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02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

159,427 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2016
140,987 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2015

01 Dec 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2016, 24,902 children arrived to Italy by sea: 91% of children arrived unaccompanied (22,772). UASC account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 110% compared to the same period of 2015.

30 Nov 2016 description
  • 348,664 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,690 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 29 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

27 Nov 2016 description

345,676 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,663 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 25 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Nov 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 18 November 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 12,891 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities have recovered more than 1,000 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

22 Nov 2016 description

345,440 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,655 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 22 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 345,440 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 171,264 people have arrived in Greece and 168,542 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

18 Nov 2016 description
  • 343,589 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 4,621 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 18 November
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
11 Nov 2016 description

340,778 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,271 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 11 November

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

10 Nov 2016 description

Between 1 January and 30 September 2016, 20,897 children arrived to Italy by sea: 9 out of 10 children arrived unaccompanied (19,001). UASC thus account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 88% compared to the same period of 2015, when 8% of all those arrived by sea were UASC.

10 Nov 2016 description

132,043 Sea arrivals Jan-Sep 2016
132,071 Sea arrivals Jan-Sep 2015

Between 1 January and 30 September 2016, 132,043 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 132,071 sea arrivals in the first nine months of 2015. The number of sea arrivals is therefore almost equal to that of last year, indicating that the decrease in arrivals on the Eastern Mediterrnean route has not had a direct impact on arrivals through the Central Mediterranean.

09 Nov 2016 description
  • 339,783 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,233 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 8 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

04 Nov 2016 description

335,031 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,220 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 4 November

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

04 Nov 2016 description
report Refugee Law Project

By Charles Waddimba (Published 4th November 2016)

Uganda is home to 695,386 refugees and asylum seekers (Office of the Prime Minister, September 2016) mostly originating from neighboring countries within the Great Lakes Region of Africa such as South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda, Burundi, Somalia, Gambia, Benin, Ethiopia, and Eritrea among others. This number is likely to rise still further given the political upheaval in Burundi and South Sudan.

03 Nov 2016 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Between January 2015 and September 2016, more than 664,500 refugee and migrant children claimed asylum in Europe. This represents around a third of all asylum claims registered in Europe during the same period of time.

Around half of all refugee and migrant children sought international protection in Germany.
Other countries, which have recorded high numbers of asylum claims by children are Sweden, Hungary, Austria, France, Switzerland and Belgium.