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Migrant presence in Europe

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Number of migrants and asylum seekers

Update Date

Albania

173

29 Aug 2018

Bosnia and Herzegovina

10,704

01 Apr 2020

Bulgaria

459

01 Apr 2020

Croatia

472

25 Mar 2020

Cyprus

247

01 Jan 2020

Greece

103,822

01 Apr 2020

Hungary

137

05 Sep 2018

Italy

84,946

01 Apr 2020

Kosovo (SCR 1244)

154

02 Oct 2019

Montenegro

167

25 Mar 2020

North Macedonia

88

01 Apr 2020

Romania

534

25 Mar 2020

Serbia

8,505

25 Mar 2020

Slovenia

389

01 Apr 2020

For Croatia, Cyprus, and Slovenia, figures represent number of asylum seekers.
For Greece beginning in 2018, figures based on monthly available data for different types of accommodation facilities excluding the number of self-settled migrants and refugees.
For Italy, figures refer to migrants in reception at the end of the month. Data on migrants in centres for repatriation/expulsion are not included in these figures. 
For Hungary, figures are as of 5 September 2018 and more updated migrant presence information is not available for the time being.
Data Sources: National Authorities, IOM and UNHCR

This infopgraphic highlights the main characteristics of Middle Eastern and North African youth migrants (from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya) interviewed in Libya, South Eastern

The Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) are part of the IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in the Mediterranean region, started in October 2015 and conducted within the framework of IOM’s research on populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions.

This weekly situation report covers the reporting period between 1 to 14 March.

As of 20th March 2020 (17:00 CET) data for the initial baseline assessment of Ports of Entry (PoE) has been collected and processed for 63 countries/areas as follows RO Bangkok: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Mongolia, Pakistan, Philippines; RO  Brussels: Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Fra

A total of 23,901 movements were observed at Flow Monitoring Points in February 2020. This represents an increase of31% compared to February 2019, where 18,236 movements were observed.

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel disruptions and restrictions. To better understand how COVID-19 affects global mobility, DTM has developed a COVID-19 database mapping the different restrictions to provide a global overview.

Between 1 October to 31 December 2019, DTM Ethiopia surveyed a total of 1,703 migrants across five Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs). These FMPs are located in Humera, Metema, Galafi, Dawale and Tog Wochale.

DTM’s Flow Monitoring Registry (FMR) surveys people on the move at key transit points within South Sudan (SSD) and at its borders.

IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix is monitoring movements into and out of Pibor UNMISS adjacent area. Rapid site flow monitoring captures only the most basic information on numbers, departure and destination points.

Au cours des 23 jours de collecte du mois de février, un total de 14 588 personnes de 21 nationalités à été comptabilisé aux quatre points de collecte.

In February 2020, a total of 10,907 movements were observed across Ethiopia’s five flow monitoring points (FMPs). This represents a 5% increase in daily average movement in comparison with January 2020 when an average of 359 movements per day were observed.

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel

A total of 8,223 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes in January 2020, almost the same trend registered in January 2019, when 8,176 sea and land arrivals were reported, and 5 per cent less than the 8,680 arrivals registered both in January 2018 and January

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has affected global mobility in the form of various travel

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Migration Flows in Horn of Africa and Yemen

2018 overview on migration flows observed across The Horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti) and Yemen.

Migration Flows in West & Central Africa

2018 overview on migration flows observed across West and Central Africa.

About

Migration.iom.int is an IOM online platform designed to enhance access to Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) migration flow information products, including a visualization of population flows. The DTM also has a second online platform, displacement.iom.int, designed to visualize internal displacement monitored through the DTM systems; this platform facilitates a better understanding of mobility trends within a country in assessed areas.

 

The DTM is a system designed to track and monitor displacement and population mobility, provide critical information to decision-makers and responders during crises, and contribute to better understandings of population flows. The DTM includes four standard components – each comprising various tools and methods – that can be applied, adapted and combined as relevant in a particular context. The standard components are: (i) mobility tracking; (ii) flow monitoring; (iii) registration and (iv) surveys. Data visualized on the flow.iom.int website is retrieved from flow monitoring exercises. 

A Flow Monitoring exercise collects information on the volume and basic characteristics of populations transiting through selected locations - referred to as Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) – during specific observation hours. Data collected includes previous transit point(s), next destination, intended destination (when possible) and means of transportation, as well as the number, sex and nationality of migrants passing through the Flow Monitoring Point. Data is collected overtime through periodic cycles.

Once baseline data is collected through Flow Monitoring exercises. When required and as needed, Flow Monitoring Surveys (FMS) are then implemented to collect multi-layer and multi-themed data on mobile populations. FMS collect data at the individual level and include, but are not limited to, information on basic socio-economic profiles, information regarding the journey (cost, routes, modes of transport, intermediaries) and some basic data on the intentions, expectations, and perceptions of the final destination that migrants have. The findings of these surveys are used in the overall analysis presented in the IOM Flow Monitoring reports.

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