IOM / International Organization for Migration [to 23 April 2016]
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.
IOM Boosts Funding for Ecuador Earthquake Response
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.
Lake Chad Basin Displacement Affects Nearly Three Million People in Four Countries: IOM
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.
Why Unaccompanied Egyptian Children are Migrating to Europe
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.
IOM Confirms Reports of Hundreds of Migrants Killed in Latest Mediterranean Shipwreck Tragedy
Greece – IOM confirms a reported shipwreck that may have caused the deaths of more than 400 migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean Sea.
IOM Releases Global Migration Trends 2015 Factsheet
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]