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29 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 193,333 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016.

IOM Rome reported that, through 24 May this year, 50,267 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below), however that does not include all the men, women and children who are believed to have been rescued over the past 48 hours.

28 May 2017 description

Rome hoped to persuade other major industrialised nations to open more legal channels for migration and to focus attention on food security

  • Migrants coming by sea to Italy at record pace

  • Calm summer waters mean surge in arrivals looms

By Steve Scherer and Giselda Vagnoni

26 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 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

26 May 2017 description

La cumbre debería abordar los problemas causados por los altos e inaceptables precios de los medicamentos y la falta de I+D para combatir las infecciones resistentes a los medicamentos.

Ante la celebración de la cumbre del G7 que tendrá lugar este fin de semana en Taormina, Italia, instamos a los líderes del G7 a que se comprometan a llevar a cabo políticas migratorias más humanas y que dicho compromiso se mantenga a largo plazo.

26 May 2017 description

60,521 arrivals by sea in 2017 1,530 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 26 May 363,401 arrivals in 2016

26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 12:07 GMT

Some 2,300 migrants were pulled from rubber and wooden boats in international waters between Libya and Italy

TRIPOLI, May 26 (Reuters) - Nearly 80 migrants were rescued off Libya's coast after clinging to their sinking boat for two days, though the bodies of seven people who did not survive were also recovered, officials said.

Read more at Thomson Reuters Foundation

26 May 2017 description

Ahead of the G7 summit this weekend in Taormina, Italy, the international medical-humanitarian organisation Médecins Sans Frontières urges G7 leaders to make a boldcommitment to humane and long-term migration policies. Several global health issues will also be on the G7 agenda, and MSF calls on the summit to address the issues of unaffordable medicine prices and the lack of research and development undertaken to combat drug-resistant infections and other patient needs.

25 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

As G7 leaders gather in Taormina, Sicily, UNICEF urges them to adopt six-point action agenda to keep refugee and migrant children safe

TAORMINA, Italy, 25 May 2017 – At least 200 children have died along the dangerous Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy so far this year – a rate of more than one child per day – according to the latest estimates from UNICEF. The updated child death figures come as leaders of G7 countries gather in Sicily, a major locus for the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe.

23 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 59,135 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 21 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 190,977 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016.

Mediterranean Developments

IOM Rome reported that, through 21 May this year, 50,041 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below).

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
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AI Index: EUR 30/6319/2017
22 May 2017

Amnesty International is deeply concerned that Italian authorities may be attempting to circumvent their obligation to protect people fleeing widespread and systematic human rights violations and abuses in Libya by facilitating the interception of refugees and migrant boats by Libyan authorities in the central Mediterranean.

22 May 2017 description

by Liska Wittenberg

Every summer since 2014 has seen an increase in the number of refugees and migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Italy and Malta. This increase in migration is having a wide-ranging impact on countries of origin, transit, and destination, creating new and complex challenges for governments, humanitarian agencies, the European Union, and the international community at large.

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).

20 May 2017 description
  • Migrant arrivals to Italy by boat up 35 percent

  • Italy, EU seeking to bolster Libyan coastguard

  • People going hungry in Libyan centres - MSF

By Steve Scherer

ABOARD RESCUE SHIP AQUARIUS, May 19 (Reuters) - A day after reaching safety aboard a humanitarian ship, migrants on Friday told of arbitrary detention, slavery and beatings in Libya as Europe seeks to build up the Tripoli-based coastguard.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

19 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 54,715 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 May, with nearly 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 189,950 arrivals across the region through 17 May 2016

IOM Rome reported that, through 17 May this year, 45,754 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy, and over 8,500 – or nearly one fifth of this year’s total – have arrived over the past two weeks. (See chart below.)

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.