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15 Oct 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Oct 2018): 21,563
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Oct 2017): 109,481
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 14 Oct 2018 615
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 14 Oct 2017 4,063
Average daily arrivals in October 2018 so far: 44
Average daily arrivals in September 2018: 32

11 Oct 2018 description

Overview and developments

Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, 20,948 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea, an 80 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (105,418). In September 2018, just under 950 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores, an 85 per cent reduction compared to 6,291 sea arrivals in September 2017. Monthly sea arrivals numbers in September 2018 were the lowest since February 2013.

11 Oct 2018 description

Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, 3,254 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 16 per cent 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 nine months of 2018 is considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 13,800 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-September 2018 period (16 per cent) is slightly higher than in January-September 2017 (13 per cent).

11 Oct 2018 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, 20,948 persons arrived in Italy by sea, an 80 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (105,418). In September 2018, 947 persons reached Italian shores, most commonly departing from Tunisia. This is a significant reduction compared to the almost 6,300 refugees and migrant arrivals recorded at landing points in southern Italy in September 2017. The number of monthly sea arrivals in September 2018 is the lowest recorded since February 2013.

08 Oct 2018 description

The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change.

04 Oct 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) The Salesian Stop Human Trafficking campaign was launched in October 2015 by Salesian missionaries in Italy and raises awareness of the dangers of youth migration. With a focus on youth leaving countries in Africa in search of a better life in Europe, the campaign aims to prevent young migrants from becoming victims of crime and exploitation. The campaign is part of an initiative promoted by the Salesian-run International Voluntary Service for Development (VIS) and the Don Bosco Mission Association in Turin, Italy.

01 Oct 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 30 Sep 2018): 20,885
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 30 Sep 2017): 105,418
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 30 Sep 2018 884
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 30 Sep 2017 6,291
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 29
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

29 Sep 2018 description

A Decree-Law on immigration and security approved by the Council of Ministers on 24 September 2018 introduces far-reaching restrictions to the Italian asylum system. The reform has been decried by civil society organisations for lowering protection standards, infringing constitutional and human rights guarantees and exacerbating social tension on migration.

26 Sep 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Preventing Rescue at Sea, Punishing Survivors on Land

Judith Sunderland, Associate Director, Europe and Central Asia Division

The current Italian government’s inhumane approach to refugees and migrants has reached a new low.

25 Sep 2018 description

Responding to news that the Panama Maritime Authority revoked the registration of the search and rescue ship, Aquarius, operated by SOS Mediterranée and Médecins Sans Frontières, reportedly after pressure from the Italian government, Elisa di Pieri Amnesty International’s Europe Researcher said:

“After closing its ports and seizing NGO ships, it now appears that Italian authorities have resorted to even more underhand tactics to curtail the life-saving work of NGO search and rescue ships in the central Mediterranean.

24 Sep 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 23 Sep 2018): 20,881
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 23 Sep 2017): 103,130
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 23 Sep 2018 880
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 23 Sep 2017 4,003
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 38
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

23 Sep 2018 description

Sunday, September 23, 2018 — SOS MEDITERRANEE and Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) are reeling from the announcement by the Panama Maritime Authority (PMA) that it has been forced to revoke the registration of the search and rescue ship Aquarius, under blatant economic and political pressure from the Italian government.

23 Sep 2018 description

Domingo 23 de septiembre de 2018 — SOS Méditerranée y MSF se muestran tremendamente impactados por el anuncio de la Autoridad Marítima de Panamá (AMP), que ha declarado haberse visto obligada a revocar el registro del Aquarius debido a la brutal presión económica y política a la que les estaba sometiendo el Gobierno italiano. Este anuncio condena a cientos de hombres, mujeres y niños que buscan desesperadamente un lugar seguro en el que refugiarse, a morir ahogados en el Mediterráneo.

17 Sep 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 16 Sep 2018): 20,617
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 16 Sep 2017): 101,142
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 16 Sep 2018 616
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 16 Sep 2017 2,015
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 39
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

10 Sep 2018 description

(The charts below are based on figures from the Italian Ministry of Interior and UNHCR estimates. All figures are provisional and subject to change)

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Sep 2018): 20,210
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Sep 2017): 100,287
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 09 Sep 2018 209
Total arrivals 1 Sep - 09 Sep 2017 1,160
Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 23
Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

07 Sep 2018 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) Salesian missionaries with the Salesians of Social Welfare, also known as the SCS/CNOS Federation, are impacting youth and their families with the “I care about you” project in Italy. The project reaches out to homeless youth who gravitate to the central train stations of the Italian metropolitan areas. Many of these homeless youth are migrants who come to Italy searching for a better future.

07 Sep 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2018, 3,092 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15 per cent of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the numbers of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first eight months of 2018 are considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 13,200 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-August 2018 period (15 per cent) is only slightly higher than in January-August 2017 (13 per cent).