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16 Nov 2017 description
report European Commission

Brussels, 15 November 2017

In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.

15 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 3,5 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

15 Nov 2017 description

Refugees and asylum seekers experience a broad range of rights violations when they arrive to the so-called hotspots in Italy and Greece. Additionally the Greek hotspots have become a form of deterrence policy, a new Danish Refugee Council (DRC) study of the implementation of the EU hotspot approach shows.

14 Nov 2017 description

157,020 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363, 401 Arrivals in 2016

2,966 Dead/ Missing

14 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 157,020 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 12 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 341,215 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (13 November) Italy’s Ministry of Interior has registered 114,606 migrants arriving by sea so far, this year, which is down from 164,872 at this time in 2016. That is a 30.5 per cent drop-off over last year’s totals at this time.

14 Nov 2017 description
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Conditions are improving in the mainland, as the Government continues to close temporary sites. However, the nearly 5,000 sea and land arrivals this month exacerbated further overcrowding and overcrowding and poor conditions in the border reception centres. Many, including the vulnerable, are staying in makeshift shelter.

UNHCR urged the acceleration of winter preparations on the islands, and transferred and in coordination with the authorities transferred over 2,000 eligible, vulnerable people to continue their asylum applications in the mainland and Crete.

14 Nov 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 193 residents living in the site of Alexandria as of November 2nd

  • There were 19 new arrivals

  • There were 97 departures in total: 35 spontaneous departures, 61 under the urban accommodation scheme and 1 under the relocation scheme.

  • NRC in coordination with IOM & at the request of the MoMP began the relocation of the camp population inside the site to facilitate space for site works

12 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 5-11 November 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, chikungunya, West Nile virus, Plague, monkeypox, legionnaires's disease, influenza and Marburg virus disease.

12 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 11th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE is attaching great importance to alleviating the burden and improving the living conditions of the Syrian refugees all over the world, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

10 Nov 2017 description

The Administrative Court of Mytilene restricted automatic detention of asylum seekers on the Eastern Aegean islands with a view of their return to Turkey under the EU Turkey deal. In three decisions from October, the court found that the applicants’ detention was unlawful, on insufficiently justified grounds in two cases and on wrong grounds in a third case.

10 Nov 2017 description

155,856 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 20106

2,961 Dead / Missing

10 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 155,856 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 8 November, with just over 73 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder landing in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 340,934 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

09 Nov 2017 description

EU Relocation Scheme

During October 2017, IOM Greece has helped 841 asylum seekers relocate safely from Greece to other EU member states. 356 were relocated to Germany, 231 to France and 94 to Switzerland. Read more

09 Nov 2017 description

Sea arrivals reached a new peak in September with 4,900 people mainly Samos, Lesvos, and Chios. The majority came from Syria and Iraq, and 62% were women and children.

Asylum-seekers have to complete lengthy procedures while in inadequate shelter with limited services. In response, UNHCR intensified transfers of those eligible to the mainland, to continue their applications there.

Robust action to improve conditions is needed by the authorities, who are assuming the full management of services.

08 Nov 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

H I G H L I G H T S

  • 233 residents living in the site of Veria, as of 31 October.

  • 34 new arrivals were received throughout October from Lesvos and Evros border crossing. All welcomed and briefed about site services and amenities by NRC SMS team and provided with food and non-food items by NRC Shelter team and Bridge2.

  • 1 UAM was transferred to Alexandria site, and 24 residents departed spontaneously by own means.

08 Nov 2017 description

31,472 Total persons relocated

21,229 Relocated from Greece (32% of 66,400)

10,243 Relocated from Italy (26% of 39,600)