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12 Apr 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

Introduction

Following the successive implementation of new border restrictions by Croatia, Serbia and the Former Yugolav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) in the latter half of February, the migration* flow to the EU through the Western Balkans corridor has been officially closed since 20 March, when the EU-Turkey Plan came into force.

22 Mar 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

INTRODUCTION

With the continued implementation of new border policies along the Western Balkans migration route, thousands more people are currently stranded en route.

07 Mar 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

As of 3rd of March, thousands of migrants are stranded at various points along the Western Balkan corridor following the implementation of stricter border policies over the past two weeks, including more than 10,000 at Idomeni and nearly 6,000 which are waiting elsewhere in Greece. Many of these people will likely not gain passage to Europe due to new policies.

26 Feb 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

European Migration Crisis: Findings from REACH January 2016 assessment

16 Jan 2016 description
report REACH Initiative

REACH in the Balkans: Real time monitoring and profiling of migration trends towards Europe

15 Dec 2015 description
report REACH Initiative

The year 2015 has witnessed an unprecedented rise in the scale of migration towards Europe. **According to UNHCR, as of December 2015, there have been 921,713 arrivals by sea alone.** As countries of the European Union (EU) continue their discussions on how to better integrate the migrants, it is of utmost importance to build an understanding of the ongoing migration to respond to the current crisis and prepare contingency plans for future displacement towards the EU.

28 Sep 2015 description
report REACH Initiative
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Recent weeks have seen a dramatic increase in the number of asylum seekers arriving to in the European Union (EU). The unprecedented number of new arrivals has not only received signi cant media attention but has also stretched the capacity of authorities, non-government organisations and civil society to respond.