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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.
03 Dec 2015 description
MSF calls for the opening of a safe and legal passage at the land border between Turkey and Greece.
24 Nov 2015 description
With refugees expected to continue arriving in Europe via Greece over the winter, it is imperative that the situation be managed so as to minimize the risks of new problems being created.
13 Nov 2015 description
Of the 660,000 refugees and migrants who have reached Greece this year more than half have landed at Lesvos. With winter approaching, reception conditions and capacity remain overstretched and inadequate.
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.
24 Oct 2015 description
More than 502,000 migrants have arrived in Greece in 2015, more than ten times the number of total arrivals in 2014. A revised appeal ensures proper preparations for the approaching winter.
23 Oct 2015 description
Despite deteriorating weather conditions, approximately 48,000 refugees and migrants crossed from Turkey to the Greek islands – or about 9,600 in each of the past five days.
20 Oct 2015 description
The latest arrivals have taken the overall total to some 502,500 for this year. The spike in arrivals in Greece is sharply increasing reception pressures on the islands.
22 Sep 2015 description
report UN Population Fund
Countries along the transit routes need urgent support to ensure women and girls have access to life-saving sexual and reproductive health care and are protected from violence, the United Nations Population Fund said.
14 Sep 2015 description
According to IOM estimates, 432,761 migrants and refugees have reached Europe by sea in 2015 so far - double the number for all 2014, emphasizing the scale of the current migration emergency.
13 Aug 2015 description
report IRIN
Since last month, more than 7,000 people – mainly refugees fleeing Afghanistan, Syria and Iraq – have arrived on the island of Kos, population 30,000. The authorities are overwhelmed.
21 Jul 2015 description
report Caritas
The situation in Greece is getting worse by the day. New migrants know about the country's economic crisis, but still decide to come to Greece as it is their entry point to Europe.
10 Jul 2015 description
Greece - IOM estimates that some 150,000 migrants have reached Europe by sea to date in 2015. Almost all arrivals were registered in Italy (74,947) or Greece (75,970). Data provided by the Italian Ministry of Interior shows that during the first six months of 2015, some 70,354 migrants arrived on...
19 May 2015 description
report IRIN
Arrivals in places like Kos, which lacks even basic migrant reception facilities, endanger not only the well-being of the migrants, but also the efforts of the Greek government to manage the growing crisis.