Key figures (October 2015 – 26 July 2017)
Naqoura, 18 May 2017 - Ambassador Inigo Lambertini, the Deputy Permanent Representative of the Italian Mission to the United Nations, led a delegation of mine action donors to Lebanon from May 15 to 17, 2017. The mission was an initiative of the Mine Action Support Group (MASG), a coalition of Member State donors committed to raising funds and awareness for mine action activities where they are needed most. Italy serves as the current Chair of the MASG. "Italy remains fully engaged in pursuing the objective of a mine free world and in preserving stability in this part of the world.
Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 12,656 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first seven months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. UASC numbers have slightly decreased compared to last year, when 13,705 UASC arrived in the first seven months of the year.
Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 95,213 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 2% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (93,774).
Trends in sea arrivals should be assessed over time, as fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors, including weather and sea conditions or the situation in the countries of departure and origin. Geopolitical developments and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures may also affect sea arrivals.
MARTINSICURO, ABRUZZO, ITALY — The thick-set 23-year-old Nigerian woman exudes strength, keen to overcome what she suffered in Libya and Italy before she escaped from the shadows in Rome and jumped on a train heading for Ancona on Italy’s Adriatic coast.
Not that she knew the train’s destination before boarding — she just wanted to flee her tormenters, run from beatings and sexual abuse. But it will take longer than a three-and-half-hour railway trip to forget the torments of the past.
116,692 arrivals by sea in 2017
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Migrants tell of torture, sexual violence and slavery in Libyan ‘hell'
Three quarters witnessed murder or torture and almost all of the women had been sexually assaulted
Rape, torture and slave labour are among the daily realities in Libya for people fleeing war, persecution and poverty, according to a new report by Oxfam and Italian partners MEDU and Borderline Sicilia published today.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 116,692 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 6 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 263,436 arrivals across the region through 6 August 2016.
Alfano: “Political, social and environmental problems in the Horn of Africa cause large migration flows. In Ethiopia, living conditions are made extremely difficult by the El Niño climate phenomenon, obliging the Country to tackle one of the most serious climate shocks in its history. According to the WHO, it is the most serious humanitarian crisis of the last 30 years.”
2,409 Dead and Missing in 2017 (as of 31 July 2017)
3,127 Dead and Missing in 2016 (as of 31 July 2016)
5,096 Dead and Missing in 2016
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 06 Aug 2017): 96,350
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 06 Aug 2016): 99,676
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 06 Aug 2017 1,137
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 06 Aug 2016 5,902
Average daily arrivals in August 2017 so far: 190
Average daily arrivals in July 2017: 370
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 06 Aug) 2,398
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 06 Aug) 3,151
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096
Budapest / Geneva, 4 August 2017 — Hundreds of Red Cross volunteers are on the ground in towns, cities and beaches as record temperatures sweep much of southern and central Europe.
According to weather reports, south and central Europe are experiencing the highest August temperatures in more than a decade. The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre in the Netherlands says this is indicative of a trend that has seen hotter summers become more common.
25,392 Total persons relocated
17,457 Relocated from Greece (26% of 66,400)
7,935 Relocated from Italy (20% of 39,600)
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 115,109 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 2 August, with almost 83 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 261,228 arrivals across the region through 2 August 2016.
Extreme or very high danger in southern and eastern Portugal; southern and central Spain and Mallorca; southern Corsica and the Mediterranean region of France; Sicily, Sardinia and southern and central Italy; coastal Croatia; central Albania; eastern Hungary; northern and eastern Serbia; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; parts of south-west Romania; south-east and north-west Bulgaria; southern mainland Greece and the Cyclades islands; parts of central Cyprus; central and south-west Turkey.
Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).
In 2016, more than 180,000 asylum seekers reached Italy by boat, setting a record. So far in 2017, 94, 391 people have arrived on the country’s shores, and many of them have already either left the country, or have tried to cross the border into France.