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20 Jul 2018 description

Arrivals

48,300 in Q1+Q2 2018
102,800 in Q1+Q2 2017

178,500 in 2017
362,300 in 2016

Dead and Missing

1,288 in Q1+Q2 2018
2,301 in Q1+Q2 2017

3,139 in 2017
5,096 in 2016

18 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:59 GMT

The boat that sank was carrying around 160 migrants (Recasts with coast guard statement)

ANKARA, July 18 (Reuters) - Nineteen people died when a boat carrying 150 migrants sank off the coast of northern Cyprus and rescuers were searching for 25 other people, Turkey's coast guard said on Wednesday.

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17 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 50,872 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 15 July 2018. That total compares to 109,746 at this time last year, and 241,859 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Spain overtook those to Italy this past weekend. To date just over 35 per cent of all Mediterranean irregular migrants have come via the Western Mediterranean route, whose irregular migration volume has nearly tripled those registered at this time last year.

10 Jul 2018 description

Key Figures
1,288 Dead and Missing in 2018
(as of 30 June 2018)
2,301 Dead and Missing in 2017
(as of 30 June 2017)

03 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 45,808 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 1 July, with just around 36 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%) and Spain (34%). A small number of arrivals have been reported landing this year to Cyprus and Malta, 47 and 243 migrants, respectively, or less than 1% of all Mediterranean Sea arrivals.

The latest total for all routes compares with 100,923 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 230,230 in 2016.

30 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Les agences humanitaires des Nations Unies ont salué un accord sur les migrations conclu par les dirigeants de l'Union européenne (UE), qui demande à davantage d'États membres de prendre en charge les personnes qui ont besoin de protection, dans un contexte de durcissement des politiques d’accueil des migrants depuis 2015.

29 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

UN humanitarian agencies on Friday broadly welcomed a freshly-inked deal on migration by European Union leaders which calls for more Member States to take responsibility within their borders for those in need of protection, amid a hardening stance by some since 2015.

In a joint statement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said that while the finer detail of the accord needs to be examined, they “stand ready to support a common approach”.

29 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 44,957 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 27 June, with just around 38 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%) and Spain (33%). A small number of arrivals have been reported landing this year to Cyprus and Malta, 47 and 234 migrants, respectively, or less than 1% of all Mediterranean Sea arrivals.

The latest total for all route compares with 94,986 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 230,230 in 2016.

26 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 42,845 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 24 June, with just over 38 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided almost evenly between Greece (30%) and Spain (31%). This compares with 85,751 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 215,997 in 2016.

25 Jun 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12033-PAL/2223

General Assembly
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (PM)

A total of 20 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2018 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials called for stable financing for the Agency amid devastating conflicts and violence in the Middle East.

22 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,944 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 171 days of 2018. That total compares to 84,675 at this time last year, and over 215,997 at this time in 2016.

19 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,073 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 24 weeks of 2018.

That total compares to 80,683 at this time last year, and over 215,000 at this time in 2016.

12 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – As the Aquarius rescue vessel makes the three-day journey to Spain, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 35,504 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of Sunday, 10 June 2018. This compares with 73,748 arrivals across the region during the same period last year. So far this month, 2,746 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain. The 14,330 migrants, who are registered as having arrived by sea to Italy this year is 76.81 per cent lower than that reported last year in the same period, which was recorded as 61,779.

08 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 33,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of 6 June 2018. So far this month, 1,190 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain (47% of total European arrivals).

The 33,400 arrivals since 1 January this year compares with 73,078 arrivals across the region through the same period last year. The number is also significantly lower compared to 6 June last year, with a 55 per cent decrease.

05 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 33,192 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 22 weeks of 2018. IOM reports that deaths over the weekend on all three major Mediterranean routes marked the first time in 2018 that fatalities spread across the entire littoral in this way. The estimated 125 men, women and children drowned in waters off Turkey, Tunisia, Algeria, Spain and Morocco made 1-3 June the Mediterranean’s deadliest for migrants this year.