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22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.

21 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

6,860 Refugees and migrants arrived by sea to Europe in January 2017.

257 Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2017 compared to 361 in 2016.

1,393 Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2017 compared to 67,415 in 2016.

4,467 Estimated sea arrivals in Italy in 2017 compared to 5,273 in 2016.

21 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Over 7,860 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 87% (6,768) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.

20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

19 Mar 2017 description
report Guardian

Fear stalks migrants huddled along Hungary’s border

Behind a high metal fence topped with loose curls of barbed wire, the newly positioned blue shipping containers lined neatly along Hungary’s southern border at Röszke provide a glimpse of the new plans of the prime minister, Viktor Orbán, to detain thousands of asylum seekers, including children.

Read more on the Guardian

17 Mar 2017 description

Germany - A new data briefing produced by IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) highlights a 27 percent increase in migrant deaths worldwide during 2016 compared to 2015. The number of migrant deaths and disappearances recorded by IOM increased significantly in many regions of the world, including the Mediterranean, the Middle East, North Africa, and Latin America.

17 Mar 2017 description

Sremska Mitrovica, 17 March 2017 – First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia Ivica Dacic said that today began construction of 40 apartments for refugees in Sremska Mitrovica, under the second sub-project of the regional housing project of the Republic of Serbia.

The second sub-project envisages the purchase of 250 village houses, construction of 200 apartments, construction of 120 prefabricated houses and allocation of 330 packages of construction material – a total of 900 housing solutions, the First Deputy Prime Minister said.

16 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The number of children on the Central Mediterranean Route is on the rise with more than 2,450 child arrivals in the first two months of 2017 (compared to 1,388 during the same period in 2016). Meanwhile, European countries registered 7,678 new first-time asylum claims by children (5,000 of them in Germany), while 25,080 children remain stranded in Greece and other Balkan countries.

14 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Close to 7,800 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 87% (6,718) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or the North. Based on available data, 43% were children, 16% women children and 41% men; some 80 % originate from Afghanistan (54%), Iraq (18%) and Syria (8%), with 12% Pakistan and 8% from other countries.

13 Mar 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean 19,522 arrivals by sea in 2017*

522 dead/missing in 2017*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

09 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Close to 7,800 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 85% (or 6,613) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.

09 Mar 2017 description

SUBOTICA – On March 8, 2017, in honor of International Women’s Day, the renovated Center for Social Welfare in Subotica was officially inaugurated. The reconstruction worth $70,000 was funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Local authorities identified the Center’s renovation as a top priority for the municipality, given the increased demand for the Center’s services following last year’s influx of refugees and migrants.

08 Mar 2017 description

Brussels/Belgrade: In recent months, MSF teams in Serbia have treated an increasing number of patients reporting widespread violence and cruel and degrading treatment allegedly perpetrated by Hungarian authorities at the Serbia-Hungary border. The international medical and humanitarian organisation MSF calls on Hungarian authorities to investigate and take immediate action to stop these brutal practices.

06 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Over 7,800 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 85% (6,610) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.

06 Mar 2017 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

During the reporting period, 268 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea to Greece. The number of sea arrivals fluctuated between 0 (21-25-26 February) and 165 (22 February). Chios recorded the majority of estimated sea arrivals (165), followed by Crete (60). Comparing with the previous week the average number of daily arrivals increased from 27 to 38.

04 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants accomodated in asylum, reception or transit centres grew from 5,800 to over 6,400.

  • With the opening of another two new reception facilities – Divljana (Bela Palanka) Reception Centre in the southeast of the country on 4 January and Obrenovac Transit Centre near Belgrade on 17 January – the number of available government centres rose to 17.

03 Mar 2017 description
report Transitions Online

Budapest says the new fence will deter the expected surge in migrant numbers.

Hungary, the first EU country to put up border fences during the migrant crisis, is building a stronger line of defense against migrants, even though their numbers have fallen dramatically.

Work has begun on a new fence parallel to the existing one along the Serbian border. Reuters reports that the fence will be equipped with cameras and motion sensors and will be able to deliver a mild electric shock to anyone trying to get through.

03 Mar 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

Funding level*

RRP requirements: $690,935,678 Funding received: $70,527,450

% funded: 10%

03 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,650. 6,577 (86%) of them were sheltered in 17 government facilities. The rest were sleeping rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.