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23 Oct 2018 description

Summary Statistics

Total number of places 25,766
Actual capacity 22,041
Current population 21,579
Occupancy rate 97.9%

23 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – In the first six months of 2018, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, supported the resettlement of 47,197 refugees departing from 106 different countries. The Organization plays a key role in the resettlement process by providing services that prepare refugees to integrate in their new countries.

23 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 94,676 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 21 October, with 45,145 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 146,898 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 324,267 at this point in 2016.

22 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- By September 2018, some 89,000 refugees and migrants, almost a quarter of whom children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean migration routes. Most children arrived in Greece and Spain.
- Between January and September 2018, nearly 16,700 children benefitted from UNICEF specialized child protection support in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Germany. With the start of the school year, 13,810 children were also reached with UNICEF-supported formal and non-formal education activities.

22 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 1,179 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 654 arrivals and from last year’s 1,054 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 168, compared to 93 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Nearly 18,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (27%), Iraq (21%) and Syria (17%).

22 Oct 2018 description

GENEVA (22 October 2018) - The Human Rights Committee this morning discussed an update by the Rapporteur on the Follow-Up to Concluding Observations, and endorsed the document titled “Possible elements of a common aligned procedure for follow-up to concluding observations, decisions and views for all treaty bodies”, which the Chairs of human rights treaty bodies had adopted during their annual meeting from 29 May to 1 June in New York.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 114 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 16 countries in Europe between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

21 Oct 2018 description

I Key facts about this year Participatory Assessment

1,436 Asylum Seekers and refugees discuss their concerns, challenges in annual Greece participatory assessment

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, today published the results of an annual participatory assessment report on the concerns of asylum-seekers and refugees in Greece about their current situation and future prospects and risks and how to address them.

19 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 91,093 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 17 October, with 42,494 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 145,193 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 320,033 at this point in 2016.

18 Oct 2018 description

By Leo Dobbs in Athens, Greece

Obada “Ibo” Al-Nassar, saved from the sea himself two years ago, joined in the rescue operation when the Greek coastal resort of Mati was engulfed by deadly wildfires.

Among the rescuers who converged on the Greek coastal resort of Mati in July as hundreds fled deadly wildfires was a 23-year-old Syrian refugee, himself saved from a watery grave last year.

16 Oct 2018 description

Summary Statistics

Total number of places 25,744
Actual capacity 21,903
Current population 21,551
Occupancy rate 98.4%

16 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 88,736 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 October, with 40,598 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined. Spain’s numbers for the year are slightly higher than the figure printed (see chart below) and reflect arrivals only through last Wednesday.

16 Oct 2018 description
report METAdrasi

Almost 1,000 people certified as victims of torture by METAdrasi

Imprisonment in inhuman conditions, extreme tactics of physical abuse, rape, daily psychological violence. In many countries of the world, unthinkable ways of cruel and degrading treatment are still being practiced in order to punish, intimidate, interrogate. Among the refugees arriving in Greece, a high percentage are victims of torture, but they often constitute the "invisible" faces of the vulnerable refugee population.

15 Oct 2018 description

The second annual WHO Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health recently brought together more than 80 participants from nearly 20 countries around the globe to exchange experiences and best practices related to improving the health and well-being of migrants and refugees.

The participants came from European countries as well as North and South America, Africa, and East Asia. They were guided by a faculty of 35 leading experts in the field during the week-long event held in Palermo, Italy, on 24–28 September 2018.

Trends and health conditions

15 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 654 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 926 arrivals and from last year’s 1,268 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 93, compared to 132 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

12 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 88,049 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 10 October, with 40,598 to Spain, the leading destination this year. The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 142,301 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 318,791 at this point in 2016.

Spain, with 46 per cent of all arrivals through the current year, continues to receive seaborne migrants in October at a volume approaching three times that of Greece and about eight times that of Italy.