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19 Sep 2018 description

With conditions improving in some parts of the country, Somali refugees continue to return from countries of asylum. Statistics from UNHCR indicate that over 121,000 people have voluntarily returned from ten countries of asylum since 2014. The countries include Kenya, Yemen, Djibouti,
Libya, Tunisia and Eritrea. As of August 2018, UNHCR registered 31,836 refugees and asylum seekers in Somalia.

Most people seeking asylum in Somalia are from Ethiopia and Yemen.

17 Sep 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 16 Sep 2018): 20,617
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 16 Sep 2017): 101,142
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 16 Sep 2018 616
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 16 Sep 2017 2,015
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 39
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

10 Sep 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Sep 2018): 20,210
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Sep 2017): 100,287
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 09 Sep 2018 209
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 09 Sep 2017 1,160
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 23
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

07 Sep 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2018, 3,092 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15 per cent of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the numbers of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first eight months of 2018 are considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 13,200 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-August 2018 period (15 per cent) is only slightly higher than in January-August 2017 (13 per cent).

06 Sep 2018 description

REGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME

SITUATION. Une reproduction a petite echelle a eu lieu dans le centre de I'Algerie, cependant que des ailes Oars etaient presents dans le sud-est de la Mauritanie et rest du Tchad.

PREVISIONS. Une reproduction a petite echelle entrainera une legere augmentation des effectifs acridiens dans le Sahel septentrional de Mauritanie, du Mali, du Niger, du Tchad et du sud de I'Algerie. On ne s'attend a aucun developpement significatif.

REGION CENTRALE: CALME

03 Sep 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 02 Sep 2018): 20,001

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 02 Sep 2017): 99,811

Total arrivals 1 Sep - 02 Sep 2018 0

Total arrivals 1 Sep - 02 Sep 2017 684

Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 0

Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 02 Sep) 1,113

Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 02 Sep) 1,540

Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 02 Sep) 2,412

Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 02 Sep) 2,573

03 Sep 2018 description

Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows

Three years on from the shocking images of lifeless Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi on a Turkish beach, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency shows that crossing the Mediterranean Sea has become even more deadly.

UNHCR’s new Desperate Journeys report shows that more than 1,600 people have died or gone missing while attempting to reach Europe so far this year.

28 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 67,122 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 26 August, with 27,994 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 123,205 (172,362 for the entire year) arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 272,612 at this point in 2016.

27 Aug 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 26 Aug 2018): 19,590
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 26 Aug 2017): 98,195
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 26 Aug 2018 1,080
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 26 Aug 2017 2,982
Average daily arrivals in August 2018 so far: 42
Average daily arrivals in July 2018: 63
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 26 Aug) 1,113
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 26 Aug) 1,540
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 26 Aug) 2,287
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 26 Aug) 2,441

25 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 65,576 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 22 August, with 27,577 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 120,624 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 271,951 at this point in 2016.

22 Aug 2018 description
report European Union

In the first seven months of 2018, the number of irregular border crossings into the EU via the top four migratory routes fell by 43 per cent from a year ago to about 73 500, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

In July, some 14 900 irregular crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 18% fewer than in the same month of last year.

Western Mediterranean

20 Aug 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Aug 2018): 19,210
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Aug 2017): 97,871
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 19 Aug 2018: 700
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 19 Aug 2017: 2,658
Average daily arrivals in August 2018 so far: 37
Average daily arrivals in July 2018: 63
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 19 Aug): 1,095
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 19 Aug): 1,527
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 19 Aug): 2,287
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 19 Aug): 2,441

17 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 63,142 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 16 August, with 26,350 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 119,137 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 266,423 at this point in 2016.

13 Aug 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 12 Aug 2018): 18,944
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 12 Aug 2017): 97,241
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 12 Aug 2018: 434
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 12 Aug 2017: 2,028
Average daily arrivals in August 2018 so far: 36
Average daily arrivals in July 2018: 63
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 12 Aug): 1,095
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 12 Aug): 1,522
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 12 Aug): 2,287
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 12 Aug): 2,441

12 Aug 2018 description

CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN, AUGUST 12, 2018 - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel the Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

07 Aug 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 July 2018, 2,896 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 16% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the numbers of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first seven months of 2018 are considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 12,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-July 2018 period (16%) is only slightly higher than in January-July 2017 (13%).

07 Aug 2018 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2018, 18,510 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is an 81 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (95,213). Just over 1,900 persons reached Italian shores in July 2018, a significant reduction compared to arrivals in June (3,136) and May (3,963). The reduction is even more significant when compared to the numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the sea to Italy in June 2017, when 11,461 registered at landing points.