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22 Oct 2019 description

La majorité referait le voyage malgré les risques

New York – Les migrants irréguliers qui ont effectué le périlleux voyage de l’Afrique vers l’Europe le referaient, même conscients des dangers. Environ 93 % des près de 2 000 migrants en situation irrégulière interrogés ont connu le danger durant leur voyage, mais seulement 2 % ont déclaré qu’ils seraient restés chez eux s’ils avaient eu connaissance des risques.

21 Oct 2019 description

Arrivals

This week, 2,214 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 1,649 arrivals and from last year’s 1,191 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 316, compared to 236 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Some 33,700 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (37%), Syria (18%) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (8%).

21 Oct 2019 description

In September 2019, 2,499 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea, most of whom departed from Tunisia. This is the highest number of monthly sea arrivals this year so far.

NGO rescue vessels continued to operate in the Central Mediterranean. The Ocean Viking vessel was involved in two postdisembarkation transfer exercises led by the European Commission.

On 12 September, 98 refugees were evacuated from Libya, in the context of the third direct humanitarian evacuation from Libya to Italy in 2019 so far.

Operational Context

21 Oct 2019 description

The Scaling Fences: Voices of Irregular African Migrants to Europe report presents the results of an extensive study exploring the perspectives and experiences of 1970 individuals who migrated through irregular routes from Africa to Europe, originating from 39 African countries.

Its aim is to contribute to a better understanding of the relationship between migration and development. The Scaling Fences report is the second major review of contemporary development issues affecting Africa to be published by UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa.

Highlights

18 Oct 2019 description

The Greek authorities have introduced an announced overhaul of the country’s asylum legislation and appeals to

18 Oct 2019 description

Geneva – IOM reports that 79,350 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through 17 October, roughly a 13 per cent decrease from the 91,094 arriving during the same period last year.

17 Oct 2019 description

Last week, peaceful changes in government took place in Kosovo and Romania. Anarchist activity spiked in Greece. Anti-government protests started in Belarus, while in Russia protests were held against political repression. In Ukraine, protests and actions by National Corps show strong opposition to agreements with Russia and the rebels in Donbass.

17 Oct 2019 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers Southern and Southeast Asia. The core countries of focus for this region are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan and Thailand. Depending on the quarterly trends and migration-related updates, more attention may be given to any of the countries over the rest.

17 Oct 2019 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the Middle East region (ME). The core countries of focus for this region are Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and Turkey. Depending on the quarterly trends and migrationrelated updates, more attention may be given to some countries over the rest.

16 Oct 2019 description
report NetHope

For the past three years, Nikos Nassopoulos has seen the benefits that come with connectivity for refugees.

As NetHope’s on-the-ground representative in Greece, Nassopoulos has supported the organization’s mission to continue providing connectivity for the hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees who still reside in settlements in Greece, giving them the opportunity to live a semblance of the lives they formerly held.

16 Oct 2019 description
report European Union

In September, the number of detections of illegal border crossings on Europe’s main migratory routes rose 14% from the previous month to more than 17 200 due to higher arrivals on the Greek islands in the eastern Aegean. Despite the growing numbers in recent months, the total on all European migratory routes for the first three quarters of 2019 was 19% lower at around 88 200.

Eastern Mediterranean

15 Oct 2019 description

INTRODUCTION

Ce rapport est composé d’un ensemble de cartes présentant les différents phénomènes et tendances migratoires au Tchad. Il dévoile les différents mouvements de populations recensés depuis, vers et au sein du territoire Tchadien et dresse le profil des populations en mouvements.

14 Oct 2019 description

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT

Amnesty International is profoundly concerned about the continuing failure of the Greek authorities to ensure that asylum-seekers and unaccompanied children can access free healthcare in the public health system, as provided by Law 4368/2016. Furthermore, children born in Greece by parents irregularly residing in the country are also excluded from being able to access the public health system.

14 Oct 2019 description

Arrivals

This week, 1,649 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 2,144 arrivals but an increase from last year’s 699 arrivals during the same period. The average daily arrivals this week equalled 236, compared to 306 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Some 32,100 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (37%), Syria (18%) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (9%).

14 Oct 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Safety, security and access incidents Incidents of threats and violence in refugee and IDP settings

Africa

Burkina Faso

General: Across Burkina Faso, jihadist violence continued to deprive half a million IDPs of access to health care. Source: AFP

Burundi

05 September 2019: In Mwaro-Ngundu, Makebuko, Gitega province, members of the Imbonerakure militia burned the fence of an unnamed IDP camp during the night. No casualties reported. Source: RPA