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21 Jun 2017 description

Parts of Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the United States of America have seen extremely high May and June temperatures, with a number of records broken. The heatwaves are unusually early and are occurring as the Earth experiences another exceptionally warm year.

21 Jun 2017 description
  • 81,292 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 1,985 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 20 June

363,401 arrivals in 2016

20 Jun 2017 description
infographic Deutsche Welle

How many refugees tried to get asylum in Europe? From crossing the border to being allowed to stay or rejected and receiving an order to leave - DW shows the data from 2012 to 2016.

20 Jun 2017 description

"We can't change their lives ... but we work so that they take charge of their lives and see themselves as something other than victims"

By Sophie Davies

BARCELONA, June 20 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Dominican migrant Angel Méndez moved to Barcelona two years ago and couldn't find a job, his future looked bleak.

The 19-year-old ended up living in a flat on the outskirts of the city and "doing nothing" for a year, he said. But his fortunes have changed dramatically.

17 Jun 2017 description

Swtizerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 77,004 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 14 June, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 214,427 arrivals across the region through 14 June 2016.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española

Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

15 Jun 2017 description

Un programa lanzado hace dos años que busca vincular a residentes de Madrid con refugiados y solicitantes de asilo, está ahora abarrotado de voluntarios.

MADRID, España, 14 de junio de 2017 (ACNUR) - Nelly Ricaute, una granjera desplazada de Colombia, observa el famoso cuadro Guernica, que plasma criaturas y animales aterrorizados durante el bombardeo aéreo que sufrió la ciudad española con el mismo nombre, hace 80 años.

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 72,377 new arrivals to Greece,
Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

Until 31 May 2017, there were estimated 60,228 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 47,851 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (26% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 95% lower number of arrivals by the end May 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (8,025 and 158,461 respectively).

15 Jun 2017 description

Trends and key figures

Since 01 January 2017 until May 2017, 70,877 people have arrived via the Mediterranean Sea to Europe. Arrivals to the Mediterranean Sea in this period comprised of 16.5 per cent children, 11 per cent women and 72.5 per cent men.

As of 31 May 2017, 7,274 refugees and migrants reached Greek shores, compared to 156,823 arriving in the same period last year (a 95 per cent decrease). Persons mainly originate from the Syrian Arab Republic (46.6 per cent) and Iraq (12.8 per cent).

14 Jun 2017 description
  • 73,189 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 1,108 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 13 June

363,401 arrivals in 2016

14 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 73,189 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 11 June, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 211,433 arrivals across the region through 11 June 2016.

11 Jun 2017 description

Overview

In 2016, 18,175 refugees were resettled1 to 20 countries in Europe2, a 63% increase compared to 2015.

06 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 71,418 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 04 June, with nearly 85 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder arriving in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. 1,650 migrants and refugees died at sea attempting this through during this period.

This compares with 206,790 arrivals and 2,512 deaths across the region in the same period last year.

03 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 71,029 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 31 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder arriving in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 205,858 arrivals and 2,512 deaths across the region through 31 May 2016.

Since the last UN Migration Agency (IOM) Mediterranean update (30 May), 1,271 rescued migrants have been brought to Italy.

30 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 69,574 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 28 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder arriving in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 198,346 arrivals across the region through 28 May 2016.

IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) reported deaths on three Mediterranean Sea routes now top 1,569, with several new reports arriving Monday of remains of migrants discovered in the waters between Libya and Italy.

29 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 60,521 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 May, with over 80 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 193,333 arrivals across the region through 21 May 2016.

IOM Rome reported that, through 24 May this year, 50,267 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy (See chart below), however that does not include all the men, women and children who are believed to have been rescued over the past 48 hours.

26 May 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21 May - 27 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, hepatitis A, cholera, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.