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Relocated people
34,694
22,005
From Greece
12,689
From Italy
As of 30 April 2018
Relocated migrants

Member State

From Greece

From Italy

Total

Bulgaria

50

10

60

Croatia

60

22

82

Cyprus

96

47

143

France

4,400

635

5,035

Malta

101

67

168

Netherlands

1,755

1,020

2,775

Romania

683

45

728

Slovenia

172

81

253

Spain

1,124

235

1,359

Total

8,441

2,162

10,603

Data Sources: IOM

EU Emergency relocation scheme 2015 - 2018

 

Based on Commission proposals, the Justice and Home Affairs Council adopted in September 2015 two Decisions to relocate asylum seekers from Italy and Greece, to assist them in dealing with the pressures of the refugee crisis. Under the emergency relocation scheme, up to 106,000 asylum seekers with a high chance of having their applications successfully processed (EU average recognition rate of over 75%) were to be relocated from Greece and Italy, where they had arrived, to other Member States where they would have their asylum applications processed. 
 
Between October 2015 and April 2018, IOM assisted the relocation of 34,694 persons in need of international protection with pre-departure health assessments, pre-departure orientation and movement management. A majority of them were male (63%), adults (68%), and of Syrian (52%), Eritrean (35%) and Iraqi (11%) nationality. The scheme also benefitted 585 unaccompanied or separated migrant children.
 
Due to the strict eligibility criteria, the changes in criteria during the implementation of the scheme, as well as the drop in arrivals to Greece and Italy during the project implementation, the number of assisted beneficiaries is considerably lower than the target of 106,000 persons. Almost all eligible persons registered in Greece and in Italy have been successfully relocated to another European state with the assistance of IOM. 

As of 2 November 2017, there are approximately 3,6 million foreign nationals present on Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians 3,285,533 who were granted temporary protection status. In addition, there are 586,834 foreign nationals holding residency permit st

This brief summarizes results from the report “Migrant Vulnerability to Human Trafficking and Exploitation: Evidence from the Central and Eastern Mediterranean Migration Routes”. The data on which the report analysis is based was collected through a network of field workers as part of IOM’s DTM f

Arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first nine months of 2017 are lower when compared to the same period in 2016.

At the end of the third quarter of 2017, authorities in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus registered 146,287 newly arrived migrants – less than half of the total arrivals recorded by the end of September 2016 (322,299).

In October 2015, IOM launched its Early Warning Information Sharing Network to commence sharing data between IOM, government agencies, and other humanitarian actors in affected countries of arriv

As of 3 October 2017, there are approximately 3,5 million foreign nationals present on Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians 3,208,131 who were granted temporary protection status. In addition, there are 591,982 foreign nationals holding residency permit sta

In September 2017, there were approximat

The findings presented in this report come from a new UNICEF and International Organization for Migration (IOM) analysis of the journeys of some 11,000 migrant and refugee children (adolescents aged 14–17) and youth (18–24), as recorded in their responses to the Displacement Tracking Matrix Flow

As of 7 September 2017, there are approximately 3,5 million foreign nationals present on Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians 3,168,757 who were granted temporary protection status. In addition, there are 590,540 foreign nationals holding residency permit s

As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

This report focuses on findings from the Human Trafficking and Other Exploitative Practices Prevalence Indication Survey 

This report contains an analysis of the responses provided by Nigerian migrants and refugees travelling along the Central Mediterranean Route and interviewed in Italy since June 2016 under IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix activities.

120,759 arrivals were registered in Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between January and July 2017, a 55% decrease compared to the same period in 2016.

The analysis focuses on the top five nationalities of respondents surveyed: Nigerians (14%), Pakistanis (9%), Guineans (8%), Gambians (8%), and Bangladeshis (7%).

As of 8 August 2017, there are approximately 3,4 million foreign nationals present on Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians 3,117,069 who were granted temporary protection status. In addition, there are 594,019 foreign nationals holding residency permit stat

By the end of June 2017, more than 100,000 migrants from Middle East, Asia and Africa reached Europe.

According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered.

This report provides comparative analysis of migrants` demographic profile, transit routes, and their future travel intentions between two time periods: January - June 2016 and January - June 2017. The analysis presents findings about all migrants surveyed.

As of 4 July 2017, there are approximately 3,4 million foreign nationals present on Turkish territory seeking international protection. Most of them are Syrians 3,069,693 who were granted temporary protection status. In addition, there are 587,866 foreign nationals holding residency permit status

Bangladeshi migration to Italy is increasing since the mid-2000s: there are almost 143,000 regular residents (2016). 8,131 Bangladeshi migrants arrived by sea in 2016 (4.5% of total arrivals by sea); 7,106 arrived by sea between January and May 2017 (11.8% of the total).

In June 2017, there were approximately 3.4 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

According to available data, there have been 72,377 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

This report provides analysis of migrants' demographic profile, transit routes, reasons for leaving countries of origin or habitual residence, and their future travel intentions.

Seventy-nine per cent of 2,769 interviewed migrants in Italy responded positively to at least one of the four human trafficking and other exploitative practices indicators based on their own experience.

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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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