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17 Feb 2017 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 06 and 12 February, 207 refugees and migrants arrived to Greece by sea – a decrease from the 460 who arrived the previous week. The number of sea arrivals fluctuated between 0 arrivals (09-12 February) and 57 (07 February). Kastelorizo recorded the majority of estimated sea arrivals (85), followed by Lesvos (54). Comparing with the previous week the average number of daily arrivals decreased from 66 to 30.

16 Feb 2017 description

"They sleep hungry for nights here. It is cold, they have nothing, no money and they feel they have to do it"

By Lin Taylor and Valeria Cardi

BELGRADE, Feb 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Wrapped up in grey blankets, migrant boys, some as young as 10, warm themselves by a fire in a large, abandoned warehouse near the main railway station in Serbia's capital Belgrade.

Hungry, destitute and cold, they are often visited by Serbian men who offer to pay them for sex - knowing some are so desperate that they will do anything to survive.

16 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,850. 6,565 (84%) of them were sheltered in 17 winterised government facilities. The rest were sleeping rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.

15 Feb 2017 description
report European Union

In 2016, migration pressure at Europe’s external borders remained high with the detection of over half a million illegal border-crossings. Frontex estimates that this figure corresponds to about 382 000 migrants coming to Europe from the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Compared to the 1.8 million illegal border-crossings reported in 2015, 2016 saw a significant decrease, but this figure is still higher than any annual figure for arrivals between 2010 (104 060) and 2014 (282 933).

14 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,700. Over 6,600 (86%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest were staying rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.

14 Feb 2017 description

Due to the closed borders of Europe, many refugees, especially from Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan are stuck in refugee camps on the boarders to Croatia. As these camps were only temporarily made for lay overs on their way to Europe, they were not built to hold many people for a long time.

As Serbia itself is in difficult situation, they try to do their best to feed and shelter the thousands of refugees who are now in Serbia. Many NGOs including Taiwan Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation do their best to help.

14 Feb 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.

Since the beginnings of the response operations to the European Refugee Crisis, relief items and support equipment have been sent to Austria, Serbia, Greece, and Turkey.

13 Feb 2017 description

168 Cubans living in Serbian reception centres, stranded after below-freezing temperatures and closed borders halted their journeys

By Lin Taylor

ADAŠEVCI, Serbia, Feb 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As snow falls outside a migrant centre along a highway near the Serbian town of Adaševci, a large Cuban family huddles together in their bedroom, idly playing with their mobile phones to pass the time.

13 Feb 2017 description

The updated Country Report on Switzerland tracks recent developments in practice and case law governing asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and integration of beneficiaries of protection.

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.

10 Feb 2017 description

Key Figures

10,991
arrivals by sea in 2017

256
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

10 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,700. Over 6,500 (85%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. According to available data, most were children (47%) and women (16%), with 37% adult men. 82% fled three so called “refugee producing countries, namely Afghanistan (52%), Iraq (20%) and Syria (9%).

10 Feb 2017 description
report Council of Europe

Pristina, 9/2/2017 - “Many victims of the 1998-1999 war in Kosovo,in particular displaced persons, families of missing persons and victims of wartime sexual violence, are still trying to re-build their lives, find out the truth about their loved ones and access justice. The on-going political deliberations have not focused sufficiently on the needs of victims, leaving them with the feeling of abandonment and hopelessness.

08 Feb 2017 description

ECRE’s Asylum Information Database (AIDA)** is launching the first of a series of country reports from 20 European countries. The reports provide an updated and thorough overview of statistics, legal and policy frameworks and practices in the areas of asylum procedures, reception conditions, detention of asylum seekers and rights of recognised beneficiaries of protection.

07 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood around 7,700. Close to 6,500 (85%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. The others were staying rough in Belgrade city centre or in the North near the Hungarian border.

03 Feb 2017 description

Key Figures

5,709
arrivals by sea in 2017

254
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals