- South-Eastern Europe: Floods - Feb 2015
- Greece: Forest Fire - Aug 2009
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Greece: Forest Fires - Aug 2007
- Central/Eastern Europe: Heat Wave - Jul 2007
- Greece: Earthquake - Sep 1999
- Greece: Earthquake - Jun 1995
- Greece: Earthquake - Dec 1990
- Greece: Earthquake - Sep 1990
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 120,137 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 20 August, with almost 82 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 269,856 arrivals across the region through 20 August 2016.
GENEVA (17 August 2017) – Two United Nations human rights experts have expressed serious concern over a new European Commission policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues, warning that more people will drown.
“The EU’s proposed new action plan, including a code of conduct for organizations operating rescue boats, threatens life and breaches international standards by condemning people to face further human rights violations in Libya,” said the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, Felipe González Morales, and the Special Rapporteur on torture, Nils Melzer.
CARGO DISPATCHED: 474 MT
VALUE OF GOODS DISPATCHED: 1.91 million USD
TOTAL SHIPMENTS: 26
PARTNERS SERVED: 9
UNHRD is a network of depots around the world (in Ghana, Italy, UAE, Malaysia, Panama, Spain) that procures, stores, manages and transports emergency items on behalf of the humanitarian community.
Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.
La Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise aide la Grèce à faire face à l’afflux massif des réfugiés et migrants (plus de cinquante mille, principalement Syriens et Afghans) répartis et bloqués sur notre territoire depuis les accords européens de 2016 sur la restriction des migrations. À cette vague d’immigration majeure (la plus importante en Europe depuis la Seconde Guerre Mondiale) s’ajoutent les difficultés économiques et la crise que connaît la Grèce depuis maintenant plus de sept ans.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 119,069 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 16 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 266,423 arrivals across the region through 16 August 2016.
Geneva – Some 19,088 migrants have returned home voluntarily with assistance from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, from 1 April to 30 June 2017, according to the IOM AVRR quarterly bulletin published today (18/08). These migrants have returned from 81 host and transit countries to 136 countries and territories of origin.
119, ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2017
363, 401 ARRIVALS IN 2016
Some 2,000 people arrived on the Aegean islands in June with the majority being Syrian and Iraqi. 55% of the new arrivals on the islands are women and children.
Problems persist on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions. This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.
Efficient coordination and delivery of certain services that affect the lives of asylum seekers during the transition period can be further improved.
17 August 2017 – The European Union's new policy on Mediterranean Sea rescues threatens life and breaches international standards, two United Nations independent human experts today cautioned.
15/8/17 Geneva - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 118,227 migrants, including refugees, entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 13 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 265,640 arrivals across the region through 13 August 2016.
Refugees International Field Report
By Izza Leghtas
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 117,795 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 9 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 264,381 arrivals across the region through 9 August 2016.
IOM Rome reported Thursday that according to official figures of the Italian MOI, 96,861 migrants have arrived by sea to Italy this year, which is a 3.46 per cent drop from the same period in 2016.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Aug 2017): 12,440
Total arrivals in Greece during Aug 2017: 905
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2017: 91
Average daily arrivals during Jul 2017: 73
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 65
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Aug 2017: 888
Dead and missing
146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)
117,795 arrivals by sea in 2017
363,401 arrivals in 2016