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Landings and the European Union

By   /  January 27, 2017  /  NEWS ON MIGRATION  /  Comments Off

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In 2016, Italy achieved a new record in terms of migrant landings: over 181 thousand arrivals through the Mediterranean Sea were recorded the past year, which accounts for 18% more than in 2015 (154,000 migrants landed on Italian shores) and more than in 2014, too, when 170 thousand migrants arrived on the Italian coasts. In […]

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Latest Updates on European Migration Crisis

By   /  October 6, 2016  /  NEWS ON MIGRATION  /  Comments Off

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According to the UNHCR, from the beginning of 2016 until October 5th, more than 310,000 migrants arrived in Europe (compared to over 1million people arrived in 2015). Out of the total amount of migrants arrived in Europe in 2016, 167,000 of them landed in Greece, with a flow that fell below the 4,000 units per […]

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Foreing Unaccompanied Minors in Italy

By   /  October 6, 2016  /  NEWS ON MIGRATION  /  Comments Off

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In the first eight months of the current year, more than 16,800 unaccompanied minors arrived in Italy across the Mediterranean Sea – a significant number if we consider that only last year 12,360 minors landed in twelve months. If flows are to continue in this way, by the end of the year, Italy might see […]

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Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals: a Decrease of Flows Toward Greece

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  NEWS ON MIGRATION  /  Comments Off

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During 2015, over 1 million migrants (1,008,616) landed in Europe – that is the highest number ever recorded over the years. 2016 has seen numerous new landings too: between January and June 12, a total of 212,000 people traveled through the Mediterranean to reach Europe. Compared to 2015, the current year is characterized by a […]

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Asylum applications in Italy and Europe

By   /  June 23, 2016  /  NEWS ON MIGRATION  /  Comments Off

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In the first five months of 2016, more than 40,000 applications for asylum have been presented in Italy: 87% of cases were presented by men, while 1,870 requests were made by unaccompanied minors. One third of the applicants come from two countries: Pakistan and Nigeria. Between January and May, this year, the Territorial Committees examined […]

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