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24 Jul 2016 description

Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 14:43 GMT

Some 300 migrants, the largest group in many months to try to march across Serbia into Hungary, were nearing the border on Sunday, the UN refugee agency said.

The group of mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan had set off from Serbia's capital on Friday to protest against the closure of Hungary's border as well as tough new measures introduced this month to tighten border security.

22 Jul 2016 description

Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 18:17 GMT |

Some 300 migrants in Belgrade, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday began a hunger strike and set off on foot towards the Hungarian border in the hope of entering the European Union.

Defying afternoon heat, the migrants began their 200 kilometre (120 mile) trek north escorted by a police car, an AFP photographer reported.

They were carrying blankets and backpacks, many bearing the distinctive blue logo of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

22 Jul 2016 description

MSF consultations for violent trauma doubled since March

22 Jul 2016 description
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242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,977 dead/missing
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

20 Jul 2016 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Wednesday 7/20/2016 - 12:26 GMT |

Hungary stepped up its anti-migrant rhetoric on Wednesday with a new media offensive against refugees, ahead of a vote in October on troubled EU plans to relocate asylum-seekers among member states.

Run under the slogan "Did you know?", the right-wing government unveiled a series of ads on its website blaming recent terrorist attacks in Europe on the refugee crisis, which has been rattling the bloc since 2015.

19 Jul 2016 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

Hundreds of people are without proper shelter, water or supplies on the border of Serbia and Hungary as they wait to apply for asylum.

Red Cross teams are operating on both sides of the border, providing vital food, water and emergency supplies. The Hungarian Red Cross is providing support at Roszke transit camp while the Red Cross of Serbia providing support at Kelebija and Horgos.

19 Jul 2016 description

240,884 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,954 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 18 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

18 Jul 2016 description

Károly Kontrát, Minister of State at the Ministry of Interior takes the view that action must be taken against untrue claims which tar the reputation of Hungary and the Hungarian authorities, and therefore, as he said, we also firmly reject the unfounded claims of Human Rights Watch (HRW).

18 Jul 2016 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Monday 7/18/2016 - 12:26 GMT |

Eight people were hospitalised after a mass brawl involving some 200 migrants broke out at a migrant camp in Hungary Sunday, a senior government official said.

A group of around 20 asylum-seekers -- including Algerians, Syrians, Pakistanis, and Mongolians -- triggered the violence when they exchanged blows before attacking each other using furniture, said Gyorgy Bakondi, chief advisor to Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

18 Jul 2016 description


  • Turkey: Procurement of 2,000 NFIs kits containing 1,000 polar fleece clothes and 1,000 underclothes was finalized and handed over to the Turkish Coast Guards Aegean Reginal Command for rescued migrants, during the reporting period. IOM also provided insulation materials for the 12 tarpaulin tents in reception areas in Turkish Coast Guards’ premises in preparation for the summer.

17 Jul 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

by Reuters
Saturday, 16 July 2016 09:31 GMT

"Serbia does not want to become a collective centre for migrants," says Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic

BELGRADE, July 16 (Reuters) - Serbian police and army will form joint patrols to protect the country's borders from illegal crossings of migrants mostly coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday.

15 Jul 2016 description


  • As of the end of the reporting period, some 215,380 people have arrived to Europe by sea, including 157,801 in Greece (as of 19 June), some 56,227 in Italy (as of 19 June) and some 1,352 in Spain (as of 30 April). So far in June 2016, there have been approximately 5,805 arrivals as compared with 54,588 arrivals in June 2015.

15 Jul 2016 description

Agency worried by reports of violence and worsening conditions at Hungarian-Serbian border

By: Zsolt Balla | 15 July 2016

RÖSZKE, Hungary, July 15 (UNHCR) - The UN refugee agency is deeply concerned that asylum-seekers are reportedly being forced back across the border into Serbia under new Hungarian regulations and calls for an investigation into reports that they are being subjected to violence and abuse. UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler told a press briefing in Geneva the new restrictions contravened EU and international law.

15 Jul 2016 description
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239,923 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,933 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 15 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

14 Jul 2016 description
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  • The situation in the North at the border with Hungary remained challenging with number of asylum seekers gathering to re-enter the EU rising to over 1,400. Humanitarian agencies and authorities continued providing increased assistance to address the consequent humanitarian, protection and security concerns. The scorching temperatures added to the difficult conditions faced by the asylum seekers there.

14 Jul 2016 description

238.220 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.942 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 12/7/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

14 Jul 2016 description

238,220 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,942 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 12 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

14 Jul 2016 description

Key Figures - Mediterranean

238,248 arrivals by sea in 2016

2,923 dead/missing in 2016

Trends of sea arrivals