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30 Jun 2016 description

Summary

 As of 29 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

30 Jun 2016 description
report Inter Press Service

By Rose Delaney

ROME, Jun 29 2016 (IPS) - Thus far, 2016 has proved fatal for the thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean in a bid to find safety in Italy. Alarmingly, between January and March, a spiralling death toll was recorded among refugees and migrants attempting to reach Italy by boat from North Africa.

30 Jun 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 6/30/2016 - 12:19 GMT

by Angus MACKINNON

Ten women died Thursday in a new migrant boat accident in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said as they began the grisly evacuation of hundreds of corpses from a salvaged wreck.

The latest tragedy occurred when a rubber dinghy packed with African migrants began taking on water in rough seas about 20 miles off the coast of Libya.

29 Jun 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Wednesday 6/29/2016 - 11:35 GMT

by Angus MACKINNON

Italy is to begin removing the remains of hundreds of people from a sunken migrant boat after raising it from the Mediterranean seabed and towing it to Sicily, the navy announced Wednesday.

The boat's sinking off Libya in April 2015 left as many as 800 people dead in the worst maritime tragedy in the Mediterranean since World War II.

28 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 222,291 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 26 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Deaths in the Mediterranean so far this year are 2,888, compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015.

28 Jun 2016 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Tuesday 6/28/2016 - 10:36 GMT

The head of the EU's border agency voiced concern Tuesday that growing numbers of Europe-bound migrants were turning to Egypt as a departure point for their perilous sea journey.

"Egypt is starting to become a departure country," said Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri in an interview with the Funke group of German regional newspapers.

"The number of boat crossings from Egypt to Italy has reached 1,000 (so far) this year," he said.

28 Jun 2016 description

Geneva, 27 June 2016. Reports that the Italian coast guards have rescued another 3,300 people crossing the Mediterranean on Sunday show that numbers of people making the dangerous crossing are likely to keep increasing.

Since Friday, the Italian Red Cross has been providing first line support to over 7,100 migrants in the ports across Italy’s southern regions of Sicily, Calabria, Apulia and Sardinia.

200 volunteers and staff have been delivering essential support including basic health care, providing relief supplies, and transporting people to hospitals and clinics.

27 Jun 2016 description

Joint NGO statement ahead of the European Council of 28-29 June 2016 NGOs strongly condemn new EU policies to contain migration

At the upcoming European Council, European Union (EU) leaders will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a new Partnership Framework with third countries. The Communication proposes an approach which aims to leverage existing EU and Member States' external cooperation instruments and tools in order to stem migration to Europe.

27 Jun 2016 description

214.861 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.861 muertos/deasaparecidos
publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 24/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

26 Jun 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Sunday 6/26/2016 - 17:36 GMT

A total of 3,324 migrants were rescued off Libya Sunday in 26 different operations, the Italian coastguard said, bringing to more than 10,000 the total saved since Thursday.

There were no reports of confirmed or suspected casualties after the operations to pick up migrants packed on to 25 rubber dinghies and one wooden boat, all of which were rescued less than 35 miles from the Libyan coast.

24 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, with one week remaining before 2016’s mid-year point.

24 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, with one week remaining before 2016’s mid-year point.

23 Jun 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 6/23/2016 - 20:53 GMT

Some 5,000 migrants were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, averting another potential high seas disaster.

A coastguard spokesman said it appeared many people had left the Libyan coast to attempt the perilous voyage across the sea to Europe during a spell of good weather.

"Around 5,000 people were saved in 43 rescue operations," the coastguard said in a statement.

23 Jun 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Extended Stays, No Separation from Adults

(Milan) – Children as young as 12 and traveling without family members are kept for weeks in overcrowded and unsafe conditions in the Pozzallo migrant registration center in Sicily, Human Rights Watch said today. Some asylum-seeking and other migrant children stay for over one month with unrelated adults in the center, designed for short-term stays, due to lack of space in shelters for children, putting them at risk of sexual abuse and violence from adults.

23 Jun 2016 description

 As of 22 June 2016, 61 countries and territories report continuing mosquito-borne transmission (Fig. 1) of which:

 47 countries are experiencing a first outbreak of Zika virus since 2015, with no previous evidence of circulation, and with ongoing transmission by mosquitos (Table 1).

 14 countries reported evidence of Zika virus transmission between 2007 and 2014, with ongoing transmission.

23 Jun 2016 description

214.691 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.861 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 21/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

23 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean

215,380 arrivals by sea in 2016*

2,868 dead/missing in 2016*

* data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 22 June 2016

Trends on sea arrivals

Between 13 and 19 June, some 405 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in Greece. This is a slight increase from the previous week when 358 people arrived to the Greek shores. For the fourth time in the last ten days, there were 40-60 daily new arrivals to Samos.

22 Jun 2016 description
report Oxfam

The flow of migrants into Italy continues to be dealt with as an ‘emergency’ situation. The EU’s ’hotspot’ approach, outlined in the European Agenda for Migration of May 2015 as a short-term measure, has been implemented in Italy and Greece and is an approach involving EU officers, in collaboration with national authorities, in the identification, fingerprinting and registration of migrants.