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07 Dec 2017 description
  • 2,581 surveys conducted with migrants from Pakistan in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in 2016 and 2017

Focus of the report

This report presents the profile of migrants and refugees travelling from Pakistan along the Central and the Eastern Mediterranean routes and interviewed under IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in 2016 and 2017.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land


06 Dec 2017 description

by John Borton and Sarah Collinson

For years nationals from outside the European Union (EU) have sought to enter the EU by irregular means, outside the regulatory norms of sending, transit and receiving countries. Since early 2015, however, the number of refugees and migrants entering (and trying to enter) the EU irregularly has increased dramatically, presenting the EU and its member states with profound organisational and political challenges and confronting the formal humanitarian sector with tests that it has struggled, and often failed, to meet.

06 Dec 2017 description

CONCERNE : Esclavage et Traite des réfugiés et autres migrants noirs africains en Libye et dans les autres pays de l’Afrique du Nord -Prendre des mesures administratives, politiques et juridiques mettant un terme à cet esclavage et cette traite, et secourir les victimes survivantes.

Destinée au (à la):

Parlement européen

M. Antonio TAJANI, président

Rue Wiertz 60 1049 Bruxelles Belgique

Tél: +32 2 284 21 11 Télécopieur: +32 2 284 69 74

Conseil européen

06 Dec 2017 description

CONCERNS: Slavery and trafficking of refugees and other black migrants in Libya and other North African countries - Take administrative, political and legal measures putting an end to this slavery and trafficking, and to help surviving victims.

For the :

European Parliament

Mr Antonio TAJANI, President

Wiertz Street 60 1049 Brussels Belgium

Tel: +32 2 284 21 11 Fax: +32 2 284 69 74

European Council

Donald Tusk, President

06 Dec 2017 description
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  • 3,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis of data available to EKKA (as of 30 November 2017)

  • 1,130 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 30 November, including 45 vacant places)

  • 2,201 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 30 November 2017) including:

06 Dec 2017 description

MSF has been providing medical and humanitarian assistance to asylum seekers and migrants in Greece since 1996. In 2014, MSF expanded its activities in Greece to meet the needs of asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands and mainland from Turkey. Since 2016, MSF medical teams in Greece have offered services including primary healthcare, treatment for chronic diseases, sexual and reproductive healthcare, physiotherapy and mental healthcare. Today, MSF provides medical services in the wider area of Athens, in Epirus, as well as on the islands of Lesvos and Samos.

06 Dec 2017 description


In November, 36,135 eligible refugees and asylum seekers (16,410 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 111 locations.

06 Dec 2017 description

164,779 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 2016

3,086 Dead/ Missing

06 Dec 2017 description

Tuesday, December 5, 2017 — For the second consecutive winter, Greek authorities are trapping thousands of men, women and children on the Greek islands leaving them on the brink of a humanitarian emergency, warns the medical and humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). In response to this crisis, MSF is scaling up its emergency humanitarian intervention and is calling on EU and Greek authorities to open the islands and immediately move people to the mainland.

05 Dec 2017 description


By the end of November, UNHCR had created 18,927 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 3,092 separate facilities, in 21 cities across Greece.

05 Dec 2017 description

Since 2014, the International Organization for Migration has recorded the deaths of nearly 25,000 migrants. This figure is a significant indicator of the human toll of unsafe migration, yet fails to capture the true number of people who have died or gone missing during migration. This report, the third volume in the Fatal Journeys series, focuses on improving data on migrant fatalities. It is published in two parts. Part 1 critically examines the existing and potential sources of data on missing migrants.

05 Dec 2017 description

Athens – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and partner Médecins du Monde (MdM) announced today (5 December) that together they have rapidly provided primary health care services to over 1,200 migrants and refugees on the Greek mainland. The services were provided via mobile medical units during a two-month period between September and October 2017.

05 Dec 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 164,779 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 3 December, with just over 70 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 351,076 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

02 Dec 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.

01 Dec 2017 description

164,654 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363, 401 Arrivals in 2016

3,038 Dead/ Missing

01 Dec 2017 description

(Athens) – The Greek government, with the support of European Union leaders, should act now before the onset of winter to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 12 human rights and humanitarian organizations said in a campaign that began today.

The groups began a countdown to the official start of winter, December 21, 2017. They said that Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, with the support of EU leaders, should immediately transfer people to improved conditions on the mainland and take concrete measures by December 21 so that no asylum seekers are left out in the cold.