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30 Aug 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

No room for Prejudiced Asylum Officers

Boris Dittrich
Advocacy Director, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Program

The process of seeking asylum is difficult for anyone, but sexual and gender minorities fleeing persecution in their home countries can be particularly vulnerable, as two recent decisions by Austrian asylum officers show.

20 Jun 2018 description

From the President and Executive Director

13 Apr 2018 description

Push for transfers at any cost – the Dublin system in 2017

The 2017 Dublin Update, published by the Asylum Information Database, releases figures for 18 European countries revealing an increase in transfers in the aftermath of European Union and domestic political commitments for a stricter enforcement of the Dublin system.

30 Mar 2018 description

The Court of Justice of the European Union has recently published the actions brought by the European Commission against Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic for failing to fulfil their obligations under the Council Relocation Decisions (Council Decision (EU) 2015/1523 and Council Decision (EU) 2015/1601). This is the next stage of the infringement procedure against the three Member States launched by the European Commission in June 2017, after the Commission found the answers to its reasoned opinion to be unsatisfactory.

19 Mar 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

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.

12 Mar 2018 description

33,154 Total persons relocated

21,710 Relocated from Greece (33% of 66,400 originally foreseen)

11,444 Relocated from Italy (29% of 39,600 originally foreseen)

07 Mar 2018 description

7 March 2018

Distinguished President,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

A few days ago, we celebrated the centenary year of Nelson Mandela’s birth. We spoke of his example; his fortitude, his suffering and compassion, while recalling also the declaration that he and my predecessor Mary Robinson signed in 2000 on diversity and tolerance.

19 Feb 2018 description

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.

12 Feb 2018 description
report People in Need

Asylum seekers and beneficiaries of international protection in V4 countries

07 Feb 2018 description
  • 186,768 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE
  • 172,362 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA
  • 14,406 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

Highlights

30 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

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.

26 Jan 2018 description

The research paper ‘Follow the Money: Assessing the use of AMIF funding at the national level’ by ECRE and UNHCR, provides a thorough and critical analysis of the €3.1 billion Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF) established by the EC for the period of 2014-20. The AMIF aims to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and to the implementation and development of a common European approach to asylum and migration.

22 Jan 2018 description

Sarka and Angus Grundy agreed to help a refugee family for six months and became close friends with a Syrian couple and their daughter

22 Jan 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 14-20 January 2018 and includes updates on influenza, yellow fever and salmonellosis.

18 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

Read more on IRIN

26 Dec 2017 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.

07 Dec 2017 description
  • 160,247 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights