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10 Oct 2017 description

Highlights and Statistics
- UNHCR and partners observed a continued rise of new arrivals, when they assisted 272 new asylum-seekers (compared to 188 last week), mostly Yasidi or Kurdish families from Iraq (below chart refers).
- On 08 October, 4,361 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,888 were housed in 18 governmental centres (please see also the Joint Assessment of Government Centres).

03 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

■ In yet another tragic incident, on 26 September, in a village near Kikinda, the police found the body of a young foreign man. It appears as if he planned to irregularly cross into Romania but died from a heart attack.

■ UNHCR and partners continued supporting authorities in protection monitoring, identification and addressing of specific needs, referrals, interpretation, non-food aid, information and counselling, sometimes 24/7 at 23 sites around the country.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

12 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • In another tragic accident at the Sid train station (West) at night of 09-10 September a young man from Algeria lost his life while another sustained severe burns. They reportedly were electrocuted when they climbed on the top of a train and touched overhead cables. The injured man was immediately transported to the hospital in Novi Sad and is reportedly not in a life threatening condition any longer.

07 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • 4,230 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 03 September. 3,915 were housed in 18 governmental centres (for more details, please see the Joint Assessment of Government Centres), including over 300 still in temporary emergency shelters (i.e. rub halls or tents) in Transit Centres near the borders to Croatia or Hungary.

29 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • 4,263 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 27 August. 3,938 were housed in 18 governmental centres (below chart refers), of which some 400 in temporary emergency shelters (i.e. rub halls or tents) in Transit Centres near the borders to Croatia or Hungary.

21 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 14 August, a young Algerian man committed suicide by throwing himself under the wheels of a moving locomotive on Sid-Tovarnik railway near the border with Croatia.

21 Aug 2017 description

Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.

14 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 13 August was 4,705. Of those, 4,413, i.e. 94%, were accommodated in 18 governmental centres. (below chart refers).

  • UNHCR and partners received reports of 122 recorded collective pushbacks from Hungary, and 102 from Croatia, with many alleging to have been denied access to asylum procedures. Report of three pushbacks from Romania were also received.

07 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 06 August was 4,688. Of those, 4,391, i.e. 94%, were accommodated in 18 governmental centres. (below chart refers).

  • The management of the Transit Centres (TC) of Adasevci and Principovac continued to reduce the number of residents housed in temporary emergency shelters, while around 400 men and boys remain accommodated in rub halls or tents in these two TCs or those of Sombor or Kikinda.

04 Aug 2017 description

Overview

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%).

01 Aug 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • For the first time in eleven months, the number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia dropped below 5,000: to 4,997 on 30 July (below chart refers). The number of new arrivals encountered by UNHCR and partners during this week, however, rose to 63 (as compared to 28 the preceding and nine the week before), mainly men from Afghanistan or Pakistan, including nine unaccompanied or separated children (UASC).

25 Jul 2017 description

Highlights and Statistics
- On 23 July, 5,203 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia.
- 4,899, i.e. 94%, were accommodated in 18 governmental centres, which provide some 6,000 hard-shelter places (below chart refers). Some centres, especially the Transit Centres (TC) of Adasevci and Principovac remained overcrowded, as they still used temporary emergency shelter such as rub halls and tents to accommodate refugees and migrants, including families and unaccompanied and separated children (UASC).

17 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 16 July, 5,417 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia.

17 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered. This is mainly due to the sharpe decrease in arrivals to Greece.

10 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 09 July, 5,479 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 94% of them were accommodated in 18 governmental centres (below chart refers).

  • Some centres, especially the Transit Centres (TC) in Adasevci, Principovac and Sombor remained overcrowded, where some 200 refugees and migrants, including families and unaccompanied and separated children (UASC), were accommodated in temporary emergency shelters of rub halls or tents.

05 Jul 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 02 July, the overall number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia stood at 5,895. 94% were accommodated in 18 governmental centres (below chart refers).

  • At end-June, some 80% of residents in governmental centres were from so-called refugee-producing countries: Afghanistan (62%), Iraq (13%) and Syria (5%). 12% were from Pakistan and 8% from other countries. 40% were children, 12% adult women and 48% adult men.