Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 111,237 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 12 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (166,737) and 2016 (358,018).
Asylum seekers returned to Italy under the Dublin Regulation face arbitrary access to accommodation, risks of destitution and substandard reception conditions despite Italy’s obligation to provide guarantees of adequate treatment, according to a report published this week.
In 2016 the Danish Refugee Council and the Swiss Refugee Council started a joint monitoring project, documenting the experiences of asylum seekers transferred to Italy under the Dublin III Regulation. Following the first monitoring report from February 2017, which documented the situation of six families with minor children, this second report documents the situation of 13 vulnerable individuals and families transferred to Italy from other European countries.
Mogadishu, 12 December 2018 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation – Mogadishu Office, is making a contribution of 3 million Euros towards the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
Country Programme for Somalia for 2018 to 2020.
Between 1 January and 31 October 2018, 3,346 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the number of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first ten months of 2018 is considerably lower than in the same period last year, when almost 14,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-October 2018 period (15 per cent) is slightly higher than in January-October 2017 (13 per cent).
Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 110,833 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 9 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (165,536) and 2016 (354,395).
2.1. Methodology overview
Context and rationale
Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya
As of 10 December 2018, a total of 57,323 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 3,656 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.
Evacuation from Libya
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Dec 2018): 23,051
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Dec 2017): 117,218
Total arrivals 1 Dec - 09 Dec 2018 116
Total arrivals 1 Dec - 09 Dec 2017 176
Average daily arrivals in December 2018 so far: 13
Average daily arrivals in November 2018: 33
“Hundreds have already been expelled from reception centres”
Lorenzo D’Agostino, IRIN contributor
Tens of thousands of vulnerable asylum seekers have lost their right to two-year residency permits and integration services in Italy after new legislation championed by the populist government’s right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was signed into law this week.
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This overview document presents 145 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Europe between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.