IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 23 April 2016]

IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 23 April 2016]
http://www.iom.int/press-room/press-releases

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04/22/16
Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 180,245; Deaths: 1,232
Greece – IOM reports that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April.

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IOM Boosts Funding for Ecuador Earthquake Response
04/22/16
Ecuador – IOM Director General William Lacy Swing has increased funding from USD 100,000 to USD 500,000 to support IOM’s emergency response in Ecuador.

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Lake Chad Basin Displacement Affects Nearly Three Million People in Four Countries: IOM
04/22/16
Senegal – Displacement due to the Boko Haram insurgency has now reached almost three million in four countries -Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad – according to IOM.

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Why Unaccompanied Egyptian Children are Migrating to Europe
04/22/16
Egypt – “Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Case Study on Irregular Migration” is a new assessment published by IOM Egypt designed to shed light on the irregular migration of Egyptian children to Europe.

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IOM Confirms Reports of Hundreds of Migrants Killed in Latest Mediterranean Shipwreck Tragedy
04/20/16
Greece – IOM confirms a reported shipwreck that may have caused the deaths of more than 400 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.

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IOM Releases Global Migration Trends 2015 Factsheet
04/19/16
Germany – IOM’s Global Migration Trends Factsheet 2015 presents a snapshot of the migration trends worldwide for 2015, based on migration statistics from various sources.
[See Week in Review above for more details]