18 March 2016
The Balkans: Asylum Seekers, Migrants, and Refugees in Transit
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As of 16 November, close to 820,000 people have arrived in Europe by sea in 2015. 85% of the arrivals are from the world’s top ten refugee-producing countries. As the sea route to Italy via North Africa is longer and more risky, and as the number of Syrians has increased, more people are travelling through Greece and then through the Balkans to reach northern and western Europe.
18 March 2016
The Balkans: Asylum Seekers, Migrants and Refugees in Transit
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Over 800,000 asylum seekers and refugees have made their way towards Europe by land and sea in 2015. As the sea route to Italy via North Africa is longer and more risky, and as the number of Syrians have increased, more people are traveling through Greece and then through the Balkans to reach northern and western Europe.
17 March 2016
Floods in Serbia and Bosnia Herzegovina and Croatia
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Continuous, heavy rainfall, commencing on 13 May, has resulted in extensive flooding in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), and Croatia. The economic impact is enormous. Preliminary estimates show recovery costs of more than one billion euros (USD 1.4 billion) in Serbia and hundreds of millions of euros for BiH. In Croatia, damage to agriculture alone is expected to reach at least 30 million euros.
04 November 2015
European asylum-seeker crisis: Scenarios
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In October 2015, ACAPS undertook a scoping study to better understand gaps in information and analysis in the context of the asylum-seeker crisis in Europe. One of the key priorities that emerged from the consultation was the need for scenario building, outlining possible developments and anticipated impact on the transit countries over the next six to nine months. Three workshops in Athens, Belgrade and Geneva, were held to develop and validate these scenarios.