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05 Jan 2018 description
IOM recorded 171,635 arrivals by sea in 2017, the figure in 2016 was 363,504. Arrivals in Italy by boat was 119,310, the lowest since the Mediterranean migrant emergency began.
22 Dec 2017 description
The programme targets the most vulnerable families with a mixture of cash assistance, building materials, and distributions of winter items including blankets, heaters and clothes.
22 Dec 2017 description
Since mid-October, 6,000 asylum seekers have been moved out of the islands but 10,000 are still crammed into government-run facilities on the islands, double the design capacity.
21 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch states they should be transferred to the Greek mainland and provided with adequate accommodation, and access to fair and efficient asylum procedures.
14 Dec 2017 description
report European Union
The agreement builds on EASO’s existing operational support and aims to sustain the Agency’s support for the country’s response to the pressure on its asylum and reception systems while implementing the EU Asylum Acquis.
13 Dec 2017 description
report CARE
Focusing on the situation in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan and Greece, the report aims to provide a better understanding of the gendered impact of the refugee crisis on unaccompanied adolescent boys, aged 13 to 17, and men.
11 Dec 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
Unrest in overcrowded facilities, coupled with bad conditions, means kids living in hot spots for prolonged periods experience high levels of stress, and can undergo depression and self-harming.
08 Dec 2017 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam hails positive move but says: "Even if we could move all 5,000 people overnight, reception facilities on the islands will still be over-capacity, unsafe and unsanitary."
06 Dec 2017 description
MSF is scaling up its emergency humanitarian intervention, and is calling on EU and Greek authorities to open the islands and immediately move people to the mainland.
30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
A new UNICEF report includes practical examples of governments, civil society partners and host communities working to support and integrate uprooted children and their families.
28 Nov 2017 description
Deaths across the Mediterranean since the October 2013 Lampedusa tragedy have surpassed 15,000. More than 50 per cent of all migrant and refugee deaths worldwide over these last 4 years.
24 Nov 2017 description
Relying on analysis of IOM, the report states that at least 33,761 migrants were reported to have died or gone missing in the Mediterranean between 2000 and 2017.
22 Nov 2017 description
The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said.
20 Nov 2017 description
In 2017, the EU dedicated 6% of its annual aid budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid. In 2018, this will increase to 8%.
27 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Only a third of the nearly 3,000 unaccompanied refugee children in Greece are receiving shelter and care. UNICEF urges key policy and legal reforms to help keep them safe.
23 Oct 2017 description
19 human rights and humanitarian aid organizations called upon the Greek government to put an end to the ongoing “containment policy” confining asylum seekers to the Aegean islands.
16 Oct 2017 description
Legal status challenges place unaccompanied and separated children at risk of arrest, detention and in the cases of Greece and Jordan, relocation and even deportation.
05 Oct 2017 description
A new report details harrowing cases of Afghans who have been returned from Europe only to be killed, injured in bomb attacks, or left to fear being persecuted for their sexual orientation or conversion to Christianity.
25 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children
In Greek camps, up to 16 people are forced to sleep in five-person tents. This level of overcrowding puts children at immense risk, with reports of violent outbreaks in some camps.
18 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live.