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06 Jan 2017 description
According to the IOM, incidents off Spain, Morocco and Tunisia could add another 300 or more fatalities to the 2016 total. The year is the deadliest for migrants ever recorded by IOM in the region.
02 Sep 2016 description
With an increasing number of migrant children reported missing in Europe, questions arise about the availability, coverage and reliability of data on children migrating to and through the EU.
11 Dec 2015 description
The number of fatalities in the Aegean has also risen in December. The total number of recorded migrant deaths in the Mediterranean this year now stands at 3,671.
30 Oct 2015 description
With the latest tragic drownings in the Aegean on Wednesday and Thursday—along with four deaths today off Spain—IOM now estimates the number of deaths on Mediterranean sea routes to Europe have surpassed 3,329 this year.
01 Oct 2015 description
UNHCR is planning for up to 700,000 people seeking safety and international protection in Europe in 2015 and requesting funds that can be allocated as flexibly as possible in light of the fast-evolving situation.
08 Sep 2015 description
UNHCR’s engagement in Europe will focus on providing emergency and life-saving assistance; strengthening coordination structures and the provision of advisory, technical and functional support and capacity building.
23 Jun 2015 description
A key finding is that not all migrants intend to go to Europe: many have migrated within their region first and moved on, sometimes years later, after being unable to find the stability, safety, and opportunities they hoped for.
24 Jul 2014 description
More than 800 people, many of them seeking safety from conflict and civil war, have died this year in the Mediterranean, compared to a total 600 deaths in 2013, and 500 in 2012.
12 Oct 2013 description
Over 200 people were rescued in Maltese waters, but according to survivors, there were as many as 400 Syrians and Palestinians on the boat, many now missing and feared drowned.
24 Apr 2012 description
Since the end of February 2011, 790,000 migrant workers and their families have crossed the Libyan border into other countries to escape the conflict and ongoing violence in Libya. Although migration crises of this kind are not new, the massive outflow of migrants fleeing the violence in Libya...
06 Dec 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. UNHCR received...
18 May 2011 description
IOM is today urgently appealing to the international community to continue to help tens of thousands of migrants who have either fled violence in Libya or been left stranded inside the country in a desperate situation. The agency, which has appealed for a total of US$150.2 million, has received...
17 May 2011 description
This is a summary of what was said by the UNHCR spokesperson at today’s Palais des Nations press briefing in Geneva. Further information can be found on the UNHCR websites, www.unhcr.org and www.unhcr.fr, which should also be checked for regular media updates on non-briefing days. Hundreds of...