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02 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Athens) – The number of unaccompanied migrant children held in unsuitable police cells and detention centers in Greece has increased alarmingly, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Migration Policy Minister Yiannis Mouzalas.

02 Aug 2017 description
  • 114,287 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 arrivals in 2016

  • 2,385 dead/missing

01 Aug 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Jul 2017): 11,535

Total arrivals in Greece during Jul 2017: 2,249

Average daily arrivals during Jul 2017: 73

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 67

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 66

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jul 2017: 1,581

01 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 114,287 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 30 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 256,828 arrivals across the region through 30 July 2016.

31 Jul 2017 description

Published 09:00 CET 28 July

113,433 arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 arrivals in 2016

2,377 dead/missing

31 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • CARGO DISPATCHED: 473 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.

31 Jul 2017 description

The undersigned organisations would like to express our serious concerns on a de facto violation of the right for family reunification and breach of relevant provisions stipulated in the EU Regulation 604/2013 (Dublin III Regulation), regarding asylum seekers’ transfers from Greece to Germany under family reunification procedure.

28 Jul 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.

27 Jul 2017 description
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Factsheet: Greece: Response to the Refugee Crisis

This includes the launch of the flagship 'Emergency Support To Integration & Accommodation' (ESTIA) programme to help refugees and their families rent urban accommodation and provide them with cash assistance. This marks a change from previous humanitarian projects which mainly provided support for accommodation in camps and the provision of direct supplies.

27 Jul 2017 description

Executive Summary

This study analyzes the language and communication barriers that exist in the context of the ongoing humanitarian migration crisis in Greece. It explores whether the information provided to refugees and migrants in Greece is effective when measured against four key criteria: accessibility, readability, comprehensibility, and usefulness. This research also documents the wide range of languages and ethnicities involved and reports on language and communication preferences amongst the refugee and migrant population.

27 Jul 2017 description
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Key messages

  • Greece has experienced an unprecedented influx of refugees and migrants. While close to 857 000 people transited through the country in 2015, in 2016 nearly 172 000 people arrived in Greece by sea alone. The closure of the border between the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece in early March 2016 had the effect of leaving thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in Greece – often without adequate accommodation, healthcare and access to education.

27 Jul 2017 description
report European Commission
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Communication: Fourteenth Report on Relocation and Resettlement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 26 July 2017

Today, the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU.

27 Jul 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ANKARA, July 26 (KUNA) -- Turkish authorities have detained 43 Syrian illegal immigrants while trying to cross into Greece illegally, Turkish security sources said Wednesday.

The immigrants, who include 18 men, seven women and 18 children, were taken to the Immigration Department in southwest Turkey, the sources were quoted by Turkey's Anadolu news agency as saying.
Turkish authorities have also arrested two Russian smugglers and sent them to the prosecutor's office for involvement in human trafficking, it added.

26 Jul 2017 description
report European Union

Court of Justice of the European Union
PRESS RELEASE No 88/17

Luxembourg, 26 July 2017

Advocate General’s Opinion in Cases C-643/15 and C-647/15 Slovakia and Hungary v Council

26 Jul 2017 description

Extreme or very high danger in southern, central and eastern Portugal, the eastern Canary Islands and south, central and north-east Spain; northern Corsica and the Mediterranean coast of France; Sicily, Sardinia, and southern mainland Italy; Malta; most of Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; most of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Albania; parts of south-eastern Romania, parts of southern Bulgaria; southern Crete and south-east mainland Greece; central Cyprus; central, east and west Turkey.

26 Jul 2017 description

"I call it reconciliation," says Manuel Elviro. He is part of a Spanish volunteer group that felt compelled to act after seeing some of the dramatic drawings by children who survived the perilous sea crossing from Turkey to Greece.

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