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19 Jul 2017 description

Summary Findings

Overall satisfaction with the support and services provided at shelters
Most children are happy with the quality of the shelters and the support they receive. However, respondents would like better quality food, specifically meals that resemble what they would traditionally have at home. Children are also happy with the recreational activities offered at the shelters, but would like a better variety of sports and exercise activities.

19 Jul 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council


As of July 2nd , there were 196 residents living in Veria site. 46 new arrivals were received throughout June, from Chios island and from the Evros border crossing. Each group transferred is received and provided with food and non-food items by the responsible actors on site. They are welcomed and briefed about site services and amenities by members of the community and site agencies.

18 Jul 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 111,148 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 16 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 241,859 arrivals across the region through 16 July 2016.

18 Jul 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe.

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Africa through Libya is increasing and, with it, the risks they face crossing the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. In the first six months of this year, 2,171 refugees and migrants died or went missing in the Central Mediterranean, many others are believed to have died trying to cross into Libya.

18 Jul 2017 description
infographic World Food Programme




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.

17 Jul 2017 description

Sea Arrivals

99,864 in Q1-Q2 2017
231,463 in Q1-Q2 2016

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

Dead and Missing

2,253 in Q1-Q2 2017
2,896 in Q1-Q2 2016

5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015

17 Jul 2017 description


According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered. This is mainly due to the sharpe decrease in arrivals to Greece.

16 Jul 2017 description

Trends and key figures

Since 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017, 102,847 refugees and migrants have arrived in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). Arrivals by sea in this period comprised of 17 per cent children, 12 per cent women and 71 per cent men.

14 Jul 2017 description

103,175 arrivals by sea in 2017

2,357 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 14 July

363,401 arrivals in 2016

14 Jul 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, UN Migration Agency, reports that 103,175 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 12 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 240,014 arrivals across the region through 12 July 2016.

14 Jul 2017 description

Greece has served as the entry point to Europe for more than one million people since 2015. A persistent characteristic of this crisis has been the significant number of unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arriving to Greece and travelling alone along the Western Balkan route. Today, 2,250 of these UASC are stranded in Greece, with limited access to safe shelters, services and support, facing significant risks and with uncertain futures.

14 Jul 2017 description

NRC in 2016: our year in review

We assisted millions in 2016. It wasn’t easy.

The numbers were bleak. Nearly 66 million people were on the move, fleeing conflict and disaster. But we persevered.

In 2016, displacement figures topped the charts yet again. As the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) scaled up, our 2016 annual report details, we supported more than six million people throughout the year – improving 2015 achievements by nearly 27 per cent.

A balancing act

14 Jul 2017 description

By: Leo Dobbs and Christos Tolis in Agia Eleni, Greece

A former youth hostel has been renovated thanks to European Commission funding, helping to home around 500 refugees.

Jumaa Alo, a 52-year-old Kurdish Syrian from the town of Afrin, puts his arm around his wife Nabiha’s shoulders. Finally safe in a new home in Greece, their eyes fill with tears as they think back to the conflict that forced them to flee in 2011.

14 Jul 2017 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster Two years after the beginning of the migration crisis (in 2015), more than 62,000 migrants remain stranded in the mainland and islands of Greece, according to figures of 6 June 2017 of the Greek government2 . Out of those 62,000 migrants, some 34,000 are on the mainland, some 13,000 on the islands and almost 14,000 are accommodated in the housing scheme of UNHCR’s relocation programme.

13 Jul 2017 description

It is estimated that some 13 000 refugee and migrant children are of a school age in Greece. Education is a clear priority for them and their parents – for many, it was the reason they left their country of origin in the first place. With support from EU Humanitarian Aid, UNICEF is offering non-formal education activities, providing learning opportunities to these children, while, having the added value of assisting these children with their cultural understanding, integration and overall wellbeing.

13 Jul 2017 description

This document provides detailed information on Temporary Accommodation Sites and Reception & Identification Centers (RICs) in Greece in order to allow for better planning and to address gaps where highlighted. Data will be updated on a monthly basis by corresponding SMS agencies.

13 Jul 2017 description
report IRIN

An already overstretched and poorly functioning reception system for asylum seekers stranded on the Greek islands is at risk as many of the NGOs providing health, legal, and other services prepare to pull out or have already left.

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