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23 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 59,135 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 21 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 190,977 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016.

Mediterranean Developments

IOM Rome reported that, through 21 May this year, 50,041 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below).

23 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

26,160 People benefitted from alternatives to camps in UNHCR accommodation since the beginning of the programme

20,962 People benefitted from cash assistance through UNHCR and UNHCRfunded partners in February

19,314 UNHCR accommodation places currently active as alternatives to camps

1,581 Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to improved accommodation on the mainland in state-run sites or UNHCR accommodation this month

23 May 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - May 2017): 6,421

Total arrivals in Greece during May 2017: 1,257

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 60

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 39

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 7

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during May 2017: 807

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description
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Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, on his follow-up visit to Greece from 12 to 16 May 2016.

23 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Face delays, barriers to reuniting with families

(Athens) – Unnecessary delays and arbitrary barriers are keeping older refugees and asylum seekers stranded in Greece, unable to reunite with family members who have legal status in the European Union, Human Rights Watch said today.

22 May 2017 description

Greek authorities must ensure that refugees and migrants expected to start being evacuated from three Elliniko camps tomorrow, are provided with safe, adequate, alternative housing, said Amnesty International.

“Whilst no one will mourn the closure of these uninhabitable, unsafe camps, the failure to provide people living there with information about their imminent removal has only served to increase their fears and anxieties,” said Monica Costa Riba, Amnesty International’s Regional Campaigner.

22 May 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 46,015 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 30 April 2017.

Until 30 April 2017, there were estimated 37,248 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 27,926 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (33% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 96% lower number of arrivals by the end April 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (5,742 and 156,551 respectively).

20 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

New project will monitor needs of vulnerable children, says UNICEF

BRUSSELS , 19 May 2017 - A grant from the European Commission of Euro 955,809.00 to UNICEF is expected to give a much needed boost to the efforts of the Greek authorities to provide better protection to over 20,000 vulnerable refugee and migrant children stranded in the country.

19 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 54,715 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 May, with nearly 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 189,950 arrivals across the region through 17 May 2016

IOM Rome reported that, through 17 May this year, 45,754 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy, and over 8,500 – or nearly one fifth of this year’s total – have arrived over the past two weeks. (See chart below.)

19 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and April 2017, 45,011 people entered Europe by sea- 90 per cent of them arrived in Italy. While the proportion of children among sea arrivals in the first four months of 2017 has decreased by ten per cent compared to the same period last year, the number of children on the Central Mediterranean Route, who arrive unaccompanied or separated, is on the rise with 5,500 newly registered UASC- one thousand more than the same period of time last year.

19 May 2017 description
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Key Facts

  • 2,150 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 May 2017)

  • 1,294 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 May, including 113 vacant places in the process to be filled)

  • 1,013 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 May) including:

  • 173 in Reception and Identification Centers

  • 61 in protective custody

19 May 2017 description

54,715 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,332 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 19 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

17 May 2017 description

Overview: This document presents the number of Unaccompanied Children that are supported by UNHCR Accommodation Programme. Data represented in this dashboard are collected from National Centre for Emergency Social Aid (EKKA) report and UNHCR Accommodation database.