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29 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports an estimated 183,017 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 27. Latest fatalities stand at 1,244.

IOM Rome spokesperson Flavio Di Giacomo said Thursday that 1,400 migrants rescued through last weekend have been brought to shore in recent days. Additionally, 237 migrants were brought to Italy’s Lampedusa island on Thursday night.

29 Apr 2016 description

183,017 arrivals by sea in 2016

1,244 dead/missing

published 10:00 CET 29 April

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

27 Apr 2016 description
infographic REACH Initiative

As part of a wider project to understand the profile and motivations of people migrating to the European Union, this factsheet presents key findings related to migration from Mali. Information presented here is based on interviews with key informants, who were asked to report on migration from their community. Findings presented here are based on a small, purposive sample of respondents in Gao, a key transit point for migrants passing through Mali, and should be considered indicative only.

26 Apr 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Tuesday 4/26/2016 - 22:59 GMT

The African Union's envoy for Western Sahara warned at the United Nations on Tuesday that the conflict in the disputed north African territory could re-ignite again unless steps are taken to find a settlement.

Mozambique's former president Joaquim Chissano spoke at a special Security Council meeting just days before the 15-member council is to vote on renewing the mandate of the UN peace mission in Western Sahara.

26 Apr 2016 description

Greece - International Organization for Migration reports an estimated 181,476 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 13. Latest fatalities stand at 1,232.

IOM on Tuesday morning learned of reports of corpses being retrieved off the coast of Libya near Garabulli, although it is not known whether these may be victims of last week’s shipwreck or from a different incident.

26 Apr 2016 description

181,476 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 26 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

26 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and from North Africa

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

22 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,232, including nearly 500 believed to have died off Libya earlier this month. Reports first surfaced on Monday (18 April) of the deaths of several hundred migrants – believed to be mainly from the Horn of Africa. A definitive account of the tragedy has yet to be confirmed.

22 Apr 2016 description

180,245 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 22 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

21 Apr 2016 description

179,614 arrivals by sea in 2016
1,232 dead/missing
published 18:00 CET 20 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

19 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 178,882 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 17. Latest confirmed fatalities stand at 737. Reports Monday of several hundred deaths of migrants from the Horn of Africa have yet to be confirmed by IOM monitors in the region.

On Friday, April 15, IOM reported some 177,207 migrants and refugees had arrived in Europe via Mediterranean Sea routes, and deaths of 732 men, women and children in 2016.

19 Apr 2016 description

Missing Migrants Project is a database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants along migratory routes worldwide. This info-graphic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region.

18 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.

15 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 177,207 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 13.

Some 5,664 have arrived in the past three days since IOM last reported arrival figures on Tuesday, with another 357 arriving in Messina, Italy, earlier today (15 April). Those migrants reportedly were rescued at sea from voyages leaving Egypt this week.

14 Apr 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 12 Apr 2016): 153,332

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2016: 1,880

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2016: 157

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2016: 870

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 5

Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
132 dead - 24 missing (9 April. 2016)

13 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 22 irregular arrivals from fYR Macedonia.

  • 18 persons expressed intent to seek asylum, bringing the total in April 2016 to 216 and for the whole of 2016 to 2,157 (statistics courtesy of the Ministry of Interior).

  • 61 asylum seekers departed by accessing procedures in Hungarian “transit zones”.

  • With another 40 refugees leaving transit facilities in/near Sid, their occupancy dropped by 27% within one day.

SOUTH

13 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over the reporting period (31 March –6 April) countries of first arrival (Italy, Greece, and Bulgaria) saw an average decrease of 33% in numbers of arrivals compared with the previous week. In particular, Italy saw a 59% decrease compared to previous week.

  • The total number of migrants and refugees stranded in Greece and in the Western Balkans is 57,812. For a more detailed look, please see the accommodation pages of Greece, fYROM, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

13 Apr 2016 description

173,761 arrivals by sea in 2016
723 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 12 April
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

12 Apr 2016 description

STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS

  • UNHCR and partners learned of 183 irregular arrivals, 77 from Bulgaria and 106 from fYR Macedonia.

  • Some 180 persons were admitted into Hungary / procedures in “transit zones”. UNHCR and partners aided those waiting with food and non-food aid.

  • 93 (2 on 08/04; 39 on 09/04 and 52 on 10/04) persons expressed intent to seek asylum, bringing the total in April 2016 to 197 and for the whole of 2016 to 2,138 (statistics courtesy of the Ministry of Interior).

SOUTH

11 Apr 2016 description
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General Situation during March 2016
Forecast until mid-May 2016