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20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Over 588,500 Syrian children were enrolled in temporary education centres (TECs) and Turkish public schools across the country as of end September, representing a 23% increase compared to September 2016.

  • More than 64,500 refugee children received a conditional cash transfer for education (CCTE) payment in September, bringing the total number of children benefitting from the CCTE to over 136,500.

20 Oct 2017 description
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2,950 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 October 2017)

1,114 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 October, including 20 vacant places)

1,822 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 October 2017) including:

20 Oct 2017 description

IOM Rome reported Thursday (19/10) that on Wednesday, 585 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean and will be brought to land in the next few days. These latest rescues are in addition to the 110,329 migrants and refugees arriving by sea to Italy this year, according to IOM estimates.

IOM Athens’ Kelly Namia reported on Thursday three events occurring since Sunday (15 October) off the islands of Lesvos and Farmakonisi that required search and rescue operations. The Hellenic Coast Guard managed to rescue 95 migrants and transfer them to the respective islands.

19 Oct 2017 description

Arrivals increased in August to 3,600 people arriving mainly to Samos, Lesvos, and Chios. The majority were from Syria and Iraq, while 62 per cent are women and children.

Asylum-seekers are staying amidst deteriorating conditions in overcrowded sites on Samos,
Lesvos, and Chios despite UNHCR transfers to the mainland doubling this month.

As national authorities assume full management of services in the hotspots,
UNHCR called for further robust action and urgent deployment of more staff.

19 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son venezolanas, ucranianas y sirias.

  • Cruz Roja trabaja en este ámbito en coordinación con el Ministerio de Empleo y Seguridad Social.

19 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

In September, there were 13 900 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU.

The total number of detections on the four main migratory routes in the first nine months of 2017 fell by 64% from the same period of last year to 156 000.

Central Mediterranean

19 Oct 2017 description

Arrivals to Europe in First half of 2017

In the first half of 2017, 16,524 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 11,918 (72%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC).

Greece

In the first half of 2017, 3,020 children arrived to Greece by sea, including 411 (14%) UASC, a 95% decrease compared to the first half of 2016 (60,089).

19 Oct 2017 description

The movement of refugees and migrants across the Sahara and the central Mediterranean Sea towards Europe continues to have a devastating toll on human life. Between January and August 2017, an estimated 2,270 refugees and migrants died at sea in the central Mediterranean. It is estimated that many others died on their way across the desert and in detention centres.

18 Oct 2017 description

Conditions in the mainland are generally improving as the Government is closing temporary sites and people are moving into housing. However, arrivals peaked this month when 6,000 people this people arrived by sea and land. Border reception centres became critically overcrowded, conditions deteriorated and protection risks increased including of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and September 2017, close to 140,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores. Although two-thirds of them came through the Central Mediterranean Route, the Eastern Mediterranean Route has recorded a recent spike in sea crossings to Greece (including 4,239 children in three months) coupled with new arrivals through the Western Mediterranean Route and the Black Sea.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

SUMMARY 29 September 2017 was the last day for the NRC Chios office. NRC’s Chios operations ceased on 31 July in line with the transition to the Greek government assuming full management of provision of services on the islands. NRC has assisted displaced people on the Greek island of Chios since 2015, supporting 35,000 refugees and migrants in its first three months.

17 Oct 2017 description

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 145,355 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 319,594 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.