Since 2014, over 1.6 million migrants and asylum seekers have arrived by sea to Europe. European countries registered over 3.18 million new asylum applications. Over 700,000 applicants were granted a form of protective status, mostly in Germany, France, Sweden, Italy, and the Netherlands, with 450,000 applicants rejected in the same time period, and over 1.1 million pending applications at the end of 2016. Amendments to the Schengen Border Code, proposed in response to terrorist threats, aim to strengthen external borders by requiring systematic database checks at entry and exit.
Tag Archive for Refugees
Department of State
U.S. State Department Worldwide Statelessness Map March 2016
There are an estimated 10-15 million stateless people worldwide whom no country recognizes as a citizen. Because they are not recognized, stateless people often do not appear in offcial statistics. UNHCR has gathered data on approximately one-third of the estimated global population (3.9 million).
Department of State
U.S. State Department Iraq-Syria Refugee Crisis in Europe Map March 2016
Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.
Department of State
U.S. State Department Iraq-Syria Conflict Without Borders Map January 2016
Over 15 million people have been displaced due to conflict in Syria and Iraq. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented at least 260,000 Syrians killed in the conflict since it began in 2011. The UN reported at least 26,600 Iraqis killed from 2014-2015 due to acts of terrorism and violence.
Department of State, Iraq, Syria
U.S. State Department Iraq-Syria Conflict Without Borders Map August 2015
In recent weeks, the upsurge of Syrians seeking asylum in European countries has overwhelmed existing capacity. According to UNHCR, as of July 2015 almost 350,000 Syrians have applied for asylum in Europe since the conflict in Syria began, nearly half applying in Germany and Sweden and one third in Serbia, Hungary, Austria, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands combined.
Jordan, Syria, Turkey, United Nations
U.N. Syria, Jordan and Turkey Refugee Camp Satellite Photos July 2015
A collection of satellite photos depicting refugee camps in Syria, Jordan and Turkey fleeing the ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria. It is estimated that over four million people have been displaced according to a U.N. report released in early July.
Al-Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp Expansion Satellite Photos
The following are satellite photos of the Al-Zaatari Refugee Camp in Jordan with analysis provided by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Operational Satellite Applications Programme (UNOSAT). The photos show the growth of the camp from approximately…
Syrian Refugee Camps in Turkey and Jordan Satellite Photos
The following maps and satellite photos depict refugee camps in Turkey and Jordan and provide statistics regarding the displacement of persons as the result of the conflict in Syria. The first map was created by the U.S. State Department Humanitarian…
Libya, United Nations
UN Libya Refugee Camp Analysis: Tunisian Transitional Camp
This is a satellite-based quantitative analysis of the newly-established transitional camp for displaced peoples fleeing the conflict in Libya, located along the southern side of highway route P1, 8.5 kilometers west of the Ra’s Ajdir border crossing facility in Ben Guerdane, Tunisia. This assessment provides an estimate of the number of tent shelters erected within the camp, the average approximate tent size, and the derived potential current population capacity, as based on satellite imagery recorded on the morning of 3 March 2011.