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16 Apr 2019 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers Southern and Southeast Asia. The core countries of focus for this region are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Depending on the quarterly trends and migration-related updates, more attention may be given to any of the countries over the rest.

08 Apr 2019 description
  • UNHCR welcomed the Asylum Office of the Ministry of Interior ruling on 15 applications for asylum during March, granting protection to 11 and rejecting four. So far, during the first quarter of 2019, the Asylum Office recognised needs for international protection of 25 asylum seekers in Serbia, granting 11 refugee and 14 subsidiary status, which equals the total number of persons granted protection during the whole of last year. Amongst these 25 refugees, 20 benefitted from legal representation, and three from psychological assessments under the UNHCR project.

08 Apr 2019 description

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

01 Apr 2019 description

SUMMARY

According to the latest available data from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrian nationals (3,639,705) who are granted the temporary protection (TP) status. Turkish Land Forces apprehended a total of 12,206 migrants on entry to the country and another 1,663 who attempted to exit the country.

07 Mar 2019 description

Overview

During 2018, over 32,300 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 20 countries in Europe. This is 17% less than in 2017, but approximately double the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years. Six countries that received smaller numbers of resettlement submissions in 2017 did not receive any further submissions during 2018.

25 Feb 2019 description

In 2018, the DTM Mediterranean team gathered 5,328 Flow Monitoring Surveys through a network of 30 DTM focal points and data collectors in 7 different countries on about 179 flow m onitoring p oints located on entry, inside and on the exit points in Spain, Italy, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Greece, Montenegro and the Republic of North Macedonia. In 2018, DTM Mediterranean published 6 analytical reports with insight into the profile of the interviewed migrants and their experiences during the journey to Europe.

05 Feb 2019 description

Arrivals to Europe between January and June 2018

Between January and June 2018, 10,404 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain of whom 4,684 (45%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC). Arrival of children overall in the first half of 2018 dropped by 37% compared to the same period in 2017 (16,524).

Greece

31 Jan 2019 description

Key Indicators

  • 2,237 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia
  • 36% of registered refugees and migrants were minors
  • 124 Applications for asylum
  • 2 Persons granted refugee status
  • 0 Persons granted subsidiary protection

25 Jan 2019 description

ARRIVAL TRENDS AND FIGURES

Between 1 January and 30 November, 131,100 refugees and migrants reached Europe via the three Mediterranean routes compared to almost 171,430 arrivals in the same period in 2017. This marks a 25% reduction from the previous year’s arrival figures, showing a continued declining trend of the overall arrivals numbers to Europe. After a spike in October, arrivals dropped in November with over 10,080 people reaching Europe.

24 Jan 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2018, some 141,500 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean migration routes. On average one in every four was a child. This included an estimated 6,000 unaccompanied and separated children.

  • In 2018, UNICEF-supported child protection activities in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Germany reached over 28,000 children, while another 18,900 children benefitted from UNICEF-supported formal and nonformal education activities.

03 Jan 2019 description
  • 4,468 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were present in Serbia on 30 December – an increase from 4,346 two weeks ago. Of them, 4,205 (i.e. 94%) were accommodated in 16 governmental Reception/Transit (RTC) or Asylum Centres (AC). Additionally, over 260 mainly male refugees/migrants were observed outside centres: 100 in Belgrade City, some 150 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary and a handful in/near Loznica at the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.
29 Dec 2018 description

According to available data from national authorities and IOM offices, a total of 133,489 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe between January and November 2018, 25 per cent decrease compared to the 178,232 reported in the same period 2017. 30,951 migrants and refugees were registered on entry and exit in Bosnia and Herzegovina (23,271), Albania (3,280) and Montenegro (4,400) in 2018, fourteen times more than the 2,199 registered in the same period last year.

29 Dec 2018 description

According to the available data from national authorities and IOM offices, a total of 122,947 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe between January and October 2018. Estimated 81 per cent of migrants and refugees arrived by sea (99,174). A total of 27,972 migrants and refugees were registered in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania since the beginning of 2018, thirteen times more than the 2,199 reported in the same period last year and a ten times increase compared to the 2,725 registered in the whole of 2017.

19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.

25 Nov 2018 description
  • On 14 November, a young man from Syria died in the hospital in Belgrade despite receiving all possible treatment, as reportedly he had not been able to properly treat an injury sustained on the way to Serbia, resulting in major complications. This is yet another example illustrating the dangers of the current situation of mixed movements of people.
14 Nov 2018 description
  • Another tragic accident illustrated the dangers of the current situation of mixed movements of people: On 11 November the police near Loznica found a body of a man suspected to have drowned in the Drina River. While the investigation is ongoing, local media reported that some ten days ago, when a group of refugees/migrants tried to cross the river into Bosnia, two young men from Iran disappeared. It is suspected that the body now found may belong to one of them.

01 Nov 2018 description
  • 3,919 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 28 October, a slight increase from 3,825 counted two weeks ago. 3,485 (i.e. 89%) of them were accommodated in 15 governmental Reception/Transit (RTC) or Asylum Centres (AC). Also, close to 450 mainly male refugees/migrants were observed outside centres: 200 in Belgrade City, some 160 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary and up to 70 in Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.