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29 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

In April, there were an average of 119 daily arrivals to the Greek shores. This figure represents an 86% decrease as compared to the average arrivals in March of 870 people daily.

In Italy, the number of refugees and migrants who arrived in April was noted to be 8,490. As compared to the same month in 2015 (16,063), the total number of arrivals has dropped by more than half.

Critical Developments

29 Apr 2016 description

183,017 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,244 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 29 April

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Apr 2016 description

Sources & Disclaimer:

Reported figures are estimates by UNHCR on daily arrivals from each country from one or more borders. UNHCR estimates are based on the most reliable information available per country, including information from UNHCR border teams, authorities, and humanitarian partners.

28 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

On 27 April, Sweden's Migration Agency forecast that Sweden expects between 40,000 and 100,000 people to claim asylum this year (which is a decrease from the original forecast of between 70,000 and 140,000).

Conditions of People

28 Apr 2016 description

On Wednesday, György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, told public television channel M1 that increasingly one can see that migrants are exploring new routes across the Balkans and from Libya to Italy.

The Chief Security Advisor said that this is one of the reasons it is so important for Europe to be able to protect its external borders and for it to have a system which can select those people who are truly in need of protection. This is also what the Prime Minister’s “Schengen 2.0” action plan proposes.

27 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • While HCIT access to asylum seekers in Kelebija and Horgos border crossings with Hungary remain denied by the authorities, the organisation distributed food and non-food aid in Subotica and nearby.

  • 68 asylum seekers departed by accessing procedures in Hungarian “transit zones”.

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 34 irregular arrivals from fYR Macedonia.

26 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

As reported by local media, a group of 35 people currently located on the island of Lesvos are expected to be returned to Turkey on 26 April as part of the EU-Turkey agreement. Greek media reported that the majority have expressed their wish to be repatriated given the present situation, which only allows for application to asylum in Greece.

26 Apr 2016 description

Confirmed pledges (persons) since 2013: 130,955
Additional places/visas granted under Other Legal Forms of Admission:* 15,823
Resettlement submissions to the USA: 32,369
TOTAL places made available to date: 179,147

26 Apr 2016 description

181,476 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 26 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

26 Apr 2016 description

The number of Syrians arriving in Europe seeking international protection continues to increase. However, it remains low compared to Syria`s neighboring countries, with slightly more than 10% of those who have fled the conflict seeking safety in Europe.

26 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of the asylum seekers at the border with Hungary continued to remain high with up to 390 that waited to be admitted into Hungarian “transit zones” and many others located near Subotica. 196 asylum seekers departed by accessing procedures in Hungarian “transit zones”.

  • HCIT access to asylum seekers at the border crossing with Hungary in Horgos and Kelebija remained unresolved with the authorities.

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 102 irregular arrivals: 64 from fYR Macedonia and 38 from Bulgaria.

26 Apr 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures

An estimated 181,450 refugees and migrants have entered Europe by sea so far this year, the majority of whom arrived to Greece (154,268). At least 1,261 people have died or gone missing as of 22 April.

Conditions of People

23 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • The total occupancy in the government facilities fell to 195, including 51 refugees/migrants remaining in the two transit sites in the West and 66 in the Presevo Reception Centre.

  • Some 330 asylum-seekers waited and 62 accessed Hungarian “transit zones”. Concerns about asylum-seekers lack of access to sanitary facilities was heightened with the announcement of new restrictions to humanitarian access.

23 Apr 2016 description

Sources & Disclaimer:

Reported figures are estimates by UNHCR on daily arrivals from each country from one or more borders. UNHCR estimates are based on the most reliable information available per country, including information from UNHCR border teams, authorities, and humanitarian partners.

22 Apr 2016 description

MDR65001 Europe: Migration: coordination, response and preparedness
MDRHR002 Croatia: Population Movement
MDRMK005 former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: Population Movement
MDRGR001 Greece: Population Movement
MDRHU004 Hungary: Population Movement
MDRIT002 Italy: Population Movement
MDRRS011 Serbia: Population Movement

A. Situation analysis Latest developments

22 Apr 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

In Greece, as of 20 April, 53,978 people are present in country with 7,645 people on the islands and 46,333 people on mainland in 34 facilities. On the islands, 5,164 people are in closed facilities, while 2,328 are in open centres or hotels (as of 18 April).

In Turkey, according to the Turkish General Directorate of Migration, 2,749,410 Syrian refugees are currently registered.

22 Apr 2016 description

Jurmala, Latvia | AFP | Friday 4/22/2016 - 14:02 GMT

Hungary's top diplomat on Friday said it was "not a fundamental human right" for migrants to pick their destination, during a meeting of EU members concerned about the record refugee crisis.

Foreign ministers and senior officials from 11 European Union nations plus Iceland met at the Latvian resort town of Jurmala to discuss Europe's worst refugee crisis since World War II, after a million migrants arrived on the continent's shores last year.

22 Apr 2016 description

180,245 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 22 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015