Albania, in Finiq municipality (Vlora region) | Copernicus Emergency Management System was activated on 3 August
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
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.
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.