Relocation and Resettlement: Steady progress made but more efforts needed to meet targets
Brussels, 12 April 2017
Today, the Commission adopted its eleventh progress report on the EU’s emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 2 March 2017.
Member States have made steady progress on relocation, setting a new monthly record with an additional 2,465 persons relocated. The total number of relocations now stands at 16,340. However, more efforts are needed from all Member States to ensure that all people eligible are relocated over the coming months. On resettlement, Members States have continued to make significant progress, with safe and legal pathways being provided to 15,492 persons so far. To help improve the relocation and the resettlement process, today’s report includes targeted recommendations for Member States.