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23 Nov 2017 description

A new report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, shows changes in the routes used by refugees and migrants to reach Europe during the third quarter of 2017.

“Over the past months, the sea route to Greece has gained more traction, sea arrivals to Italy have reduced and we have seen migrants and refugees using increasingly diversified journeys to reach Europe,” said Pascale Moreau, Director of UNHCR’s Europe Bureau.

22 Nov 2017 description

Groups Press Greek Officials, EU States for Mainland Transfers, Improved Conditions

(Athens) – The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said today. The policy forces asylum seekers arriving on the Greek islands to remain in overcrowded, unsafe facilities, an urgent concern with winter approaching.

21 Nov 2017 description

IFRC Position on Children on the Move

  1. All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.

  2. Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.

  3. No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.

21 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 160,067 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 19 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 345,544 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (20 November) 114,606 migrants arrived by sea to Italy this year, according to Ministry of Interior figures, which is a nearly 32 per cent reduction from arrivals at this same point in 2016.

21 Nov 2017 description
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3,250 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis of data available to EKKA (as of 15 November 2017)

1,151 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 November, including 54 vacant places)

2,121 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 November 2017) including:

21 Nov 2017 description
report Finn Church Aid

The coding workshops aim to facilitate the employment of young people with refugee or Greek background, and to increase dialogue between different groups in Greece. The pilot stage carried out in early summer garnered excellent results.

In November, Finn Church Aid starts workshops in Greece together with Greek NGO GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance, aimed at young refugees and Greeks, teaching skills such as the basics of programming, robotics, image editing and other IT skills. The workshops, called Code and Create, are aimed at young people aged 15 to 24.

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • As of 31 October 2017, 612,603 refugee children were enrolled in temporary education centres and Turkish public schools across the country, a 25% increase since the end of the last school year in June.

  • Almost 8,400 at-risk children in eight provinces were identified and referred to protection services under the child protection component of UNICEF’s Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE).

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

18 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

In October, more than 15,300 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU.

The total number of migrants detected on these routes in the first ten months of this year fell by 63% to around 173,000 from the same period in 2016.

Central Mediterranean

The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in October remained almost constant from the month before, at roughly 6,700. Tunisia was the top country of origin, cementing a trend that began in the summer months.

18 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 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

17 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 158,935 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 343,158 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

16 Nov 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 October 2017, 111,397 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 30% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (159,427).
Disembarkations slowed as of mid-July 2017, with monthly arrival numbers being significantly lower since, compared to 2016. In October 2017, 5,979 persons reached Italy by sea, compared to 27,384 registered at landing points in October 2016.

16 Nov 2017 description

Executive Summary

Many refugees and other migrants migrate to Europe to seek asylum, and with asylum a more secure life and improved livelihoods. Recent REACH assessments have found that a number of these refugees and other migrants lack information about legal migration pathways when they set out on their migration journeys.1 Aside from asylum, they are often unaware of other types of legal mechanisms that would enable them to remain in Europe legally.

16 Nov 2017 description

Arrivées par la mer

138,800 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
303,838 1er-3ème Tr. 2016

361,709 en 2016
1,015,078 en 2015

Morts et portés disparus

2,666 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
3,543 1er-3ème Tr. 2016

5,096 en 2016
3,771 en 2015

16 Nov 2017 description

Sea Arrivals

138,800 in Q1-Q3 2017
303,838 in Q1-Q3 2016

361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015

Dead and Missing

2,666 in Q1-Q3 2017
3,543 in Q1-Q3 2016

5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015

16 Nov 2017 description

Sea arrivals continued mainly to Lesvos and Chios, but decreased this month to 4,100 people. The majority came from Syria and Iraq, and 59% were women and children.

The conditions in the deteriorated reception centres deteriorated further with asylum-seekers waiting to complete lengthy procedures while in inappropriate shelter with limited access to services. services for extended periods.

Several thousand asylumseekers endured cold and rain in tents or makeshift shelters without heating as the authorities struggled to make preparations for the winter.