The total number of migrants who crossed the EU’s external borders in the first nine months of this year rose to more than 710 000 with the Greek islands on the Aegean continuing to be the most affected by the unprecedented inflow of people. This compares with 282 000 recorded in all of last year.
In the month of September, the number of detections at EU’s external borders stood at 170 000 last month compared to 190 000 recorded in August.
Western Balkans - Refugee Crisis (ECHO, UNHCR, NGOs)
As the influx of refugees through the Western Balkans continues, the EU approved additional €17 million to support Serbia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia to cope with refugee influx. DG ECHO will manage €7 million out of this additional funding to address humanitarian needs; including health services, distribution of food, hygiene and basic non-food items for the winter, among other priorities.
The average number of arrivals to Greece reached over 400,000 since the beginning of this year. The overall number on the islands remained high at 13,272 by 7 October due to the limited number of departures and slower registration, leading to a backlog. On 6 October, authorities started conducting registration of Syrians refugees at the First Reception Centre, in Moria, which will be the official hotspot on Lesvos.
Unpredictable numbers and erratic route changes are causing many challenges for organisations, staff and volunteers
While Europe’s politicians debate refugee quotas, civil society organisations across the continent are working to support those who are displaced . Charities in Croatia, Serbia, Germany, Italy and Greece are dealing with unpredictable numbers and erratic route change and as a result, many are being forced to adapt. So, how are these organisations coping? The Guardian Voluntary Sector Network spoke to a number to find out.
By Kristina Jovanovski
BUDAPEST, 9 October 2015 (IRIN) - Abdul says he fled Iraq after his father was killed by so-called Islamic State (IS). But now Abdul is in handcuffs.
The 18-year-old was caught by the Hungarian authorities crossing the Serbian border, which was sealed off by a razor-wire fence in September. He is being charged with breaking a new law that makes it a criminal offence to cross or vandalise the fence.
Less than a week after being detained, he is in court in the nearby town of Szeged, breaking down as he talks about his father’s death.
The European Union and its Member States must urgently scale up their responses to the refugee crisis in the Middle East and Europe as winter approaches before more lives get lost, five major humanitarian organisations said today.
As another high-level EU migration meeting convenes on October 8, the organisations – CARE International, Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), Welthungerhilfe, International Catholic Migration Committee (ICMC), and World Vision – called for a common and comprehensive approach that addresses root causes of displacement and prioritizes human rights.
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La Institución sigue ampliando además sus capacidades de acogida de solicitantes de asilo en España.
En total, más de 275.000 personas han recibido algún tipo de apoyo de la Cruz Roja en Italia, Grecia, Macedonia, Serbia, Croacia, Hungría, Austria, España y Alemania.
By continuing the implementation of the annual plan, in the week from 21 to 25 of September, 2015, employees of the CROMAC in cooperation with the Croatian Ministry of Interior conducted an education regarding the mine risk and residual weapons in Dvor and Topusko in Sisak-Moslavina County and in Brestovac in Požega – Slavonija County.
Prefect of the Osijek - Baranja County Vladimir Šišljagić, director of the Croatian Mine Action Centre Dražen Jakopec and directors of companies ISTRAŽIVAČ d.o.o. Nuštar and PITON d.o.o. Čakovec contractors, have signed the agreements on demining of agricultural land in Osijek - Baranja County, funded by grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) in the amount of 85% of the total value.
In accordance with the annual educational plan, informative and educational programe was held in Komarevo in cooperation with representatives of the Ministry of Interior and Moslavina PD to educate the population about mine danger, as part of "Less arms, less tragedies". Students of the primary school Komarevo also attended aforementioned education.
The average number of sea arrivals to Greece decreased and reached a low of 1,630 on 1 October due to the worsening weather conditions. Six shipwrecks took place off the coasts of Kos and Lesvos on 25 and 30 September, taking the lives of 2 persons. While some improvements in registration and reception were reported in Greece, the registration process continues to vary from island to island and accommodation still falls short of the needs.
In the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, IOM is supporting the Government to prepare for the upcoming winter months, IOM is providing temporary shelters at reception points for the migrants and refugees awaiting registration in Gevgelija.
IOM has provided three rubhalls, 10 chemical toilets and 60 wooden waiting benches to the emergency camp in Idomeni, Greece to help address the immediate needs of migrants and refugees.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Due to the rapidly changing migration route in the region, Slovenia has been witnessing an increase in the number of migrants from Croatia on the Slovenian border. The first larger groups of 278 migrants arrived at the Slovenian border with Croatia on Friday, 18 September 2015. The majority of the migrants arriving to Slovenia are in transit to reach other destinations in western and northern Europe.
by Tin Gazivoda
Just hours after harsh new legislation targeting migrants earlier this month was implemented and a new border fence neared completion, the columns of refugees moving through Hungary turned left.
Their new destination was Croatia, and since they shifted course, it is estimated that as many as 100,000 of them have entered that country, with many more arriving each day. For most refugees, Croatia is not their last stop. New arrivals usually register for a place on a train or a bus heading for Hungary or Slovenia.
Calais, France | AFP | samedi 03/10/2015 - 16:11 GMT
par Baptiste BECQUART
Une centaine de migrants ont tenté de manière concertée de s'introduire au cours de la nuit de vendredi à samedi dans le tunnel sous la Manche reliant la France au Royaume-Uni, "en présence" à proximité, selon la police, de militants anarchistes.
10/3/2015 - 17:05 GMT
by Baptiste Becquart
More than 100 migrants stormed the Channel Tunnel early Saturday, penetrating a third of the way through and attacking staff in an incident that halted overnight traffic.
The attempt to go through the tunnel from France to Britain came as the daily flow of thousands of migrants and refugees flocking to Europe's shores showed little sign of easing, with 168,000 migrants and refugees arriving in September alone, UN figures showed.
Description of the disaster
Seventieth Session, 19th, 20th & 21st Meetings (AM, PM & Night)
As the Palestinian flag was raised outside United Nations Headquarters in New York for the first time, President Mahmoud Abbas appealed to the General Assembly for support to see an independent State of Palestine take its rightful place among the community of nations.