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19 Mar 2018 description


In February, just under 3,900 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, less than half the number that entered in January. With lower numbers of people crossing from North Africa to Italy by sea compared to last year, the route to Spain experienced the most movement of the three Mediterranean routes with over 1,500 arrivals, followed by the route to Greece with over 1,200 and less than 1,100 to Italy.

02 Mar 2018 description


19 Feb 2018 description


Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

30 Jan 2018 description


Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a critical public health issue globally. If we are to preserve human and animal health, policy interventions and global collaboration are vital to improve our understanding of AMR dynamics and to inform containment and mitigation strategies.

30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children on the move face a range of risks, lack protection and fall through the cracks during their desperate journeys through countries of origin, transit, arrival and return. Some 164,000 refugees and migrants, including 29,000 children, entered Europe in 2017, joining the 1.4 million people, including 360,000 children, who arrived in 2015-2016, and the 3.6 million people, including 1.2 million children, already hosted in Turkey.3 The Central Mediterranean was the most used route in 2017, with spikes of arrivals in the Eastern Mediterranean in the fall.

23 Jan 2018 description


Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

of registered refugees and migrants were minors

Applications for asylum

Persons granted refugee status

Persons granted subsidiary protection

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


# of arrivals in Europe through Italy, Greece and Spain in 2017
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)

1 in 4
Of all arrivals in 2017 are children
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)

# of child asylum-seekers in Europe between January and November 2017
(Eurostat, 10 January 2018)

22 Dec 2017 description


549 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

32% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

15 Applications for asylum

0 Persons granted refugee status

0 Persons granted subsidiary protection

20 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation analysis Description of the disaster On 30 June 2015, UNHCR declared a “level 2” emergency in Greece, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Serbia. During August 2015, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia saw a steep increase in the number of migrants transiting through its territory, adding to those already crossing the border since September 2014.

14 Dec 2017 description

This factsheet provides a summary of the activities that the ICRC carries out for vulnerable migrants and their families in Europe and Central Asia. It explains our approach and describes what we, together with National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, do to help protect and assist migrants along migration routes in Europe and Central Asia.

07 Dec 2017 description


The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for 2017 outlines the intended operational response and financial requirements for the response to the large-scale population movements registered throughout Europe since 2015. The response is primarily designed on the basis of protection-related concerns and humanitarian imperatives.

27 Nov 2017 description


734 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

38% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

27 Applications for asylum

1 Persons granted refugee status

9 Persons granted subsidiary protection

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 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

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.

05 Sep 2017 description

Summary of the appeal

This Operations Update n° 5 is published to inform about the extension of the operation`s timeframe until 30 September 2017 allowing the National Society to finalize the ongoing shelter construction in Struga, being delayed for technical reasons.

01 Sep 2017 description

Evie Browne
17. 03. 2017


What are the gender norms in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia) at regional and national levels (similarities and differences between countries)? What are the baseline indicators of gender equality? Are there gendered sources of stability/resilience?

1. Overview

08 Aug 2017 description

- A new story: We worked on a new story for Dorcas in 2016, with various departments and stakeholders giving their input.

04 Aug 2017 description


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%).

03 Aug 2017 description


Information, identification and referrals of Persons with Specific Needs (PSN):

  • More than 75,700 translation services provided, mainly for authorities

  • Some 35,000 refugees, asylum seekers and migrants provided with information

  • Over 7,600 protection interviews conducted

  • Over 4,200 persons entered in the UNHCR Global proGres database

  • Over 1,500 PSN identified and referred to appropriate services, including 25 cases of gender based violence