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 2-8 April 2017 and includes updates on influenza, MDR TB and Measles.
GENEVA – The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria welcomed a contribution of €140 million from the government of Italy for the three-year period beginning in 2017, a strong demonstration of Italy’s leadership in global health.
The contribution, an increase of 40 percent over Italy’s last contribution of €100 million, was first announced at the Global Fund’s Fifth Replenishment conference in September 2016, where donors pledged over US$12.9 billion in a demonstration of extraordinary global commitment toward ending the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Switzerland - IOM reports that 29,811 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 5 April, with over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 172,353 through the first 96 days of 2016.
Total arrivals by sea and deaths in the Mediterranean 2016-2017
29,811 arrivals by sea in 2017 663 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 07 April 363,401 arrivals in 2016
Scenario 1 Slight increase in migration via N Africa to EU
The political and security situation in Libya remains unstable and the movement of migrants from Libya to the Mediterranean continues largely unhindered. The slightly rising trend in arrivals to Italy continues, with an expected seasonal spike during the summer months as smuggler activity becomes slightly more organised. The number of people stuck in Libya remains stable. Meanwhile the number of returns and readmissions from (and to) EU member states continues at a very low level.
The body of a dead person was found on one of the dinghies.
ROME, April 6 (Reuters) - Italy's Coast Guard and humanitarian ships rescued 1,350 migrants in 12 separate operations in the Mediterranean on Thursday and one person was found dead.
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29,369 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 04 April
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Switzerland - IOM reports that 29,369 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 April, with over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 172,089 through the first 93 days of 2016.
Monthly trend report
Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA
About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
Mediterranean 28,378 arrivals by sea in 2017
905 dead/missing in 2017
Trends of Arrivals in the Mediterranean
From 20 to 26 March, 414 persons arrived by sea to Greece. Chios recorded the majority of sea arrivals (224), followed by Lesvos (72) and Leros (72). A total of 3,783 persons reached the Greek shores from 01 January until 26 March 2017.
MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.
This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.
Mediterranean 28,378 arrivals by sea in 2017*
813 dead/missing in 2017
Trends of Sea Arrivals
From 01 January 2017, 20,580 persons arrived by sea, including 3,369 to Greece (as of 21 March), 19,549 to Italy (as of 21 March) and 1,000 to Spain (as of 31 January). As of 19 March, 537 people have died or gone missing while trying to reach Europe by sea, compared with 5,022 in the whole of 2016.
26,589 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 28 March
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Switzerland - IOM reports that 27,850 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 29 March, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 165,697 through the first 89 days of 2016.
The Migration Geo-Portal aspires to promote a better understanding of migratory trends towards Europe through in-depth data analysis and visualisation. Our work focuses specifically on migrant arrivals, and fatal incidences during the sea journeys, to Italy, Greece, and Spain. We update the Migration Geoportal monthly giving insight into the most recent developments in the Mediterranean diaspora.
Refugee rights subsiding? New AIDA comparative report
An AIDA comparative report launched today discusses the impact of Europe’s two-tier protection regime, distinguishing between refugee status and subsidiary protection, on the rights of those granted protection.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is deeply saddened at the news of another shipwreck in the Mediterranean, which may have left up to 146 people dead or missing.
In the past two days, rescuers have picked up more than 1,100 migrants at sea
- Humanitarian ship picked up survivor on Tuesday - IOM
- Some 1,100 migrant rescues made in two days
- Italy passes law to protect unaccompanied minors
By Steve Scherer
ROME, March 29 (Reuters) - A rubber boat packed with migrants sank in the Mediterranean and the presumed sole survivor - a 16-year-old Gambian boy - told rescuers he believed all other passengers drowned, the International Migration Organization (IOM) said on Wednesday.
Italian parliament passes law following lobbying efforts and release of UNICEF’s “Child Alert: A Deadly Journey for Children”