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23 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia continued to stabilize. 7,364 were counted on 30 April. 5,985 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres across the country, while the rest were counted squatting mainly in Belgrade City.

  • Based on all available information, 43% of those accommodated were children, 42% adult men, and 15% adult women; 57% originated from Afghanistan, 19% from Iraq, 13% from Pakistan, 6% from Syria and 5% from other counties.

23 May 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l’homme

Trente-cinquième session

6-23 juin 2017

Point 3 de l’ordre du jour

Promotion et protection de tous les droits de l’homme, civils, politiques, économiques, sociaux et culturels, y compris le droit au développement

Note du secrétariat

23 May 2017 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

22 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants continued to stabilise with 6,842 counted in Serbia on 21 May. 95% of them were accommodated in 18 governmental shelters (below chart refers).

  • Reports of 137 collective expulsions from Croatia were received - more than double the preceding week, with many alleging to have been denied access to asylum procedures and to disproportionate use of force by Croatian authorities.

22 May 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 46,015 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 30 April 2017.

Until 30 April 2017, there were estimated 37,248 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 27,926 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (33% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 96% lower number of arrivals by the end April 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (5,742 and 156,551 respectively).

19 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and April 2017, 45,011 people entered Europe by sea- 90 per cent of them arrived in Italy. While the proportion of children among sea arrivals in the first four months of 2017 has decreased by ten per cent compared to the same period last year, the number of children on the Central Mediterranean Route, who arrive unaccompanied or separated, is on the rise with 5,500 newly registered UASC- one thousand more than the same period of time last year.

17 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

I. Introduction and Mission priorities

1. The present report is submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 1244 (1999), by which the Council established the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and requested me to report at regular intervals on the implementation of its mandate. The report covers the activities of UNMIK and developments relating thereto from 16 January to 15 April 2017.

16 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12824

Security Council
7940th Meeting (AM)

The situation in Kosovo was “generally stable” although fluctuating tensions remained in the Balkans region, the senior United Nations official there told the Security Council today.

16 May 2017 description
report European Union

There were more than 14 100 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU in April, 2% higher than the number of detections from the previous month. The total number of detections in the first four months of 2017 fell 84% from the same period of last year to almost 47 000, even though Italy continued to see numbers higher than a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

16 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • 7,020 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 14 May. During the week UNHCR and partners met and assisted only 30 new arrivals. For the first time this year, these did not include a single unaccompanied or separated child (UASC).

15 May 2017 description

Millions of people fleeing conflict and poverty are gambling their futures and life savings with people smugglers – strangers who play with their lives in dangerous cat-and-mouse chases with border authorities known as “The Game”.

But who wins and who loses as rising numbers risk everything to reach safety?

No Turning Back

11 May 2017 description

Niš, 10-May-2017 Agricultural producers in seven municipalities of eastern Serbia recently received the final round of European Union assistance to small-scale farms hit by the floods of 2014.

Through a partnership with FAO, 600 metric tonnes livestock feed was distributed to 1 875 households in Boljevac, Knjaževac, Kladovo, Majdanpek, Negotin, Svrljig and Zaječar. This distribution marked the end to an almost three-year long EU-FAO flood relief programme.

11 May 2017 description

by Nóra Köves

Two years ago, the Hungarian government began to criminalise asylum seekers and migrants with clear political motivations. The European Commission initiated an infringement procedure against Hungary already in December 2015, but violations of human rights have persisted and even expanded.

09 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • 7,219 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, 84% (6,052) of which sheltered in 18 government facilities (below chart refers).

  • The Serbian Commissioner for Refugees and Migration (SCRM) announced plans to – within one month - transfer to governmental centres all refugee and migrants still squatting in Belgrade city centre. On 07 May, a first 99 men, including 10 UASCs, were relocated to Adasevci Transit Centre (TC).

04 May 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 3, 2017— Serbia will be better equipped to rapidly respond to its population in the aftermath of a natural disaster thanks to a new, €66.1 million loan approved today by the World Bank Board of Directors. The loan will provide the government with immediate access to financial resources to meet emergency and recovery needs once an emergency is declared, ensuring that budget resources are not diverted from ongoing programs.

04 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK / GENEVA, 4 May 2017 – Nearly 75,000 refugees and migrants, including an estimated 24,600 children, currently stranded in Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary and the Western Balkans are at risk of psychosocial distress caused by living in a protracted state of limbo, UNICEF warned today. Despite having a legitimate right to join families in destination countries in Western Europe, like Germany or Sweden, most stranded asylum seekers do not know whether or when they will be permitted to move forward.

04 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia continued to stabilize. 7,364 were counted on 30 April. 5,985 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres across the country, while the rest were counted squatting mainly in Belgrade City.

  • Based on all available information, 43% of those accommodated are children, 42% adult men, and 15% adult women; 57% originate from Afghanistan, 19% from Iraq, 13% from Pakistan, 6% from Syria and 5% from other counties.

01 May 2017 description

2,387 interviews were conducted in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from February to April 2017

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