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Les déplacés plaident pour la paix dans une audience avec le Saint Père

HCR Communiqué de Presse, 01 Feb 2023

Une délégation de sept refugies et déplacés internes, soutenus par le Haut-Commissariat pour les Refugies, a eu une audience avec le Pape François le 1er février pour partager leurs souffrances, leurs peines ainsi que leurs aspirations à un futur meilleur. Venus des divers horizons du pays et issus... Read more

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World Refugee Day - Reports of three new shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea

UNHCR, 20 Jun 2017

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Cécile Pouilly – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. 20 June 2017 UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency received information last night about three new shipwrecks in the Mediterrane... Read more

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Desperate Journeys

Refugees and migrants entering and crossing Europe via the Mediterranean and Western Balkans routes, 27 Feb 2017

In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smuggle... Read more

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UNHCR conducts training on Refugee Law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy

UNHCR, 01 Feb 2017

Tunis, Tunisia – 1 February 2017. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is conducting a two-week course on human rights and refugee law for the Libyan Coastguard and Navy. The training is being held on an Italian ship crossing the Mediterranean Sea. “This training represents an important opportunity t... Read more

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Better Protecting Refugees in the EU and Globally: UNHCR's proposals to rebuild trust through better management, partnership and solidarity

UNHCR, 13 Dec 2016

The European Union (EU) needs a bold, imaginative and workable approach to overcome fragmentation and manage refugee movements effectively in accordance with international law. This paper provides a vision for how this could be achieved both within the EU and globally. The last year was exception... Read more

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Sea arrivals in 2022 * JSON 
1,087
Last updated 29 Jan 2023
Land arrivals in 2022 JSON 
39
Last updated 29 Jan 2023
Previous years Sea arrivals* Land arrivals Dead and missing**
2022 29,895 1,868 895
2021 41,979 1,218 1,571
2020 40,326 1,535 821
2019 26,168 6,345 685
2018 58,569 6,814 811
2017 22,103 6,246 209
2016 8,162 6,443 102
2015 5,312 11,624 67

* Including the sea arrivals to Canary Islands. Data are as of 31 December 2022. ** Including the incidents occured along the NW African maritime and Western Mediterranean routes.

Location of arrivals in 2023 (land and sea) JSON 
Location name Source Data date Population
Mainland Andalucia 29 Jan 2023
  34.2%
385
Ceuta 29 Jan 2023
  8.6%
97
Melilla 29 Jan 2023
  1.9%
21
Mainland Eastern Mediterranean 29 Jan 2023
  12.5%
141
Canary Islands 29 Jan 2023
  35.7%
402
Balearic Islands 29 Jan 2023
  7.1%
80

Loading Sea arrivals from January 2019

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Loading Land arrivals from January 2019

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* Includes arrivals to the Canary Islands
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