Mеждународна организация по миграция


Posted: 05/09/17

Themes: Humanitarian Emergencies, Missing Migrants, Refugee and Asylum Issues

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 125,860 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 3 September. This compares with 289,681 arrivals across the region through 3 September 2016.

IOM’s Missing Migrant Project (MMP) recorded the first fatalities in the Mediterranean since 9 August: the Tunisian Red Cross reports that up to 120 people are feared to have drowned after a boat capsized last Wednesday (30/09) off the coast of Ben Guerdane, Tunisia. Only one Nigerien migrant survived the shipwreck.

Additionally, on Thursday last week, a ship carrying 45 migrants sank off the coast of Melilla, Spain. Seven women lost their lives in this incident, five of whom were reportedly from the Congo, while the other two were Guinean nationals. These deaths bring the total of fatalities in the Mediterranean in 2017 to 2,537. 

Worldwide, IOM’s MMP reports that there have been 3,649 fatalities in 2017 through 3 September (see chart below). MMP recorded one dead and one missing after one small boat carrying migrants trying to cross from Costa Rica to Nicaragua capsized on Friday night; and one train accident in Querétaro, Mexico.

Meanwhile, yesterday (04/09), the NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) announced it was suspending its rescue operations in the Mediterranean and relocating its ship, the Phoenix, to South East Asia to rescue Rohingya refugees.
Latest Mediterranean Update infographic: http://migration.iom.int/docs/MMP/170905_Mediterranean_Update.pdf

For latest arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean, please visit: http://migration.iom.int/europe

Learn more about the Missing Migrants Project at: http://missingmigrants.iom.int



In 2016, the International Organization for Migration’s Missing Migrants Project recorded the deaths of nearly 7,500 migrants, more than 5,000 of whom perished in the Mediterranean. The number of migrant deaths across most regions of the world is rising and the Missing Migrants Project is the only effort to collect this data worldwide.

Researchers, journalists, and policy-makers, including EuropolMigrant ReportReuters and many other news media sources frequently use our data. These users have differing levels of technical knowledge. We partnered with the Humanitarian Data Exchange to create a visualization that could convey our data in a more effective and understandable way.

The visualization allows users interested in global trends to view the entire dataset, while others can filter the data by a specific region or group of migrants. It is also possible to compare death rates over time and between regions. But the visualization is not just for external users: for our team, it has helped us identify missing entries in the data, and has allowed us to analyse the main causes of migrant deaths in key regions over time.

We will feature the visualization on different pages of the Missing Migrants Project website, customised to help illustrate different aspects of information on migrant deaths. For example, a page on data for the Mediterranean might feature a version of the visualization filtered just for that region, allowing users to explore and compare the data in the way that interests them most.

The Missing Migrants Project collects information on migrant deaths and disappearances across the world on a daily basis from a variety of sources, including national authorities, NGOs, media reports, and interviews with surviving migrants. IOM staff verify this information, then codify it to fit the 20 variables contained in the Missing Migrants dataset. The visualization uses variables on the time, location, and cause of death, as well as the region of origin of migrant decedents.

While the issue of migrant deaths in the Mediterranean has made headlines in recent months, we hope that the new HDX visualization will bring attention to the risks migrants face in other regions as well. We also hope that through more accessible and understandable data, users will be able to provide new research and insights into how to better protect migrants around the world.

This blog was first published on The Humanitarian Data Exchange blog 

69,485 stranded migrants and refugees 

in Greece, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Cyprus

Updates as of 6 September 2017

Country    Number of stranded people
Greece+                         62,206
FYROM                          47
Serbia                            3,877
Croatia​*                         526
Slovenia​*                       234
Bulgaria​​                        1,773
Hungary​                        551
Cyprus​*​                        271

Data Sources: National Authorities, IOM and UNHCR*Number of asylum seekers.
**Number of asylum seekers as of 30 August.
+Updates as of 2 August.