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28 Sep 2016 description

Amnesty International regrets Hungary’s rejection of many recommendations relating to the rights of refugees and migrants,1in particular, its rejection of recommendations to end the criminalization of irregular entry, the use of “transit zones”,2 and the detention of asylum seekers.3 Amnesty International is also disappointed that Hungary did not support a recommendation to revise the national list of “safe countries”.4 A “safe third country” mechanism cannot be used to sidestep Hungary’s obligations under international law.

28 Sep 2016 description

Key Figures
Mediterranean
300,333
arrivals by sea in 2016*
3,210
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

28 Sep 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.

26 Sep 2016 description

Hungary: Appalling treatment of asylum-seekers a deliberate populist ploy

Thousands of asylum-seekers – including unaccompanied children – are suffering violent abuse, illegal push backs and unlawful detention at the hands of Hungary’s authorities and a system blatantly designed to deter them, Amnesty International has revealed in a new report.

26 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
25 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners in Serbia, continued growing, now to 5,000. 86% (or 4,309) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,560 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,749 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre, while the others were counted at night in Belgrade City or the border with Hungary. UNHCR, authorities and partners maintained reinforced presence and support at all sites throughout the country.

23 Sep 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 181/2016

Syrians continued to be the most numerous

During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Of the 4,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners, 86% (or 4,234) were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,606 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,628 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

23 Sep 2016 description

300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,501 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

20 Sep 2016 description

298.474 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.213 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

20 Sep 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Ensure Prompt Asylum Process; Probe Excessive Force Allegations

(Budapest) – Hungary is keeping many of the most vulnerable asylum seekers stranded on its border in poor conditions for weeks while they wait to enter the country and file their claims. Some said that border officials had used excessive force against them.

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

18 Sep 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Prime Minister Viktor Orban, who opposes immigration into the EU, has largely managed to seal the Serbia-Hungary border to migrants

  • Few migrants cross Serbian border

  • Hungary building second line of border fence

  • Orban steps up anti-migrant campaign ahead of Oct. 2 vote

  • Referendum could boost Orban's domestic standing

By Marton Dunai and Krisztina Than

18 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Some 4,900 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants, encountered by UNHCR and partners, remain in Serbia. Around 86% (4,214) of them were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,690 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,524 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

16 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia, encountered by UNHCR and partners, continued to rise, now to around. 4,900. 87% (4,273) of them were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,666 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,607 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre. The rest were counted at the border with Hungary and in Belgrade city.

16 Sep 2016 description

297,039 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,212 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 16 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

15 Sep 2016 description

Key Figures
Mediterranean
298,099
arrivals by sea in 2016*
3,210
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals