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24 Jun 2016 description
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HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • A number of events were organized in all sites to mark the World Refugee Day, on 20 June, UNHCR also opened a photo exhibition “UNHCR in Serbia: 40 Years of Assistance and Cooperation” in Belgrade marking the 40 years anniversary of UNHCR presence in the country.

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

György Bakondi, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, has told public television channel M1 that on Monday migrants began a protest at the Closed Asylum Reception Centre in Kiskunhalas. He said that some one hundred migrants – most of them from Pakistan – took part in a march within the camp demanding to be let out and to be placed in open camps. They were still protesting in the evening, Mr. Bakondi added.

Police arrived at the reception centre in appropriate numbers, but they did not need to take action until the evening.

21 Jun 2016 description

On Monday, the National Police Headquarter informed Hungarian news agency MTI that between Friday and Sunday 442 people crossing the border illegally were apprehended in Hungary, proceedings for people smuggling were launched in four cases.

According to the statistics published on the Police’s website, on Friday 201, on Saturday 84 and on Sunday 157 were apprehended.

21 Jun 2016 description

Key Figures Mediterranean

211,385 arrivals by sea in 2016*
2,856 dead/missing in 2016*

*data.unhcr.org/mediterranean as of 15 june 2016

18 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • After the parliament in Budapest adopted a new law that allows the police to return asylum seekers that entered Hungary irregularly and were apprehended within 8 km zone from the Serbian border, the Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Policy, Mr. Aleksandar Vulin was quoted in the media that “Serbia will not allow forcible return of migrants from Hungary or any other country to its territory” and announced that Belgrade will seek an explanation from Budapest.

17 Jun 2016 description

213,581 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,859 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 17 June
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

15 Jun 2016 description

210.643 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.859 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 14/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

14 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Approximately 600 asylum seekers, predominantly women and children, were waiting their admission into Hungarian “transit zones” in the open at the border crossing in Horgos I and Kelebjia. The Serbian Commissariat for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) accommodated also up to 194 in the Refugee Aid Point (RAP) in Subotica.

14 Jun 2016 description
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210,643 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,859 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 14 June
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

13 Jun 2016 description

207.260 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.856 muertos/desaparecidos

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

13 Jun 2016 description

207,260 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,856 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 10 June
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

11 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of asylum seekers, predominantly women and children, waiting near the “transit zones” at the border with Hungary went from over 500 on 6 June to over 590 on 9 June. Hungarian authorities continued admitting around 30 asylum seekers per day.

  • Of an estimated 300 irregular arrivals to Serbia per day, UNHCR and partners encountered and assisted 203.

  • With the onset of Ramadan, UNHCR, partners and agencies working in Serbia have adapted their activities accordingly.

08 Jun 2016 description

206.400 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.809 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 7/6/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

08 Jun 2016 description

206,400 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,809 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 7 June
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

03 Jun 2016 description

Trends on sea arrivals

So far this year, 203,981 people made the journey to seek safety in Europe. Almost three-quarters of these had travelled from Turkey to Greece prior to the end of March. Since March arrivals in the eastern Mediterranean route have decreased by 95.32%. In May 1,465 of people arrived to Greece by sea this is 40.13% less than in the previous month (3,650 arrivals).

02 Jun 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 01 June, two refugees/migrants possibly lost their lives in two separate tragic incidents on the Serbian-Hungarian border. An Afghan man reportedly went missing when pushed back from the Hungarian territory on a boat on the Tisa river. As authorities are still searching for him, it is feared that he may have drowned. Another refugee from Syria was fatally stabbed, allegedly by an Afghan man. Both police investigations are ongoing.