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08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

4,467
People arrived by sea.

798
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea.

26%
Sea arrivals disembarked in hotspots.

254
Dead and missing at sea.

33%
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.

551
Asylum-seekers relocated from Italy under the EU relocation scheme.

08 Mar 2017 description

Between 1 and 31 January 2017, 4,467 persons arrived to Italy by sea. This is a slight decrease compared to sea arrivals at the end of January 2016 (5,273). As in previous years, monthly arrivals were comparatively lower during the winter, due to less favourable weather and sea conditions.

08 Mar 2017 description

Between 1 and 31 January 2017, 820 children arrived in Italy by sea: 97% of them arrived unaccompanied (798). UASC account for some 18% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 24% compared to January 2016.

07 Mar 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 19,384 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 5 March, over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 138,524 through the first 65 days of 2016.

IOM Rome spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo reports that, according to Italian Ministry of Interior figures, in 2017 15,844 migrants arrived in Italy by sea as of 6 March. On March 5th, some 1,442 migrants were brought ashore by the Italian Coast Guard and the NGOs SOS Mediterranée and ProActiva Open Arms.

07 Mar 2017 description

19,384 arrivals by sea in 2017
521 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 07 March
363,401 arrivals in 2016

06 Mar 2017 description

In September 2015, the EU agreed on a two-year plan to relocate asylum-seekers from Greece and Italy to other EU Member States. Under this plan, 66,400 asylum-seekers were foreseen to be relocated from Greece, and 39,600 from Italy. Nationalities that have at least a 75 per cent recognition rate at first instance across the EU (based on the latest Eurostat quarterly statistics) are eligible for relocation.

06 Mar 2017 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

During the reporting period, 268 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea to Greece. The number of sea arrivals fluctuated between 0 (21-25-26 February) and 165 (22 February). Chios recorded the majority of estimated sea arrivals (165), followed by Crete (60). Comparing with the previous week the average number of daily arrivals increased from 27 to 38.

06 Mar 2017 description

"Experience shows that voluntary returns are most cost-effective"

* EU prioritises voluntary returns to tackle migrant crisis

* Many migrants struggle as street vendors in Italy

* Germany investing heavily in voluntary assisted returns

* Italy invests less despite large arrival numbers

By Steve Scherer

03 Mar 2017 description

At the age of 10, Alidad Shiri set off alone for Europe. Fifteen years later, he is about to graduate with a degree in philosophy from the University of Trento.

By: Barbara Molinario | 3 March 2017

BOLZANO, Italy – Afghan refugee Alidad Shiri was just a boy of 10 when he set off alone on a four-year odyssey to Europe. Now aged 25, he is about to graduate with a degree in philosophy from the University of Trento.

03 Mar 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 16,927 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 1 March, about 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Spain and Greece. This compares with 132,743 through the first 60 days of 2016.

No new arrivals to Italy have been recorded since Tuesday. However, IOM Rome spokesman Flavio Di Giacomo says he expects hundreds of newly rescued individuals to arrive in Italian ports starting Friday. Arrivals in Greece since 27 February totaled 163, with no arrivals on March 1, the most recent date for which data is available.

03 Mar 2017 description

16,927 arrivals by sea in 2017

487 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 28 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

02 Mar 2017 description

16,775 arrivals by sea in 2017

485 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 28 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

28 Feb 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 16,775 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 26 February, with just over 80 percent arriving in Italy and the rest in Greece and Spain. This compares with 124,986 through the first 57 days of 2016.

28 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF calls for implementation of six-point agenda for action to keep refugee and migrant children safe

NEW YORK/GENEVA, 28 February 2017 – Refugee and migrant children and women are routinely suffering sexual violence, exploitation, abuse and detention along the Central Mediterranean migration route from North Africa to Italy, UNICEF warned in a new report.

27 Feb 2017 description

A. Summary of the current situation

Migration trends

As of 8 February 2017, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe, including more than 9,000 to Italy. This is an increase for Italy of almost one third against the same period in 2016.

27 Feb 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for January 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

25 Feb 2017 description

13,924 arrivals by sea in 2017

366 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 24 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016