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Middle East Mixed Migration Monthly Summary, January 2018

Mixed Migration Platform, (2018)

While overall figures of apprehensions at Turkey’s land borders was at its lowest since July 2017 this month (30,666), the number of recorded entry attempts to Greece via Turkey remained constant at 772. Nearly 30,000 attempted to enter Turkey via the Syrian border. 57 people were returned from Greece to Turkey under the EU-Turkey Agreement, bringing the total to 1,531 since April 2016, the majority of whom have been from Pakistan (42%) and Syria (16%).

Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan: January - December 2018

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), (2017)

As the Burundi refugee crisis enters its fourth year, some 430,000 Burundian refugees are being hosted across the region by the governments and people of Tanzania, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Uganda. Although the spectre of mass violence in Burundi has receded, with the political situation still unresolved and the persistence of significant human rights concerns, refugee arrivals are expected to continue in 2018, albeit at lower levels than in previous years.

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