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26 Aug 2016 description

Budapest, Hungary | AFP | Friday 8/26/2016 - 08:38 GMT

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday a second fence line will be built on the country's southern border with Serbia, capable of stopping any new wave of migrants toward the EU.

Orban said "technical plans were under way" for a "more sturdy defensive system" to reinforce the existing razorwire-topped fence it built last September along the 175-kilometre-long (110-mile) frontier.

26 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

25 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12489

Security Council
7760th Meeting* (AM)

The situation in Kosovo over the past three months had become more stable, but the threat of security and political tensions still lurked beneath the surface, the head of the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) told the Security Council today.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

24 Aug 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 3'970'715

Balance Requested: US$ 3'832'838

Geneva, 24 August 2016

Dear Colleagues,

24 Aug 2016 description

Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Wednesday 8/24/2016 - 10:03 GMT

Serbian police have arrested a hunter after an Afghan migrant was shot dead in the country's southeast near the border with Bulgaria, Belgrade said Wednesday.

Security forces were patrolling near the town of Pirot late Tuesday when they "heard a shot and then met six migrants, one of whom had been shot in the chest," a defence ministry statement said.

There were also four hunters on the spot, one of whom was arrested after an initial probe.

23 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The estimated total number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia rose to around 4,400. Close to 80% of them were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,074 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,262 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centre.

22 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

21 Aug 2016 description

Sources & Disclaimer:

Reported figures are estimates by UNHCR on daily arrivals from each country from one or more borders. UNHCR estimates are based on the most reliable information available per country, including information from UNHCR border teams, authorities, and humanitarian partners.

19 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • So far this year some 266,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. Although refugees and migrants continue using the Eastern Mediterranean route, in July Italy registered 10 times more arrivals than Greece.

19 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 08 and 14 August, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – a very slight increase from the 682 who arrived the previous week. So far in August, 1,380 people have arrived by sea in Greece and the average number of daily arrivals has been 99 compared with 60 in July. Most arrivals in August so far have been to Chios, Lesvos and Kalymnos.
As of 14 August, 161,599 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece with 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq.

18 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The estimated total number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia rose above 4,100. Over 80% of them were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,078 accommodated in five Asylum Centres across Serbia and 2,223 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centres.

18 Aug 2016 description

266.042 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.151 muertos/deasaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 16/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

17 Aug 2016 description
report Save the Children

The average number of refugees and migrants arriving daily in Greece is at its highest since May, causing serious congestion in the camps on the islands and putting children at risk, Save the Children said today.

Arrivals to the islands during the first 14 days of August increased by 144 per cent compared to the first 14 days of July*. The island of Chios has seen one of the largest spikes in arrivals, with the daily average jumping from eight in July to 42 in August.

16 Aug 2016 description
report UN Women

During the armed conflict of 1998 – 1999 in Kosovo*, an untold number of women experienced systematically organized sexual violence. Siobhan Hobbs, Gender Adviser with UN Women’s Project Office in Kosovo, is working on a programme with the National Council for Survivors of Sexual Violence, the government of Kosovo and survivors of conflict-related violence, to facilitate reparations for the survivors.

15 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • As of 18 July 2016 some 241,263 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea reaching Europe. During the reporting period, the trend in sea arrivals continued to decrease through the Eastern Mediterranean with approximately 1,327 people arriving to Greece contributing to 158,377 for the first half of 2016. As of 18 July, 79,851 persons have arrived by sea to Italy in 2016, compared to 93,540 at the end of July 2015.

12 Aug 2016 description

3,075 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM MAY TO AUGUST 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND FROM JUNE TO AUGUST IN ITALY

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