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20 Nov 2018 description

Total number of places: 26,392
Actual capacity: 22,574
Current population: 22,178
Occupancy rate: 98.2%

20 Nov 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 267 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 571 arrivals and from last year’s 700 arrivals during the same period. The average daily arrivals this week equalled 38, compared to 82 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

14 Nov 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 571 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,064 arrivals and from last year’s 952 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 82, compared to 152 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

13 Nov 2018 description

Total number of places 26,285
Actual capacity 22,483
Current population 22,027
Occupancy rate 98.0%

08 Nov 2018 description

Overview

So far in 2018, a total of 27,492 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (27%), Afghanistan (25%) and Iraq (19%). More than half of the population are women (24%) and children (37%), while 40% are men.

Arrivals in October 2018, at 4,073 increased in comparison to September, when 3,960 people arrived on the islands.

07 Nov 2018 description

Overview

The majority of those returned to Turkey are Pakistani nationals (38 percent of total). Syrians constitute 19 percent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Afghans and Bangladeshis.

In total, 337 Syrians have been returned to Turkey to date. 36 of them have been returned on the basis that their asylum claims were found inadmissible at 2nd instance.

07 Nov 2018 description

Overview

By the end of October 2018, UNHCR had created 25,898 places in the accommodation scheme as part of the ESTIA programme. These were in 4,306 apartments and 23 buildings, in 14 cities and 7 islands across Greece.

06 Nov 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 1,064 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 611 arrivals and from last year’s 825 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 152, compared to 87 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

06 Nov 2018 description

Summary Statistics

Total number of places 26,103
Actual capacity 22,336
Current population 21,858
Occupancy rate 97.9%

06 Nov 2018 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

02 Nov 2018 description

Athens – Access to regular schooling has enabled migrant and refugee children to make friends with students from other cultures, said 84 per cent of surveyed children in open accommodation centres in Greece.

The findings of the survey, conducted by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reveal the quality of community relations is directly affected by students’ personal experience with the educational institutions. Results indicate that satisfaction with the daily school experience is an essential precondition for the integration of students in the education system.

30 Oct 2018 description

Summary Statistics

Total number of places 25,830
Actual capacity 22,112
Current population 21,684
Occupancy rate 98.1%

29 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 611 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,179 arrivals and from last year’s 674 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 87, compared to 168 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

25 Oct 2018 description
report SolidarityNow
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SolidarityNow embraces young refugees, supporting their way towards their independent adult life

They are young, different and ready to pursuit their dreams! They are the 25 young men, aged 18-22, who live at the Youth Shelter operated by SolidarityNow and the Society for the Care of Minors, in the center of Athens.

23 Oct 2018 description

Summary Statistics

Total number of places 25,766
Actual capacity 22,041
Current population 21,579
Occupancy rate 97.9%

22 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights
- By September 2018, some 89,000 refugees and migrants, almost a quarter of whom children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean migration routes. Most children arrived in Greece and Spain.
- Between January and September 2018, nearly 16,700 children benefitted from UNICEF specialized child protection support in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Germany. With the start of the school year, 13,810 children were also reached with UNICEF-supported formal and non-formal education activities.