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24 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

There were around 27 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU in May. The total number of detections in the first five months of 2017 fell 75% from the same period of last year to 84 000, although the number of migrants arriving in Italy remained above the figures from a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

23 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,594

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,320

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 60

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 61

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017:1.040

23 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 83,928 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through June 21, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 215,997 arrivals across the region through 21 June 2016.

21 Jun 2017 description

Sixty two brave men and women; staff and volunteers of Syrian Arab Red Crescent have lost their lives saving the lives of others and bringing relief to the suffering since the conflict broke out in Syria in 2011 . And they were not the only ones. All over the world, being an aid worker has become increasingly dangerous. At the same time, there are now more people than ever in urgent need of humanitarian assistance. Wars, conflicts, extreme poverty and impending famine is sending an unprecedented number of people onto the path of migration.

21 Jun 2017 description
  • 81,292 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 1,985 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 20 June

363,401 arrivals in 2016

20 Jun 2017 description

All displaced people need some form of shelter, and circumstances dictate that in reality not much of it conforms to the typical picture of a tent or tarpaulin nor meets official standards. The types of shelter and settlement responses found, employed and created by, and created for, displaced people profoundly affect their experience of displacement. It should provide some protection from the elements and physical security for those who dwell in it, and the articles in this issue of FMR give a glimpse of just some of the many ways this is possible.

20 Jun 2017 description
infographic Deutsche Welle

How many refugees tried to get asylum in Europe? From crossing the border to being allowed to stay or rejected and receiving an order to leave - DW shows the data from 2012 to 2016.

20 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,384

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,110

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 62

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 9

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017: 892

19 Jun 2017 description
report ActionAid

Providing sanitary kits to women, which include sanitary towels, underwear, wet wipes, a soap bar, a toothbrush and toothpaste, has been a key part of ActionAid Greece's response to the refugee crisis since November 2015. We have distributed 41,000 sanitary kits so far: initially through women friendly spaces in camps on the island of Lesvos, and now in camps in Athens. Mel Phadtare, the Head of Humanitarian Response Program for ActionAid Greece, explains why these kits are so essential, based on her team on the ground's observations.

17 Jun 2017 description

Swtizerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 77,004 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 14 June, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 214,427 arrivals across the region through 14 June 2016.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

16 Jun 2017 description
report SolidarityNow

Can a newcoming population with different social and cultural background become a boost factor for the sustainable development of small local societies?

Local integration is a complex and gradual process with legal, social, educational and economical interdepend-encies; It imposes considerable demands on both the individual and the receiving society.

16 Jun 2017 description

Youngsters at refugee camps in northern Greece have had their first ever dental appointments, thanks to Doctors of the World’s Mobile Dentistry Unit funded by the European Commission. Led by dentist Sofia Kouva, the three-person team has been at refugee camps in Ioannina and Thessaloniki, teaching youngsters how to care for their teeth, parents how to help, and of course giving their teeth a polish and shine as well.

15 Jun 2017 description

European Refugee Crisis

The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. In Europe alone we are witnessing the largest refugee population since World War II.

Since 2015, ADRA has placed a priority on meeting the essential needs of refugee families and individuals in the European refugee crisis.

Why ADRA is Responding