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Τρίτη, 27 Οκτωβρίου 2015

H ροή των προσφύγων στη Μεσόγειο . Ενας στους 240 πνίγεται στα νερά της


IOM
http://missingmigrants.iom.int
27/9/15 Geneva - The Libyan Red Crescent has reported another tragedy at sea, with the recovery of over 40 corpses on Libyan beaches. Some 27 bodies were found on Zliten beach, east of Tripoli, the others were found nearby on Khoms beach.
The shipwreck in which they died may have been due to bad weather. At least 30 migrants, who were on the boat that sank, are still missing. All were reportedly from Sub-Saharan Africa, according to IOM staff. Migrants told them before they left Libya that two boats were scheduled to leave an hour apart.
Last week some migrants rescued at sea and brought to Sicily - rescued while they were travelling on a rubber dinghy - told IOM staffers in Italy that another boat had left Libyan shores one hour before theirs, it never arrived. It was not possible to get further information.
 "These could be the bodies of the migrants who were on the other boat, that maybe got lost a few days ago but we will never know for sure," said Flavio Di Giacomo, IOM spokesperson in Italy.

“We know how many people arrive in Italy, we will never know how many people actually depart from Libya. We think that there are shipwrecks that remain unknown and unfortunately the total of 2,860 recorded deaths in the Mediterranean is probably an underestimation.”
Some 7,523 migrants have arrived to Italy in October so far (as of 26/10), while last year the total number of migrants who landed in Italy during the whole month of October was 15,279. The decrease is probably due to the fact that Syrians are now reaching Europe through Greece. Excluding the Syrians, the number of arrivals of other nationalities has increased compared to 2014.
Since the beginning of the year, the total number of sea arrivals in Greece has exceeded 550,000. IOM Greece reports that approximately 160,000 migrants and refugees crossed into Greece from Turkey this month. Of these, some 99,000 arrived on the island of Lesvos, 22,000 on Chios, 21,500 on Samos and approximately 7,500 on Leros.
Despite worsening weather conditions this weekend, IOM staff say that the number of arrivals continued to be high, according to the Hellenic Police. Some 5,239 people arrived in Greece on Saturday and 4,199 on Sunday.
According to IOM Greece’s Early Warning Information Sharing System, over the past week through Sunday (25/10) some 42.950 migrants crossed Greece’s border with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM.) Some 4,650 crossed on 19/10, 5,050 on 20/10, 6,100 on 21/10, 7,300 on 22/10, 8,200 on 23/10, 6,600 on 24/10 and 5,050 on 25/10.
The Greek Asylum Service also announced that only 1,153 asylum applications (886 men, 267 women, 34 unaccompanied minors) were submitted during September 2015, despite the 150,957 new arrivals recorded during the month.
The crossing between Turkey and Greece remains deadly, notably due to increasingly strong winds. A smuggling boat capsized on Sunday (25/10) off the Coast of Lesvos. Some 63 migrants were rescued by the Hellenic Coast Guard, but as many as seven people are still missing. Three bodies – a woman, her six-year old daughter and a boy – all of them Afghans - were subsequently washed up on the shore.
The next day, another shipwreck was recorded off the coast of Lesvos, when a plastic vessel smashed into rocks. The Hellenic Coast Guard rescued 35 migrants and recovered the body of one Afghan woman from the shore. IOM staff in Lesvos report that a fishing boat rescued 41 migrants and refugees from the sea on Saturday night.
Because of the bad weather and rough seas, IOM staff say that tracking migrant boats at sea is becoming more difficult and more aerial surveillance is being implemented.
Mediterranean Developments
Arrivals by sea and deaths in the Mediterranean: 1 January – 26 October, 2015

                  Χώρα Αφιξης              Αφίξεις                     Θάνατοι    
Country of Arrival Arrivals Deaths
Italy 139,594 (IOM est.) 2,860

(Central Med route)
Malta 105
Greece 560,683* 368

(Eastern Med route)
Spain 3,845 29 

(Western Med and Western African routes)
Estimated Total 704,227 3,257
                     

Data on deaths of migrants compiled by RES.

All numbers are minimum estimates.

Arrivals estimates based on data from respective governments and IOM field offices.

*Data for Greece are derived by the new and updated data collected by IOM Regional Staff in Greece and Greek authorities (1/1/2015 – 25/10/2015). Numbers are not the actual daily arrivals but the number of migrants who have officially been recorded by the Greek authorities after their arrival. This procedure may take a few days.

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