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20 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
3,161
arrivals by sea in 2017
230
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

20 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Around 7,300 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking were counted in Serbia. With new spaces in Obrenovac (see below), the number of sheltered refugees and migrants in now 17 government facilities has increased to 6,200 or 85 % of the total, while the rest mainly stayed rough in Belgrade city centre.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Save the Children

Nearly 2,000 refugees, including up to 300 children, are at risk of freezing to death, frostbite and hypothermia.

Trapped in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, children are sleeping in makeshift accommodation, in temperatures lower than -14C as they wait for access into Hungary.

The abandoned buildings where refugees and migrants are staying have high ceilings, broken windows, no heating, and no toilet facilities.

Keeping warm to stay alive

17 Jan 2017 description

The situation

Severe winter weather and extreme temperatures as low as – 30 degrees Celsius in some areas affected much of Central, Southern and Eastern Europe, including Turkey and Greece in the first two weeks of January 2017.

17 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Around 7,300 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking were counted in Serbia, of which 5,942 (i.e. 82%) were accommodated in 16 government shelters, many exceeding capacities (see below chart). Some 49% are from Afghanistan, 19% from Iraq, 10% each from Syria and Pakistan, 5% from Iran and 7% from other countries. 46% are children, 39% adult men and 15% adult women.

17 Jan 2017 description

285 illegal border crossers were apprehended on the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday, according to a statement by the National Police Headquarters.

According to the statistics published on the Police website, 78, 110 and 88 migrants were apprehended on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, respectively, and were accompanied back across the Serbian-Hungarian border by police and border guards on duty at the border. 9 illegal migrants were apprehended within the 8-kilometre border zone and along other external stretches of the border.

17 Jan 2017 description

“Last year’s figures show that, although to a lesser extent than in 2015, the Hungarian-Serbian border is still under permanent pressure”, the Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister said.

György Bakondi emphasised: “There have been 1142 attempts to illegally enter the country along the Hungarian-Serbian stretch of the border so far this year, which is at least the same order of magnitude as last year, despite the cold weather and the fact that countries to the south are implementing more intensive protection”.

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

Key Figures

Mediterranean
1,165
arrivals by sea in 2017
11
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Last week, 382 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea from Turkey, a small increase from the 373 that arrived the previous week. Most arrivals took place on Lesvos, Samos, and Chios. So far 393 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea to Greece in 2017.

13 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • With more refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking registration and shelter in harsh winter-weather, their overall count in Serbia increased to close to 7,400. Over 82% were accommodated in 16 government shelters, many exceeding capacities (see below chart). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or near the border with Hungary.

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.

10 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • With more refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking registration and shelter in harsh winter-weather their overall count in Serbia increased to 7,200. Close to 82% were accommodated in 16 government shelters, many exceeding capacities (see below chart). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or near the border with Hungary.

07 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
875
arrivals by sea in 2017

11
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

06 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Serbia, Hungary Leave People Without Adequate Shelter as Winter Hits Hard

By Lydia Gall

While many in Serbia prepare for Orthodox Christmas, others in the country and neighboring Hungary are bedding down in freezing cold weather hoping to survive.

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.

03 Jan 2017 description

Weekly Report

Key Figures
Mediterranean
361,788
arrivals by sea in 2016*
5,022
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

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

Weekly Report

Key Figures
Mediterranean
358,923
arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,913
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals