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12 Feb 2016 description

1. Highlights

  • Flow Monitoring: As of 10 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 4,681 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 4 February – 10 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

11 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 1,758 refugees and migrants arrived: 1,701 from fYRo Macedonia and 57 from Bulgaria.
  • 2,578 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
08 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 2,563 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,485 from fYRo Macedonia and 78 from Bulgaria.
  • 2,747 asylum seekers departed to Croatia
07 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 7,334 (2,694 on 05/02; 1,901 on 06/02; 2,739 on 07/02) refugees and migrants arrived: 7,206 (2,650 on 5/02; 1,849 on 6/02; 2,707 on 7/02) from fYRo Macedonia and 128 (44 on 5/02; 52 on 6/02; 32 on 07/02) from Bulgaria.
  • 7,799 (2,531 on 5/02; 2,580 on 6/02; 2,688 on 7/02) asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
05 Feb 2016 description
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  1. Highlights
  • Flow Monitoring: As of 02 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 3,765 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 26 January-02 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

03 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 2,825 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,760 from fYRo Macedonia and 65 from Bulgaria.
  • 864 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
01 Feb 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • 660 refugees and migrants arrived: 616 from fYRo Macedonia and 44 from Bulgaria.
  • 0 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.

  • Because of the ongoing blockage of the railway by taxi drivers in fYRo Macedonia, arrivals remained low. Consequently, there were no departures to Croatia, as too few refugees arrived in Sid to fill a train.

28 Jan 2016 description

STATISTICS

  • 4,093 (1,134 on 22/01; 1,064 on 23/01; 1,895 on 24/01) refugees and migrants arrived: 3,837 (1,033 on 22/01; 1,017 on 23/01; 1,787 on 24/01) from fYRo Macedonia and 256 (101 on 22/01; 47 on 23/01 and 108 on 24/01) from Bulgaria

  • 2,585 (580 on 22/01; 1,147 on 23/01; 858 on 24/01) asylum seekers departed to Croatia  Official statistics on registration are not available

  • The climate remained very inhospitable, with sub-zero temperatures and snow at all refugee sites

15 Jan 2016 description

REPORTING PERIOD 14 - 20 Jan 2016

1. Highlights

  • Flow Monitoring: As of 18 January 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 2,700 migrants and asylum seekers. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi,
    Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 93%.

23 Dec 2015 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU has begun implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece, while efforts to increase reception and temporary shelter capacity in Balkan states continue. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available data as of December 14, 2015.

07 Dec 2015 description

Violent conflicts, terrorism, long-standing repressive regimes, chronic poverty and inequality have driven an unprecedented number of refugees and migrants to Europe. Those making the journey are assisted by an increasingly violent and opportunistic smuggling industry. Sustainable profits made by this industry have allowed transnational networks to develop where they previously did not exist, with serious implications for human security and state stability.

30 Oct 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

 There has been a sharp increase in the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Greece during the second half of October with as many as 85 boats arriving daily on Greek shores. Border police in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia have also registered an increased influx of people.