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16 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 88,736 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 October, with 40,598 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined. Spain’s numbers for the year are slightly higher than the figure printed (see chart below) and reflect arrivals only through last Wednesday.

14 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR coordinated the delivery of humanitarian convoys. In total, ten trucks with shelter material reached Donetsk region. The materials will be used for the repair of 110 damaged houses.

UNHCR partners have conducted 643 protection monitoring visits in seven regions. UNHCR focused most of its visits to conflict affected villages located along the ‘Contact Line’ in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

13 Oct 2018 description
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Spain, through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), a dependent body of the State Secretariat for International Cooperation and for Ibero-America and the Caribbean of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, will send a plane with humanitarian aid material to Indonesia.

12 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 88,049 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 10 October, with 40,598 to Spain, the leading destination this year. The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 142,301 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 318,791 at this point in 2016.

Spain, with 46 per cent of all arrivals through the current year, continues to receive seaborne migrants in October at a volume approaching three times that of Greece and about eight times that of Italy.

09 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 86,436 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 7 October, with 39,445 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 140,272 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 318,207 at this point in 2016.

05 Oct 2018 description
  • El avión, que partirá mañana desde la base de Torrejón de Ardoz, llevará material de ayuda humanitaria a solicitud del Gobierno de Indonesia

  • Con esta medida, la ayuda total aportada por la Cooperación Española a esta crisis asciende a 565.000 euros

05 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 84,345 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 3 October, with 38,451 to Spain, the leading destination this year.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 139,677 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 312,153 at this same point in 2016. Deaths on the Mediterranean remain high, at 1,777. However, that figure is well below fatalities recorded at this time last year (2,749) or 2016 (3,682).

03 Oct 2018 description
  • Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, La Rioja, Murcia, Valencia, Canarias, Baleares, Madrid y Castilla y León y la Federación Española de Municipios y Provincias (FEMP) aunarán recursos para paliar las crisis humanitarias en el exterior

  • Este compromiso supondrá un ayuda anual conjunta de 1.5 millones de euros para crear un fondo común de contingencia

02 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

According to the compilation of available data from national authorities and IOM offices, a total of 87,776 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe between January and August 2018. Estimated 79 per cent of the overall population crossed the Mediterranean Sea (69,614), mainly using the Western Mediterranean route which leads to Spain where 33,912 new arrivals were registered between January and August 2018.

02 Oct 2018 description
  • La Cooperación Española aporta 300.000 euros destinados a paliar la crisis humanitaria derivada de los terremotos y tsunamis que azotan Indonesia

  • Además, España ha ofrecido a las autoridades indonesias el envío de material humanitario por vía aérea

  • En los próximos días se seguirán coordinando otras aportaciones de la cooperación descentralizada en respuesta a esta crisis humanitaria.

02 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 82,100 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 30 September, with 36,654 to Spain, the leading destination this year. (Spain’s arrivals include over 600 migrants sailing to Las Canarias in the Atlantic Ocean – see more below.)

02 Oct 2018 description

Madrid – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reported that as of Friday (28/09), total land and sea arrivals in the first nine months of this year have surpassed the arrival totals of 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined, but signalled that despite the higher number of arrivals the situation remains manageable.

Migrant arrivals to Spain via the Western Mediterranean and Western African routes have reached a total of 36,654 this year. Another 4,820 migrants reached the Spanish enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla by land.

02 Oct 2018 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, se félicite des décisions historiques formulées par l’Espagne et Haïti visant à adhérer aux accords internationaux pour lutter contre l’apatridie, une situation à laquelle sont confrontées des millions de personnes privées de droits fondamentaux parce qu’aucun État ne les considère comme ses ressortissants.

01 Oct 2018 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, se félicite de la décision de Malte d’autoriser le débarquement, depuis le navire ONG Aquarius, de 58 personnes secourues en mer, ce qui met fin à leur calvaire après plusieurs jours en mer. Nous sommes également reconnaissants envers la France, l’Allemagne, le Portugal et l’Espagne qui ont offert d’accueillir ces personnes depuis Malte.

30 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is grateful to Malta for its decision to allow 58 rescued people from the NGO ship Aquarius to be disembarked, ending their ordeal after days at sea. We are also grateful to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain who have offered to receive these people from Malta.