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31 Aug 2017 description

This summary covers inter- and intra-regional displacement and displacement-induced mobility to, from, through and within the Middle East. It draws widely from available sources.

06 Jul 2017 description

Introduction

Following the 2015 peak in arrivals of refugees and other migrants to Europe, the number of overall asylum applications doubled. While the number of positive decisions gradually increased in line with the rise in applications, the increase in the number of negative decisions was significant.
Although the total number of people returned did increase substantially in 2016, a large number of rejected asylum seekers remain in Europe.

22 Mar 2017 description

Throughout January cold temperatures and winter conditions put thousands of refugees and other migrants in the Middle East and Europe at risk.

At least five fatalities at Europe’s borders with Turkey were reported due to temperatures as low as -14 degrees Celsius, and snowstorms throughout the region.