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01 Dec 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 164,654 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 19 November, with just over 70 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 350,549 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Thursday (30 November) that, according to Ministry of Interior figures, 117,042 migrants arrived by sea to Italy this year – approximately 32 per cent fewer than arrived by sea to Italy up to this time last year.

30 Nov 2017 description

Thousands of asylum-seekers have become stranded on Lesbos and four other islands close to Turkey since EU agreed a deal with Ankara in March 2016

PIRAEUS, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Greek authorities on Thursday moved a few hundred asylum-seekers from the island of Lesbos to the mainland in an effort to ease overcrowding in its camps.

Read more on Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation.

30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Global agreements on migration and refugees should include commitments to protect children, UNICEF urges world leaders

Ahead of international meeting on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, UNICEF releases blueprint for how to protect children on the move

Download photos, broll and the full report: http://uni.cf/2BlX6ga

30 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

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.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

29 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

28 novembre 2017 – Plus de 3.000 migrants et réfugiés ont trouvé la mort ou ont disparu depuis le début de l'année en traversant la Méditerranée pour rejoindre les côtes européennes, a annoncé mardi l'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM).

La barre des 3.000 morts ou disparus a été franchie probablement au cours du week-end dernier, durant lequel des migrants ont trouvé la mort au large des côtes libyennes.

28 Nov 2017 description

The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of emergency response capacities that countries participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.

28 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, is reporting that a grim weekend of death has resulted in the confirmation of at least 3,000 migrant or refugee deaths on Mediterranean Sea routes through 26 November 2017, marking the fourth consecutive year that IOM’s Missing Migrants Project (MMP) has reported this total.

28 Nov 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Since Wednesday, 15 November 2017, floods have been reported in the town of Mandra, Megara and Nea Peramos, which are all towns in the West Attica region of Greece (approx. 30 min drive from Athens).

Mandra – a town of 13,5001 inhabitants – was the most severely affected. In Mandra, at around 6 a.m., a wave of water suddenly rushed through the city, killing people, carrying away hundreds of cars, and devastating houses and property.

27 Nov 2017 description

Community engagement and accountability supports those involved in programmes and operations to adopt innovative approaches to better understand and engage with people and work with them to address unhealthy and unsafe practices. It maximizes the Red Cross and Red Crescent’s unique relationship with the community to help them speak out about the issues that affect them and influence decision and policy-makers to implement positive change.

27 Nov 2017 description
report SolidarityNow

Earning a stable income is a necessary condition for the empowerment of people to reach their potential. For SolidarityNow, linking people with the labour market and enabling them to find a job is the ultimate goal of the comprehensive efforts for their social integration, decreasing dependency on state/NGO assistance and providing opportunities for personal development.

25 Nov 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 19-25 November 2017 and includes updates on West Nile virus, Plague, monkeypox, influenza, diphtheria, yellow fever and Marburg virus disease.

24 Nov 2017 description

On 14 November 2017 the General Commission of the Greek Administrative Courts published a letter to the Ministers of Justice and Migration Policy and Directors of the Asylum Service and the Appeals Authority, containing proposals to accelerate the processing of asylum applications in the appeals procedure affecting the definition of final decision as well as the definition of vulnerable groups.

24 Nov 2017 description

CONTENTS

  1. Measuring irregular migration: Innovative data practices
    Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko

  2. Measuring unsafe migration: The challenge of collecting accurate data on migrant fatalities
    Ann Singleton, Frank Laczko and Julia Black

  3. A new approach: Displacement Tracking Matrix Comprehensive Migration Flows Survey Model
    Michelle Münstermann and Vivianne van der Vorst

24 Nov 2017 description

New Study Concludes Europe’s Mediterranean Border Remains 'World’s Deadliest'

Berlin – IOM, the UN Migration Agency’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC), today (24/11) released a new report reviewing the evidence of Four Decades of Cross-Mediterranean Undocumented Migration to Europeand concludes that Europe’s Mediterranean border is “by far the world’s deadliest.”

24 Nov 2017 description

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,6 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

24 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 161,010 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 24 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 345,831 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

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.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.