The Migration Country Profiles project aspires to contribute to a better understanding of migratory trends across Africa and the Middle East towards Europe. The project focuses specifically on the 2016 top-ten countries of origin of migrants and six key countries of transit that migrants are likely to take before embarking on the Mediterranean or Aegean sea journeys.
The profiles take particular consideration the push factors of migration, including human rights, conflict, and development contexts of each country of origin and transit.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
Above-average wheat crop output forecast in 2017
Wheat import requirements increasing in 2017/18
Inflation rates increase
Above-average 2017 wheat crop to be harvested
Among those returned thus far, the vast majority have been nonSyrians and mainly constitute Pakistani nationals (45%). Other nationalities represented among returnees include Afghans,
Bangladeshis, Algerians and Iranians.
At least, 45% of those express no will to apply for asylum and/or withdrew their will to apply for asylum in Greece.
In total, 193 Syrians (16% of the total number of returnees) have been returned to Turkey to date and none have been returned on the basis that their claim was found inadmissible.
Overview of migrant situation in Turkey
According to the latest available gures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,3 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.
81,292 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 20 June
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Countrywide Conflict Displacement
This year, more than 136,300 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is 25 per cent less compared to the same period in the previous year, in which 181,030 people were displaced. Displacements this year have reached the majority of the country, with displacements being registered in 29 out of 34 provinces. Some 17 per cent of all displaced people have sought refuge in areas deemed hard to reach for humanitarian partners.
671 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
4,593 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
68,723 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017
154,759 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017
91% of returnees from Pakistan (610 individuals) assisted
6% of returnees from Iran (260 individuals) assisted
Return from Pakistan
A sharp increase of the overall registration figure was noted in the first quarter of the year. It is believed that this is the direct consequence of a stricter application of the 30 days rule following pre-registration: if no action is taken by the security apparatus, the pre-registered individuals are automatically cleared at the end of 30 days and show as registered. However Syrian refugees are facing difficulties in obtaining identity cards which limits their access to services such as health and education.
A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey
- In May, WFP assisted 12,868 people with full entitlements and 15,994 with partial entitlements (8,081 woman 6,061 girls, 8,082 men and 6,638 boys).
In May, 69 mt of sugar and 144 mt of internationally purchased lentils were released from custom clearance to be distributed in June.
Furthermore, 92 mt of vegetable oil were delivered to settlements (locally refined by Golnaz oil factory).
The Commonwealth has agreed to pay $70 million in compensation to more than 1,900 asylum seekers who spent time on Manus Island between 2012 and 2016.
It has agreed to an in-principle settlement of the case** **brought by the asylum seekers, which was set to begin in the Victorian Supreme Court today, in a case which had been years in the making.
73,189 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 13 June
363,401 arrivals in 2016
1 - Trainings on child protection principles, caring for child survivors of SGBV, child safeguarding, child protection in emergencies and child protection case management were delivered to both Child Protection stakeholders and other sectors encouraging the mainstreaming of the protection of children.
2 - Joint advocacy on child protection issues, including age assessments procedures and practices, was conducted.