Refugees and asylum in the Aegean: The impact of the EU - Turkey statement | ESI Report

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Monday, November 27, 2017
Refugees and asylum in the Aegean: The impact of the EU - Turkey statement | ESI Report
Contents
FALL(AND RISE) OF ARRIVALS FROM TURKEY................................................................................................3
THE SITUATION ON THEISLANDS.....................................................................................................................4
DECISIONS ON ASYLUM.................................................................................................................................5
RETURNS TO TURKEY.....................................................................................................................................6
DEADLY SEA...................................................................................................................................................8
THE END OF RELOCATION...............................................................................................................................9
THE IRRELEVANCE OF DUBLIN......................................................................................................................10
WHY ARE CONDITIONS SO BAD ON THE ISLANDS ?......................................................................................11
CONCLUSION: THE CENTRAL PROBLEM IN THE AEGEAN..............................................................................12

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46,598 Number of arrivals on Greek islands (20 March 2016 to end of September 2017)
13,456 Number of asylum seekers and migrants on the islands at the end of September 2017
9,286 Number of arrivals in the first six months of 2017; the lowest in many years
9,010 Number of arrivals in September and October 2017; a sharp rise
1,337 Number of people returned to Turkey before the end of September 2017
30 Average number of decisions all 12 Greek appeals panels take in a week
Zero Probability for Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans who applied for asylum to be returned to Turkey (20 March 2016 to end of September 2017)