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2,940 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
Out of the total:
4,7% <14 years old
The population estimation excludes separated children.
1,118 Total number of places in UAC shelters
2,082 in the waiting list for shelter, out of which:
140 in RICs
89 in Protective custody
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 12,983 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 11 weeks of 2018, with about 47 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (30%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 21,058 at this point in 2017.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 11,636 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 73 days of 2018, with about 48 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (29%), Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 20,306 at this point in 2017.
IOM Rome’s Flavio Di Giacomo said Thursday the 5,945 men, women and children arriving as irregular migrants to Italy this year represents a decline of more than 62 per cent over last year’s irregular sea arrivals through this date.
In January, 41,387 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (19,154 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 95 locations.
The vast majority of those returned to Turkey are nationals from countries other than Syria. The majority are Pakistani nationals (41 per cent of total). Syrians constitute 17 per cent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Bangladeshis and Afghans.
In total, 258 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 15 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.
3,030 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece (based on referrals, as of 28 February 2018)
Out of the total:
4,7% <14 years old
The calculation used for the population estimation is the summary of waiting, placed and pending assigned UAC, plus UAC in RICs lists pending submission to EKKA, excluding separated children, rounded to the nearest tenth.
1,118 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 28 February, including 38 vacant places)
n 2017, the total number of illegal border-crossings into the EU dropped to its lowest in four years, especially due to a fall in detections on the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Balkan routes, Frontex analysts write in the Risk Analysis for 2018 report released today.
The annual total of 204 700 marked a significant decrease compared to recent years, but not yet a return to the situation before 2014, when figures ranged between 72 000 and 141 000 detections.
In January, 8 300 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU, down 7% from a year ago.
The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in January rose to more than 4 800, double the figure from the previous month, when the smuggling activities were affected by fighting near the departure areas and poor weather. The monthly total was roughly in line with January of last year.
8,501 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE IN 2018
7,174 ARRIVALS BY SEA IN 2018
1,327 ARRIVALS BY LAND IN 2017
186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE IN 2017
9,483 interviews were conducted in Italy, Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Hungary, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia in 2017
About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys
- 178,500 in 2017
- 369,300 in 2016
- 1,015,000 in 2015
Dead and Missing
- 3,139 in 2017
- 5,096 in 2016
- 3,771 in 2015
Between 1 and 31 January 2018, 4,189 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a modest decrease of 6% if compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (4,467). In recent years, monthly arrivals were comparatively lower during the winter, due to less favorable weather and sea conditions.
Nationality of arrivals
In January, 39,233 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (17,903 households) received cash assistance in Greece, in 94 locations.
as of 15 February 2018 UAC Shelters (transit and longterm)
Current: 48 UAC shelters with total 1,115 places. (increased from 423 places in March 2016)
Planned: new shelter with total 15 new places
Safe Zones* (short-term) - Current: 10 Safe Zones for UAC with total 300 places.
- Current: 4 Hotels for UAC with total 240 places.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
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.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,407 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through seven weeks of 2018. This compares with 12,430 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
Over 25,300 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria and Spain between January and September 2017, of whom more than 14,800 (58%) were unaccompanied and separated children (UASC). Arrivals in the third quarter of 2017 increased by 33% compared to Q2 2017 (14,800 vs. 11,100).
More than 13,800 unaccompanied and separated children 92% of all children who arrived to Italy through the Central Mediterranean Route were UASC.
9,483 surveys conducted with migrants in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in 2017
Focus of the report
This report contains an analysis of the responses provided by migrants and refugees travelling along the Central and the Eastern Mediterranean routes and interviewed under IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in 2017. Male and female migrants are systematically compared.