Yemen at risk of civil war, says
By Frank Gardner BBC security correspondent
The security situation in Yemen is deteriorating so badly the
country is at risk of being torn apart by civil war. That is the
warning given this week by Yemen's ambassador to the UK,
France sends police reinforcements to Calais after migrant
Calais (France) (AFP) - France's interior minister said Thursday
he had dispatched 100 extra police to the northern port of
Calais where an influx of illegal migrants trying to get to
Britain is causing more and more havoc. Read More
Running battles between African
mobs, riot police with tear gas,
a teenage girl killed chasing a truck to get to Britain... Just
another day on the Calais front line
Quarterly Asylum Report Quarter 2, 2014 European Asylum
Key trends in
The number of Syrian applicants
increased by 24 % compared to the previous quarter. With 22 595
persons recorded, Syrians exceeded by a large margin the next
largest group of applicants from the six Western Balkan
countries and set a new quarterly high since the Eurostat
collection started in 2008.
During Q2 2014, EU+ countries registered a 263 % increase in the
number of applicants from Eritrea and reached a level never
recorded before for this citizenship. As a result, Eritreans
became the third largest group of applicants in the EU+,
totalling 14 230 applicants for international protection or 11 %
of the EU+ total.
In Q2 2014, with 2 470 applicants, Ukrainians entered for the
first time the top 20 citizenship of applicants in the EU+,
ranking in 14th
place. Applications by Ukrainian citizens were lodged throughout
Spike in the number of Eritrean
Northern Ethiopia continues to receive large
numbers of Eritrean refugees, including unaccompanied minors.
The number of daily refugee arrivals spiked since the first week
of September. At present, more than 200 Eritreans cross the
Ethiopian border each day.
The sudden spike in arrivals cause congestion at the reception
centre. Unaccompanied minors and separated children are spending
more than one week at the centre, adding to protection concerns.
UNHCR and the Government refugee agency, ARRA, are trying to
address this gap. Some 19,000 refugees were registered in 2014,
including 1,836 in September and 1,700 in October. As of 16
October, Ethiopia hosted 104,343 Eritrean refugees.