Dead and Missing in 2017 (as of 31 March 2017)
Between 1 January and 31 March 2017, 3,491 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first three months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. Their numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 2,680 UASC arrived in the first three months of the year.
Following a field visit in March 2017, Forum réfugiés – Cosi has published a report documenting barriers to access the legal information and the asylum procedure on the French-Italian border. Last year, a total of 36,789 migrants were arrested in the _département_ of Alpes-Maritimes, 95% of whom were returned to Italy.
Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 44,209 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 3 May, with the vast majority arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 184,741 arrivals through 3 May 2016.
44,209 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 05 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016
ROME – At a time when a record-high number of people have been forced to flee their homes across the world, a new study by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) clearly establishes that high levels of food insecurity lead to higher levels of migration across borders.
Over half of the beneficiaries were Syrians
The 28 Member States of the European Union (EU) granted protection status to 710 400 asylum seekers in 2016, more than double the number of 2015. In addition to these, the EU Member States received over 14 000 resettled refugees.
13,439 People arrived by sea.
1,875 Unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arrived by sea.
31% Sea arrivals disembarked in hotspots.
487 Dead and missing at sea.
24,209 Asylum applications, including from sea and other arrivals.
14,813 Asylum decisions made by decentralized Territorial Commissions.
3,941 Total relocations from Italy under the EU relocation scheme.
174,469 People accommodated in reception centres on 28 February 2017.
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
Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 43,357 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 26 April, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 182,022 arrivals through 26 April 2016.
43,357 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 28 April
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Oxfam has joined a program to help Syrians find refuge in Europe. 60 people, including many families, will arrive in Italy today to seek asylum as part of a humanitarian visa programme approved by the Italian government. The people will be hosted by Oxfam in the Italian region of Tuscany for the duration of their asylum process.
Between January and March 2017, one in four of the 29,758 refugees and migrants entered Europe by sea were children. During the same period of time, close to 25,000 children have claimed asylum in Europe, while around 24,600 remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.
IOM Greece reported Monday the deaths and disappearances of 23 migrants, including refugees, over the weekend off the island of Lesvos in waters between Greece and Turkey. Hellenic authorities reported finding the remains of nine people while Turkish officials reported finding the remains of seven others. There were two survivors and indications of at least seven more people missing. One of the survivors was an expectant mother who was taken to a local hospital.
Already more than 1,000 people have been reported dead or missing in 2017 while trying to cross the Mediterranean in search for a life in safety and dignity, figures published today by two UN agencies show. Also today, the European Court of Auditors has criticized appalling gaps in the EU’s ‘hotspot’ approach for receiving migrants.
In response, Oxfam International’s Deputy Director for Advocacy and Campaigns, Natalia Alonso, said:
On the death of migrants in the Mediterranean:
The EU’s so-called “hotspot” approach for irregular migrants arriving in Italy and Greece has helped to significantly improve the registration, identification and security checking of migrants. But more needs to be done as thousands of migrants are still stranded on the Greek islands after their arrival, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. Many of those affected are unaccompanied minors, say the auditors, and more should be done to help them.
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 16-22 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, cholera, poliomyelitis, measles, legionnaires' disease and yellow fever.