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21 Oct 2016 description

318,816 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.649 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 18 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

16 Oct 2016 description

UK will prioritise ending modern slavery and child exploitation around the world.

To mark the national day against slavery on October 18, International Development Secretary Priti Patel outlined an increase in support for women and girl refugees in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon, and for vulnerable people at risk of trafficking on migration routes in North Africa and Europe.

14 Oct 2016 description
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This briefing paper is the result of a joint effort by 12 national and international organizations operating in Greece. The aim is to explain the current situation for those stranded in Greece for over six months since the closure of the northern border and introduction of the European Union (EU) – Turkey deal.

14 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 281,740 Refugees and migrants arriving by sea to Europe in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 3,169 Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2016 (as of 31 August). Compared to 2,776 during the same period in 2015.

  • 163,734 Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 237,947 during the same period in 2015.

  • 115,072 Estimated Sea arrivals in Italy in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 116,149 during the same period in 2015.

13 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In 2016, more than 241,930 refugee and migrant children sought asylum in Europe. This is three times the number of children, who arrived by sea in Greece and Italy.

12 Oct 2016 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

10 Oct 2016 description
report European Union

In the second quarter of this year, the number of migrants detected at the borders of Western Balkan countries plunged 88% from the previous three months to 26 488. The figure is slightly higher than in the first quarter of 2015, before the region experienced a massive increase in migrants who had previously arrived on the Greek islands from Turkey. Afghans became the top reported nationality, accounting for a 36% share of the total non-regional migration flow, while Syrians dropped to the second place with 16%.

06 Oct 2016 description
report UN Women

The refugee transit centre Vinojug near Gevgelija, some 6 kilometres north of the border with Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, looks like a make-shift village. It was opened in the summer of 2015 and has 133 residents now, mostly women and children, stuck between the future they set out to reach and the past they were trying to escape.

04 Oct 2016 description

Summary of the appeal

This Operations Update no.2 aims to report on the progress of the operation since the revision of the emergency appeal on 6 June 2016 up to 25 August 2016.

28 Sep 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.

26 Sep 2016 description


  • Greece: IOM has completed the installation of communication containers in six sites/ camps where IOM has permanent presence (three in Attica and three in Northern Greece).
23 Sep 2016 description

51,031* migrants assisted with Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) from 1 January to 30 June 2016

23 Sep 2016 description

GENEVA (23 September 2016) – The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein on Friday called on the authorities of theformer Yugoslav Republic of Macedoniato end their systematic policy of expulsion and detention of migrants, following a visit to the country by his staff earlier this month.

22 Sep 2016 description


20 Sep 2016 description

298.474 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.213 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

20 Sep 2016 description

On September 19, United Nations (UN) member states came together to formulate a more “coordinated and humane approach to address large movements of refugees and migrants," according to the New York Declaration that was ratified today at the UN's Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants.

16 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Between January 2015 and August 2016, 596,275 refugee and migrant children sought asylum in Europe. More than 341,600 of them arrived by sea.

16 Sep 2016 description

297,039 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,212 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 16 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015