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15 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2017 : Les démagogues menacent les droits humains

Donald Trump ainsi que des démagogues européens favorisent l’intolérance et les discriminations

13 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

End Curbs on Media; Deliver Justice for War Crimes

(Berlin) – Governments in the Western Balkans should revitalize their efforts to strengthen human rights and create a rights respecting environment for all, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. Human Rights Watch documented human rights concerns in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Croatia, Serbia and Kosovo during 2016. Concerns about Croatia are included in a chapter on the European Union.

12 Jan 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016

Funding level*

  • RRP requirements: $669,867,115
  • Funding received: $476,716,831
  • % funded: 71%

    *The funding level refers only to funding received against the Inter-Agency Appeal 2016

10 Jan 2017 description

The situation

Severe winter weather and extreme temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Celsius in some areas are affecting much of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, including Turkey and Greece. The worst of the cold weather began at the beginning of January in many countries but in Poland, the impact of freezing temperatures was felt as early as November 2016.

The media has reported at least 40 deaths. Homeless people, asylum seekers, refugees in camps and IDPs in Ukraine are among the most vulnerable.

05 Jan 2017 description

Highlights and Statistics
- Overall count of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants presently in Serbia stood at 7,000, with over 5,800 (i.e. 83%) accommodated in 16 governmental facilities (see chart), and the remainder sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary.

29 Dec 2016 description

By Caroline Haga, IFRC

50-year-old Dhafer Aldoori had to leave his wife and five children behind as he fled Iraq. Since spending more than nine months in Croatia he has been granted asylum and is hoping to finally reunite with his family. Until then he will continue to volunteer with the Red Cross at the Zagreb reception centre.

28 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners estimate that close to 7,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants are presently in Serbia, with over 5,760 (i.e. 82%) accommodated in 15 governmental facilities (see chart), and the remainder sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary.

  • Supporting access to better accommodation and services as well as the decongesting of Belgrade city centre, UNHCR and partners assisted 91 newly-registered asylum seekers with transport from Belgrade to Pirot.

23 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners encountered close to 7,000 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Over 5,670 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in governmental facilities (see chart), while the remainder were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary. With the centre in Pirot receiving its first residents this week, there are now 15 government centers sheltering refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.

22 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures
Oct 2015 – 06 Dec 2016

1,950 persons relocated
5,839 places pledged
39,600 target
As of 06 Dec 2016

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

19 Dec 2016 description

This briefing updates the July 2016 report ‘Border Wars: the arms dealers profiting from Europe’s refugee tragedy’ . It shows that the European policy response to the refugee tragedy continues to provide a booming border security market for Europe’s arms and security firms, some of whom are involved in selling arms to the Middle East and North Africa and all of whom encourage European policies focused on keeping refugees out.

18 Dec 2016 description

"They were in serious condition, dehydrated and apparently have not eaten for five days"

BELGRADE, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Dozens of migrants, mainly from Afghanistan, have been taken to hospital in Croatia after police stopped a van carrying 67 people, and arrested two Bulgarian citizens suspected of human trafficking, the police said.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

16 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With the increased movement of refugees and migrants on the Central Mediterranean route over the past months, the number of sea arrivals in Italy in 2016 has now exceeded arrivals in Greece. Nearly one third are children, and over 90 per cent of all arrivals in Italy are unaccompanied and separated children.

15 Dec 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 05 and 11 December, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – an increase from the 144 who crossed the previous week. Thus far, 172,607 persons have arrived to Greece by sea in 2016 in comparison to 856,723 who crossed during the same period in 2015. As of 04 December, the main countries of origin of those who arrived in Greece remain the Syrian Arab Republic (47%), Afghanistan (24%) and Iraq (15%). Children comprised 37% of arrivals with men making up 42% and women 21%.

12 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners encountered around 6,400 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. 5,351 (i.e. 83%) were accommodated in thirteen governmental facilities (see chart), while the remainder were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary.

  • Supporting access to better accommodation and services, UNHCR and partners assisted 64 newly registered asylum seekers with transport from Belgrade city centre to Presevo and Dimitrovgrad Reception Centres.

09 Dec 2016 description

The outbreak of violence in Syria in 2011 led to protracted conflict, waves of displacement and a global humanitarian crisis. In the summer of 2015, the number of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe increased enormously, peaking in October with nearly a quarter of a million arrivals.
A migration route opened up through Croatia, prompting the opening of transit reception centres to manage the inflows (see Figure 1). The magnitude of the crisis limited the role that local authorities and citizens could play in responding to such large initial population influxes.