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06 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

06 May 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 December 2015, an estimated 1,008,616 fled to Europe by sea. 84% of them came from refugee-producing countries, with 49% from Syria, 21% from Afghanistan and 9% from Iraq. 17% were women and 25% were children under the age of 18.

06 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

GENEVA, 6 May 2016 –– UNICEF today called for urgent measures to protect unaccompanied refugee and migrant children in Europe – who are at serious risk of abuse, trafficking and exploitation and whose number reached a record of more than 95,000 last year.

06 May 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports an estimated 184,887 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 5 May.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,357. By comparison, deaths in 2015 through the end of April on all Mediterranean routes totalled 1,733, which was 27 percent greater than the 2016 total thus far.

06 May 2016 description
report Guardian

Louise Hunt in Ferrara and Banjul

In the Gambia, Europe holds the promise of jobs and hope. But for many of those who reach Italy’s shores, the reality is very different

Bubacarr* sits on a bench beside a playground in Ferrara, northern Italy. The 24-year-old looks shattered. A proud young man, he is embarrassed by the donated clothes he is wearing, tugging at his loose, faded trousers to make a point.

05 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Since the beginning of 2016, almost 184,500 people have crossed the Mediterranean to seek safety and protection in Europe. Of them, 154,914 arrived on Greek shores. Since last March, there has been a significant reduction in the flow of refugee and migrant populations from northern Greece due to the enforcement of more rigid border controls along with adoption of the EU-Turkey agreement.

05 May 2016 description
  • As of 4 May 2016, 57 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission; for 44 countries this is their first documented Zika virus outbreak (Fig. 1).

  • Mosquito-borne transmission (Table 1):

  • 44 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos.

  • 13 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

05 May 2016 description
  • The Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC) related to Ebola in West Africa was lifted on 29 March 2016. A total of 28 616 confirmed, probable and suspected cases have been reported in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 11 310 deaths.

05 May 2016 description

Highlights

  • As part of its information and awareness campaign, IOM organized a three-day cultural festival in Agadez, Niger. The festival opened at the IOM transit centre with a video screening exploring migration in Niger and the region. Other activities included a football match in the town square between a migrant team and young people from Agadez, and an evening of participatory theatre to encourage discussion around informed decisions about migration and safer alternatives.

04 May 2016 description

From:Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street and The Rt Hon David Cameron MP First published: 4 May 2016

David Cameron announced a new initiative for unaccompanied asylum-seeking children to be resettled in the UK from Greece, Italy and France.

04 May 2016 description
report Government of Italy

The FAO office in Lebanon with Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture has launched a project funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation. "Enhance the Livelihood and Food Security of Vulnerable Lebanese Women through Improving their Dairy Production Practices and Supporting their Dairy Processing Activities" proposes a number of ways to organise the dairy sector in all of its phases, particularly focusing on the safety and quality of the products.

04 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

03 May 2016 description

184,546 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,357 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 1 May

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

03 May 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Tuesday 5/3/2016 - 14:35 GMT

The Italian navy said Tuesday it is ready to raise a boat which sank off Libya last year and recover the bodies of hundreds of victims believed to have been trapped inside.

Taking advantage of a period of good weather and calm seas, several military ships will set off for the site on Wednesday and use a specially-designed crane to winch the wreck from its resting place, 380 metres (around 1,245 feet) down.

03 May 2016 description

Greece - International Organization for Migration reports an estimated 184,546 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 1 May. Latest fatalities stand at 1,357, which includes reports of at least four deadly shipwrecks off Libya’s coast since last Friday (29 April). whose fatalities are estimated as 113 men, women and children according to witnesses who spoke to IOM staffers after arriving in Italy at Catania, Pozzallo, Lampedusa and Trapani

03 May 2016 description

Daily report

Arrivals and Departures

During the first four months of 2016 27,893 people arrived by sea to Italy. During the same period in 2015, 26,228 people disembarked which constitutes an increase of 6%. In Italy, the number of refugees and migrants who arrived in April was noted to be 9,116. As compared to the same month in 2015 (16,063), the total number of arrivals has dropped by more than half (57%).

03 May 2016 description

181.546 llegadas por mar en 2016
1.357 muertos/desaparecidos
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 3/5/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

03 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

423 Afghan and Iraqi nationals were registered with UNHCR in Turkey between 27-28 April. According to media sources, 221 people were apprehended and/or rescued at Turkey’s land and sea borders between 28-29 April. To date, the number of people returned from Greece is 385 whilst those readmitted through the land border with Greece to Turkey are reported to total 322 people.

02 May 2016 description
report European Union

Asylum applicants considered to be unaccompanied minors

Slightly more than half are Afghans

In 2015, 88 300 asylum seekers applying for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU) were considered to be unaccompanied minors. While their number always stood between 11 000 and 13 000 in the EU over the period 2008-2013, it almost doubled in 2014 to reach slightly more than 23 000 persons, then nearly quadrupled in 2015.

02 May 2016 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC More than 700 people attempting the lethal sea crossing from North Africa to Italy were rescued and taken to Sicily this weekend. Italian Red Cross teams at the port of Pozzallo and Messina provided emergency medical care, food, water and psychological support to survivors who were rescued by the Italian coastguard on Sunday. Two bodies were also retrieved in the rescue.