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26 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
24 Sep 2016 description

12,582 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date, as reported by the Libyan Coast Guard (LCG)

Regional Migrant Figures Update

In 2016 (as of 21 September) 130,567 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central Mediterranean route, whereby 5,997 migrants were recorded between 11 and 18 September, an 87% increase from the week before when 3,209 were reported. The main countries of origin are Nigeria, Eritrea and Gambia.

24 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 300,450 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,050 people have arrived in Greece and 130,567 in Italy during 2016.

Totals in 2015 through the entire month of September last year were 518,181 – nearly 50 percent higher than 2016’s totals, with slightly over a week remaining in September.

23 Sep 2016 description

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 18-24 September 2016 and includes updates on Zika virus, West Nile fever and MERS.

23 Sep 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Dominique Von Rohr and Rose Delaney

ROME, Sep 23 2016 (IPS) - Rome ….. Termini station, 2:00 pm on a Tuesday afternoon. Five young boys are standing next to the escalators, constantly shifting, dispersing, meeting up again. They are laughing, typing on their phones, chatting, smoking. They seem like average teenagers with fancy hairstyles and smart clothes. But every once in a while, they nervously glance over to the security personnel circling Termini station. Or carefully examine older men walking by.

23 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission

eurostat news release 181/2016

Syrians continued to be the most numerous

During the second quarter of 2016 (from April to June 2016), 305 700 first time asylum seekers applied for international protection in the Member States of the European Union (EU), up by 6% compared with the first quarter of 2016 (when 287 100 first time applicants were registered).

23 Sep 2016 description

300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,501 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Sep 2016 description

On August 24, at 3:36 am local time, central Italy was hit with a 6.2 magnitude earthquake. Accumoli and Amatrice were among the most severely damaged regions. To see how Tzu Chi can further help victims of this disaster, a team of 13 Tzu Chi volunteers from Germany as well as Italy began to conduct an assessment of the damage.

A devastating earthquake hit Central Italy. Amatrice is being the most severely damaged town. In the town’s only hospital, the night of the earthquake, all the residents, patients and medical staff were evacuated.

23 Sep 2016 description
report Save the Children

More than 200 refugees and migrants are en route to Sicily following three search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Wednesday 21 September.

Amongst those on board Save the Children's vessel, Vos Hestia, are more than 40 children, including one child under the age of five.

More than 30 children have told the rescue team that they are travelling alone, without any family members or adults, and some said they have fled war zones in the Middle East.

22 Sep 2016 description

The EU Relocation Scheme: Based on European Commission proposals, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted two decisions in September 2015 for the relocation of 160,000 asylum-seekers from frontline EU Member States. As per the decisions, 66,400 persons are to be relocated from Greece and 39,600 from Italy over a two-year period (September 2015-September 2017) to support their asylum systems and provide protection.

22 Sep 2016 description

Rosetta, Egypt | AFP | Thursday 9/22/2016 - 17:52 GMT

by Haitham El-Tabei

Rescuers brought more bodies ashore Thursday after a boat crowded with migrants capsized off the Egyptian coast, leaving at least 55 people dead and dozens missing.

Survivors said up to 450 migrants had been aboard the fishing vessel when it sank on Wednesday about 12 kilometres (eight miles) from Egypt's Mediterranean port city of Rosetta.

A health ministry official said 55 bodies had been retrieved. According to the military, 163 survivors have been rescued.

21 Sep 2016 description

Rosetta, Egypt | AFP | Wednesday 9/21/2016 - 21:12 GMT

by Haitham El-Tabei

A boat carrying up to 450 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean off Egypt's north coast on Wednesday, drowning 42 people and prompting a search operation that rescued 163 passengers, officials said.

The vessel overturned off the port city of Rosetta, police and health officials said.

Five survivors, handcuffed to beds in a Rosetta hospital room, told AFP up to 450 people were on board.

20 Sep 2016 description

Numbers crossing sea to Europe in first nine months of 2016 are down on last year, but higher than whole of 2014.

By: Jonathan Clayton

GENEVA – Over 300,000 refugees and migrants have made the dangerous Mediterranean sea crossing so far this year, according to figures released by UNCR, the UN Refugee Agency today.

20 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 298,474 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. This figure is well short of the 469,869 arrivals recorded by IOM at this point in 2015.

Some 165,409 people have arrived in Greece and 130,561 in Italy during 2016.

20 Sep 2016 description

The EU Relocation Scheme: Based on European Commission proposals, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted two decisions in September 2015 for the relocation of 160,000 asylum-seekers from frontline EU Member States. As per the decisions, 66,400 persons are to be relocated from Greece and 39,600 from Italy over a two-year period (September 2015-September 2017) to support their asylum systems and provide protection.

20 Sep 2016 description

298.474 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.213 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

19 Sep 2016 description

On 19 September, leaders from all over the world will meet to adopt the New York Declaration, coming together to work on a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants”.