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Winter Operations Cell (Updated March 4, 2016 3:57 PM)

Situation Report
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Arrivals and Departures: There are currently around 30,000 refugees and migrants in Greece. Should the current weekly average rate of arrivals of refugees and migrants to the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue, and should there be no new arrivals to Greece, a calculation only based on these two variables indicates that it would take 164 days for all refugees to leave Greece via the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.

In an interview with German media, Croatian Prime Minister, Tihomir Oreskovic, underscored that due to coordination between Croatia and other countries on the Balkan route “less than 500” refugees arrived in Germany on a daily basis and not 3,000 as was the case before.

European Union officials requested Turkish authorities to reduce the number of refugees and migrants reaching the Greek islands to less than 1,000 a day. They confirmed that, in return, they stand ready to resettle refugees from Turkey.

Condition of People: 15 refugees of Syrian and Yemeni nationalities arrived to Romania from Greece, as part of the EU relocation scheme.

Deaths at Sea: None reported