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17 Oct 2016 description

The SIPRI Multilateral Peace Operations Database is a unique source of transparent and reliable data on all multilateral peace operations conducted around the world. It contains historical information on all United Nations and non-United Nations peace operations conducted since 2000, including location, mandate, participating countries, approved and actual personnel numbers disaggregated by personnel types, dates of deployment, budgets and mission fatalities.

For more information, see: www.sipri.org/databases/pko

12 Oct 2016 description

Movements towards Europe

9,499 migrants and refugees from West Africa arrived in Italy using the Central Mediterranean Route, including 3,742 Nigerians, 1,150 Guineans, 1,006 Ivoirians, 895 Gambians, 886 Senegalese, 932 Malians, and 757 Ghanaians.

53 people lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the lowest recorded number of deaths in the Mediterranean Sea this year. 3,179 people have died or gone missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since January.

07 Oct 2016 description

The EU Relocation Scheme: Based on European Commission proposals, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted two decisions in September 2015 for the relocation of 160,000 asylum-seekers from frontline EU Member States. As per the decisions, 66,400 persons are to be relocated from Greece and 39,600 from Italy over a two-year period (September 2015-September 2017) to support their asylum systems and provide protection.