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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

Greece - IOM reports an estimated 183,017 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 27. Latest fatalities stand at 1,244.

IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo said Thursday that 1,400 migrants rescued through last weekend have been brought to shore in recent days. Additionally, 237 migrants were brought to Italy’s Lampedusa island on Thursday night.

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

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

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 26 Apr 2016): 154,553

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2016: 3,101

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 119

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2016: 870

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 17

Dead and missing 272 dead - 152 missing (2015) 132 dead - 24 missing (9 April. 2016)

27 Apr 2016 description

Humanitarian situation

Key messages

  • The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees and internally displaced people) has continued to rise alarmingly in 2015 and 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide.

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

Greece - International Organization for Migration reports an estimated 181,476 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 13. Latest fatalities stand at 1,232.

IOM on Tuesday morning learned of reports of corpses being retrieved off the coast of Libya near Garabulli, although it is not known whether these may be victims of last week’s shipwreck or from a different incident.

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

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

26 Apr 2016 description

The 2015 Foreign Office Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy shows that human rights remain at the heart of British foreign policy.

The Foreign Office has issued its Annual Human Rights Report for 2015. The report, published on 21 April 2016, illustrates the priority attached to human rights across the FCO network.

The Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond, said:

25 Apr 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 23 Apr 2016): 154,439

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2016: 2,987

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 130

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2016: 870

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 0

Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
132 dead - 24 missing (9 April. 2016)

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

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,232, including nearly 500 believed to have died off Libya earlier this month. Reports first surfaced on Monday (18 April) of the deaths of several hundred migrants – believed to be mainly from the Horn of Africa. A definitive account of the tragedy has yet to be confirmed.

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

22 Apr 2016 description

Operational Updates

  • In March, 2,476 primary school girls and 723 secondary school girls received four bottles of vegetable oil each as an education incentive. In addition, 174 primary school teachers within the settlements received vegetable oil.

22 Apr 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 21 Apr 2016): 154,268

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2016: 2,816

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 134

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2016: 870

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 7

21 Apr 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

According to the Turkish Coast Guard, 1,252 people were intercepted and rescued in the Aegean Sea so far in April.
There were 567 apprehensions on land in the same period.

Conditions of People