- 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
On 2 August, Albania requested assistance from the UCPM |From 3 to 6 August, 2 Greek airplanes (type PZL) from Corfu operated in southern Albania for 38 hours, performing 27 drops in total | On 9 August, the planes operated in south of Albania, in Finiq municipality (Vlora region) | Copernicus Emergency Management System was activated on 3 August
An estimated 11,000 people arrived in Greece in 2017. The living conditions for many asylum-seekers have improved and the Government is gradually closing sites, including Elliniko.
Yet problems persist, particularly on the islands where some asylum-seekers must remain for their asylum decisions.
This results in overcrowded ‘hotspots’ and poor conditions.
The situation increases tension and protection risks, including sexual and genderbased violence. Vulnerable asylum-seekers and children are particularly at risk.
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Modern slavery risks have risen in nearly three quarters of the 28 member states of the European Union over the last year, reveals an annual study from global risk consultancy Verisk Maplecroft.
By Umberto Bacchi
LONDON, Aug 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Union recorded the largest increase in slavery of any world region in 2017, with the arrival of more than 100,000 migrants, many of them extremely vulnerable to exploitation, analysts said on Thursday.
The risk of slave labour in farming, construction and other sectors rose across the region, with 20 of the EU's 28 member states scoring worse than in 2016 in an annual global slavery index by British analytics company Verisk Maplecroft.
116,692 arrivals by sea in 2017
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 116,692 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 6 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 263,436 arrivals across the region through 6 August 2016.
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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.
2,409 Dead and Missing in 2017 (as of 31 July 2017)
3,127 Dead and Missing in 2016 (as of 31 July 2016)
5,096 Dead and Missing in 2016
18,500 estimated number of refugee and migrant children across Greece. Among them 2,350 UAC
7,427 children have been relocated from Greece, as of end June. Among them 282 UAC
72 accompanied children have been returned to Turkey, in the framework of the EU- Turkey statement
Restricted and poor access to adequate housing in locations of transit can push refugees and other migrants to return home or move to alternative destinations.
The ability to access adequate housing impacts refugees and other migrants’ access to other rights and resources including residency.
For those refugees and other migrants who move irregularly, a lack of regular documentation and recognised status leaves them open to exploitation in terms of housing, among other things.
25,392 Total persons relocated
17,457 Relocated from Greece (26% of 66,400)
7,935 Relocated from Italy (20% of 39,600)
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 115,109 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 261,228 arrivals across the region through 2 August 2016.
Extreme or very high danger in southern and eastern Portugal; southern and central Spain and Mallorca; southern Corsica and the Mediterranean region of France; Sicily, Sardinia and southern and central Italy; coastal Croatia; central Albania; eastern Hungary; northern and eastern Serbia; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; parts of south-west Romania; south-east and north-west Bulgaria; southern mainland Greece and the Cyclades islands; parts of central Cyprus; central and south-west Turkey.
Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).