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10 Oct 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 140,538 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 8 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 318,207 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

10 Oct 2017 description

140,538 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 20106

2,754 Dead / Missing

09 Oct 2017 description

In Greece, months of uncertainty come to an end for refugees and asylum seekers who find new homes with UNHCR assistance and in the framework of ESTIA, the European Commission Emergency Support to Integration and Accommodation programme. The initiative provides multi-purpose cash grants and rented accommodation for thousands of people in the country.

09 Oct 2017 description

“Protecting children in the context of the Refugee and Migrant Crisis in Europe”

ΙΟΜ Greece participated in the Regional Conference of EU Justice and Consumers project on protecting children in the context of the refugee and migrant crisis in Europe, held in Ljubljana on 12-14 September 2017.

Hosted by IOM Slovenia, the regional conference was attended by all IOM missions involved in the project, namely, Italy, Greece, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Hungary, Austria as well as Government representatives by each participating country.

06 Oct 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 139,763 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 4 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 312,153 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

06 Oct 2017 description
  • 139,763 Arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 Arrivals in 20106

  • 2,726 Dead / Missing

05 Oct 2017 description

Conditions in the mainland are generally improving. The Government is closing temporary sites and more people are staying in rented housing.
However, increased sea and land arrivals land arrivals of 4,200 people this month accentuated the overcrowded conditions in island and border reception centres leading to alarming conditions and slower asylum procedures.

05 Oct 2017 description

5 October 2017

As a consequence of a drop in the number of boats reaching international waters in the Mediterranean Sea, MSF has decided to reduce its activities at sea and to end search and rescue operations of its boat Prudence. MSF will continue its presence in the Central Mediterranean with the ship Aquarius, run in coordination with SOS MEDITERRANEE, as well as continue to care for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants in need in its projects in Libya and Italy.

05 Oct 2017 description

Humanitarian situation in Greece

Some 18,000 migrants have crossed from Turkey into the Aegean islands since the beginning of 2017. Οne in three people arriving in Greece is from Syria, followed by Iraqis and Afghans. The ICRC has also observed an increase in people arriving from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Despite a decrease in the number of shipwrecks, we estimate that more than 1,000 migrants who died remain unidentified in Greece. This leaves their families without closure about their loved ones' fates.

05 Oct 2017 description

European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture

European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ISTANBUL, Oct 3 (KUNA) -- A Turkish cruise ship in the Mediterranean rescued a wandering boat carrying 75 immigrants, carrying children and women on Tuesday.

In the region between Sicily Island of Italy and city of Pylos in Greece, 75 immigrants were rescued by Turkish company Turkon Line, ship's crew of company Ibrahim Dede, and was handed over to Greek authorities.

Turkon Line CEO, Alkin Kalkavan said that a ship carrying containers from Izmir to Algeciras Port of Spain rescued illegal immigrants.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

A. Situational analysis including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

03 Oct 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 138,232 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 1 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 304,933 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

03 Oct 2017 description
  • 138,232 Arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 363,401 Arrivals in 20106
  • 2,658 Dead / Missing