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26 May 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of people arriving by sea to the Greek shores has sharply decreased since the beginning of April due to a variety of factors, including an understanding amongst refugee and migrant populations that the Balkan route is now closed, the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement, and increased border control operations at the Aegean Sea. There was an average of 119 daily arrivals in April compared with 870 daily arrivals in March which constitutes an 85% decrease.

25 May 2016 description

Arrivals and departures

In Greece, an estimated 126 people arrived over the weekend (21-22 May) in the northern Aegean (35 on Lesvos, 76 on Chios, and 15 on Samos).

24 May 2016 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

The closure of the Western Balkan route in February and the implementation of the EU-Turkey deal in March, which will see new arrivals in Greece and potentially returned to Turkey, has seen the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) shift its response to meet the changing needs of migrants.

Arrivals into Greece continue but have plummeted with a daily average of 47 people per day

24 May 2016 description

The United States and 47 other UN member states have endorsed the joint statement below affirming the importance of and adherence to international humanitarian law at the World Humanitarian Summit, Istanbul, May 23–24.

21 May 2016 description

Report calls for building disaster risk into development efforts

Sarajevo, 20 May 2016 – Two years after massive flooding caused widespread devastation and loss of life in the Western Balkans, countries in the sub-region have taken steps to reduce the risk of disasters but more will need to be done to protect people from future destruction, according to the Human Development Report for the Western Balkans, launched here today.

20 May 2016 description
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Highlights

  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.

19 May 2016 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.

RRP requirements: $550,539,639

Funding received: $328,809,685

% funded: 60%

19 May 2016 description

Planning and Preparation:

A huge shortfall in funds for sheltering refugees is severely undermining efforts to tackle the biggest global displacement crisis since World War II. At the launch today of a new global campaign, called “Nobody Left Outside,” UNHCR emphasised that efforts to provide adequate shelter for refugees under its care were facing a half-billion-dollar deficit. Nobody Left Outside calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for 2 million refugees.

19 May 2016 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.

RRP requirements: $550,539,639

Funding received: $287,477,151

% funded: 52%

12 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

In Turkey, between 10-11 May, media sources reported that 343 people were apprehended at Turkey’s sea borders for attempting to cross to the Greek Islands. They were reportedly of Syrian, Iraqi, Pakistani and Afghan nationality.

12 May 2016 description

187.631 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.357 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 10/5/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

12 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

During the period of 2-8 May, media sources reported that some 272 people were apprehended, intercepted and/or rescued near Turkey’s shores. Their nationalities were mainly Afghan, Pakistani, Syrian, and Uzbek. According statistics from Turkish Land Forces, 255 people were apprehended at Turkey’s land borders (112 at the Turkey - Bulgaria border and 143 at the Turkey - Greek border).

Condition of People

11 May 2016 description

Executive Summary

Migratory flows to Europe: new dimensions to deep-rooted patterns