Frontex coordinate charter flights from all countries in the European Union
Total number of persons removed January to June this year: 1,261 on 27 flights
Total provisional costs: of all 27 flights *£6,398,000
- £5,073 per person / £236,962 average cost per flight
10 flights to Nigeria
6 flights to Kosovo
5 flights to Georgia
2 flights to Iraq
Other destinations: Gambia, Cameroon, Albania, Armenia, Columbia, Ecuador, Burundi.
There were 27 flights in the first 6 months of 2010. Compared to 32 flights in the whole of 2009, removing 1,622 persons, main destination was Nigeria 17 flights involving 849 persons approximate
*(Please not these figures are only provisional, final costs will be known only after last reimbursement claim from the participating countries is processed)
Download breakdown of flights: Joint Returns 2010.doc
Download breakdown of costs: Joint Returns 2010_costs.doc
Joint Return Flights coordinated by Frontex January /December 2009
Frontex in a nutshell
Border management within the European Union has undergone an evolution starting from nationally focused systems to operational cooperation at the external borders. National border security systems are nowadays being complemented by a unified set of effective tools to man-age potential risks at the external borders. Frontex - the European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union - was created particularly to integrate national border security systems of Member States against all kind of threats that could happen on or through the external borders of the EU.
Bethlehem holds a real and immediate fear that if she is deported to Ethiopia she will be tortured, detained for an indefinite period and killed. Ethiopia's human rights situation has progressively worsened, marked by a harsh intolerance for independent societal activity, criticism of government actions, or opposition political activity. Government critics, like Bethlehem continue to be subjected to harassment, arrest and torture.
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