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25 Dec 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ 20,774 refugees and migrants crossed the border into fYR Macedonia during the reporting period 11-17 December, with a daily average of 2,968. Since UNHCR began monitoring departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 some 648,178 refugees and migrants have departed.

■ Intention to apply for asylum: 348,017 applications have been filed from 19 June through 17 December 2015 (source: Ministry of Interior).

01 Dec 2015 description

November 2015 – Trends

Deteriorated situations

Bangladesh, France, Kosovo, Lebanon, Nepal, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela

Improved situations

Burkina Faso, Myanmar

December 2015 – Watchlist

Conflict risk alerts

Venezuela

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
20 Nov 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

The beggar-thy-neighbor border policies that have characterized much of the European response to the refugee crisis seem to be getting even worse.

Four Western Balkan governments have now blocked asylum seekers and migrants of certain nationalities from entering their territory, effectively barring them from accessing asylum procedures. As a result, people are once again trapped at European borders.

19 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried

OXFORD, 19 November 2015 (IRIN) - At least three countries on the Balkan route, the main thoroughfare for migrants and refugees seeking to reach northern Europe from Greece, abruptly imposed new border controls overnight, allowing only certain nationalities to progress.

15 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ 51,055 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 28 October - 03 November with a daily average of 7,294. Since UNHCR began monitoring the departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 some 470,000 refugees and migrants have departed.

Intention to apply for asylum: 207,905 applications have been filed from 19 June to 03 November 2015 (source: Ministry of Interior).

Operational Context

06 Nov 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ 54,212 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 21 – 27 October with a daily average of 7,745. Since UNHCR began monitoring the departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 some 420,000 refugees and migrants have departed.

Intention to apply for asylum: 182,978 applications have been filed from 19 June to 27 October 2015 (source: Ministry of Interior).

Operational Context

02 Nov 2015 description

October 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey

  • Improved situations
    Iran

November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
Turkey

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
29 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS
- 40,603 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 14 – 20 October with a daily average of 5,800. On 18 October the number peaked with 10,005 refugees and migrants; an all-time high. Since UNHCR began monitoring the departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 more than 365,654 refugees and migrants have departed.

13 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 42,152 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 07 – 13 October with a daily average of more than 6,000. On 7 October the number peaked with 7,816 refugees and migrants. Since UNHCR began monitoring the departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 more than 325,000 refugees and migrants have departed.
06 Oct 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 32,486 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 30 September – 06 October with a daily average of more than 4,600. The number of Afghans continue to be high and now constitutes 14% of the total new arrivals up from 11% during last reporting period according to the statistics of the Ministry of Interior. Since UNHCR began monitoring the departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 more than 282,000 refugees and migrants have departed.

KEY FIGURES

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
    Colombia

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

29 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ More than 35,000 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 16-22 September with a daily average of more than 5,000. Assistance with food,
NFIs, counselling, medical and psychosocial services, child friendly spaces and monitoring have been stepped up and registration is ongoing 24/7.

23 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ The average daily influx of refugees in September is more than 5,000 refugees and during the reporting period from 09 - 15 September the figure has risen to above 6,000 per day with an all-time high of 8,660 alone on 13 September. Assistance with food, NFIs, counselling, medical and psychosocial services, child friendly spaces and monitoring have been stepped up and registration is ongoing 24/7.

■ The train prices have increased considerably by 150%. Advocacy efforts are ongoing to revert this decision.

08 Sep 2015 description

HIGHLIGHTS

■ The presence of twelve new data entry clerks, from the Macedonian Young Lawyers Association (MYLA) and financed by UNHCR, as well as the new software has increased the pace of registration.

01 Sep 2015 description

August 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations

Afghanistan, Burundi, Central African Republic, Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Kashmir, Lebanon, Nepal, Yemen

  • Improved situations

Guinea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka

September 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts

Colombia/Venezuela, Guatemala, Iraq, Nepal, Yemen

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

    South Sudan