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22 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants continued to stabilise with 6,842 counted in Serbia on 21 May. 95% of them were accommodated in 18 governmental shelters (below chart refers).

  • Reports of 137 collective expulsions from Croatia were received - more than double the preceding week, with many alleging to have been denied access to asylum procedures and to disproportionate use of force by Croatian authorities.

22 May 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 46,015 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 30 April 2017.

Until 30 April 2017, there were estimated 37,248 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 27,926 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (33% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 96% lower number of arrivals by the end April 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (5,742 and 156,551 respectively).

19 May 2017 description

Abstract

​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 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

16 May 2017 description
report European Union

There were more than 14 100 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU in April, 2% higher than the number of detections from the previous month. The total number of detections in the first four months of 2017 fell 84% from the same period of last year to almost 47 000, even though Italy continued to see numbers higher than a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

16 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • 7,020 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 14 May. During the week UNHCR and partners met and assisted only 30 new arrivals. For the first time this year, these did not include a single unaccompanied or separated child (UASC).

12 May 2017 description

Abstract

​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 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.

11 May 2017 description

by Nóra Köves

Two years ago, the Hungarian government began to criminalise asylum seekers and migrants with clear political motivations. The European Commission initiated an infringement procedure against Hungary already in December 2015, but violations of human rights have persisted and even expanded.

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • 7,219 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, 84% (6,052) of which sheltered in 18 government facilities (below chart refers).

  • The Serbian Commissioner for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) announced plans to – within one month - transfer to governmental centres all refugee and migrants still squatting in Belgrade city centre. On 07 May, a first 99 men, including 10 UASCs, were relocated to Adasevci Transit Centre (TC).

08 May 2017 description

Key figures (Oct 2015 - 12 Apr 2017)
- 5,001 persons relocated
- 10,659 places pledged
- 34,953 target

05 May 2017 description

The Danish Refugee Appeals Board issued a decision yesterday to suspend transfers to Hungary under the Dublin Regulation in four cases.

04 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK / GENEVA, 4 May 2017 – Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo, UNICEF warned today. Despite having a legitimate right to join families in destination countries in Western Europe, like Germany or Sweden, most stranded asylum seekers do not know whether or when they will be permitted to move forward.

04 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia continued to stabilize. 7,364 were counted on 30 April. 5,985 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres across the country, while the rest were counted squatting mainly in Belgrade City.

  • Based on all available information, 43% of those accommodated are children, 42% adult men, and 15% adult women; 57% originate from Afghanistan, 19% from Iraq, 13% from Pakistan, 6% from Syria and 5% from other counties.

01 May 2017 description

2,387 interviews were conducted in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from February to April 2017

About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys

30 Apr 2017 description

Appeal history

From June 2015, onwards: Increasing numbers of people arrived in Hungary in transit to other destinations in western and northern Europe.

5 August 2015: CHF 322,365 was allocated from the IFRC’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF). By the first week of August 2015, an average of 1,500 migrants were registered along the border on a daily basis, and growing to over 3,500 people a day in early September 2015.

26 Apr 2017 description

The two boys, aged 12 and 13, had fled Afghanistan without their families and survived the journey to Europe, travelling by themselves across Iran, Turkey and Bulgaria, before arriving in Serbia. There they tried to cross the border into Hungary, but were turned back by border guards and sent to an asylum centre in Belgrade. For two months they made several more unsuccessful attempts to cross the border, hoping to get to Germany. One day, they left the asylum centre and never returned, joining thousands of migrant children making their way on their own in a foreign land.

24 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia appears to stabilise (see the chart below). On 23 April, 7,363 were counted in Serbia. 84% (6,162) were sheltered in 18 government facilities, while the rest were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade city centre or close to the borders with Croatia or Hungary.

24 Apr 2017 description

“Hungarian state aid will this year again be making it possible for seven hundred Ukrainian children, whose fathers died or were wounded in the armed conflict in the Donets Basin, to vacation in Hungary together with a companion”, Minister of State for Churches, Minorities and Civil Affairs Miklós Soltész announced on Friday in Kiev at a press conference held jointly with Ukrainian Deputy Minister for Social Policy Natalya Fedorovich.