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27 Jul 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.

27 Jul 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.

27 Jul 2016 description

Building on the previous two disaster risk reduction projects, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) launched on 21 July a new project on reducing risks from disasters in Kosovo.

26 Jul 2016 description

249,854 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 26 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Jul 2016 description

“217 illegal border crossers were apprehended on the territory of Hungary between Friday and Sunday”, according to a statement by the National Police Headquarters.

25 Jul 2016 description

Hundreds of people who fled persecution at home are now living in dire conditions at a makeshift camp near Röszke on the Hungary-Serbia border.

By: Zsolt Balla

RÖSZKE, Hungary – Sayed Parwez Ahmadi looks concerned as he puts another twig on the fire burning in front of their family tent in the makeshift camp near Röszke on the Hungary-Serbia border. His wife, brother and two cousins pull closer to the flames, as the afternoon gets chillier and another rainstorm is about to begin.

25 Jul 2016 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016.

RRP requirements: $669,867,115

Funding received: $359,451,048

% funded: 54%

24 Jul 2016 description

Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 14:43 GMT

Some 300 migrants, the largest group in many months to try to march across Serbia into Hungary, were nearing the border on Sunday, the UN refugee agency said.

The group of mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan had set off from Serbia's capital on Friday to protest against the closure of Hungary's border as well as tough new measures introduced this month to tighten border security.

22 Jul 2016 description

Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 18:17 GMT |

Some 300 migrants in Belgrade, mostly young men from Afghanistan and Pakistan, on Friday began a hunger strike and set off on foot towards the Hungarian border in the hope of entering the European Union.

Defying afternoon heat, the migrants began their 200 kilometre (120 mile) trek north escorted by a police car, an AFP photographer reported.

They were carrying blankets and backpacks, many bearing the distinctive blue logo of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

22 Jul 2016 description

MSF consultations for violent trauma doubled since March

22 Jul 2016 description
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242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,977 dead/missing
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Jul 2016 description

240.884 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.954 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 7/18/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.

19 Jul 2016 description

By Nichola Jones, IFRC

Hundreds of people are without proper shelter, water or supplies on the border of Serbia and Hungary as they wait to apply for asylum.

Red Cross teams are operating on both sides of the border, providing vital food, water and emergency supplies. The Hungarian Red Cross is providing support at Roszke transit camp while the Red Cross of Serbia providing support at Kelebija and Horgos.

19 Jul 2016 description

240,884 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,954 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 18 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

18 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Turkey: Procurement of 2,000 NFIs kits containing 1,000 polar fleece clothes and 1,000 underclothes was finalized and handed over to the Turkish Coast Guards Aegean Reginal Command for rescued migrants, during the reporting period. IOM also provided insulation materials for the 12 tarpaulin tents in reception areas in Turkish Coast Guards’ premises in preparation for the summer.

18 Jul 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.

17 Jul 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

by Reuters
Saturday, 16 July 2016 09:31 GMT

"Serbia does not want to become a collective centre for migrants," says Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic

BELGRADE, July 16 (Reuters) - Serbian police and army will form joint patrols to protect the country's borders from illegal crossings of migrants mostly coming from Afghanistan and Pakistan, Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Saturday.

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