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21 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

240,188 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

249,298 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

42,028 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

93,213 persons arriving in Italy by sea so far in 2017

FUNDING

USD 75.5 million required for IDPs and refugees in Libya in 2017

OPERATION UPDATE

21 Jul 2017 description

INFORM is the first global, objective and transparent tool for understanding the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters. It can help identify where and why a crisis might occur, which means we can reduce the risk, build peoples’ resilience and prepare better for when crises do happen.

21 Jul 2017 description

Sous la houlette de Daniel LEDESMA, la Croix-Rouge burkinabè (CRBF) a pu tester de nouveaux prototypes d’abris d’urgence dans la province du Namentenga. L’expertise de cet architecte du Centre de recherche en abris de la FICR, a permis de concevoir un modèle utilisable dans les pays du Sahel.

21 Jul 2017 description

Entre 2015 et 2016, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel a connu des élections majeures qui se sont déroulées, dans la plus part des cas, d’une manière pacifique, crédibles selon les divers rapports des observateurs internationaux. Des pays comme le Benin, le Burkina Faso, le Cap Vert, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée, le Niger, le Nigeria et le Togo sont désormais cités en exemple d’élections pacifiques et d’alternances démocratiques.

20 Jul 2017 description

Harnessing the collective strengths of the UN system to improve the health of women, children and adolescents everywhere

19 Jul 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017

71.8 M contributions received, representing 23% of requirements

242.1 M funding gap for West Africa

19 Jul 2017 description

La région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel a connu un progrès considérable en matière de consolidation de la démocratie. Mais, la situation sécuritaire reste préoccupante. C’est, en substance, le message du Représentant Spécial du Secrétaire de l’ONU et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, lors de son briefing au Conseil de Sécurité des Nations Unies, le jeudi 13 juillet 2017.

18 Jul 2017 description
  • In 2016, 7 million of affected people were reached by the WASH sector among more than 10 million in needs in West and Central Africa (24 countries):

    o In DRC, 2.5 million persons in cholera-prone zones benefiting from preventive as well as WASH cholera-response packages;

    o In CAR, 0.9 million of affected people were provided with access to improved sources of water and 0.3 million with sanitations facilities.

    o In the Sahel region (9 countries):

18 Jul 2017 description

MARITIME UPDATE

  • As of 14 July, 10,994 migrants have been rescued in Libyan waters and the remains of 348 men, women and children have been discovered along the Libyan shores.

  • On 3 July, four bodies were retrieved in Tripoli

  • On 8 July, 65 migrants were rescued off Garabouli. After two days, on 10 July, one male body was retrieved in Al Maya, west of Tripoli.

  • On 13 July, 123 migrants were rescued off Azzawya. On the same day, 140 migrants, 114 men, 23 women and another three children were rescued off Tripoli

18 Jul 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe.

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Africa through Libya is increasing and, with it, the risks they face crossing the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. In the first six months of this year, 2,171 refugees and migrants died or went missing in the Central Mediterranean, many others are believed to have died trying to cross into Libya.

17 Jul 2017 description

A l’occasion du Conseil des Ministres franco-allemand qui s’est tenu ce jour à Paris, le Président de la République Française, Emmanuel Macron et la chancelière allemande, Angela Merkel, ont annoncé, aux côtés de la Haute Représentante de l'Union Européenne pour les affaires étrangères et la politique de sécurité , Federica Mogherini et d’autres partenaires internationaux, le lancement de l’Alliance pour le Sahel. Cette plateforme de bailleurs de fonds renforcera la coordination de leurs actions au Sahel sur 5 secteurs clés.

14 Jul 2017 description

NRC in 2016: our year in review

We assisted millions in 2016. It wasn’t easy.

The numbers were bleak. Nearly 66 million people were on the move, fleeing conflict and disaster. But we persevered.

In 2016, displacement figures topped the charts yet again. As the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) scaled up, our 2016 annual report details, we supported more than six million people throughout the year – improving 2015 achievements by nearly 27 per cent.

A balancing act

14 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

CS/12910
13 JUILLET 2017
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8002E SÉANCE – MATIN

Face à la montée du terrorisme et de l’extrémisme violent en Afrique de l’Ouest et au Sahel, le Représentant spécial du Secrétaire général et Chef du Bureau des Nations Unies pour la région (UNOWAS), M. Mohamed Ibn Chambas, a appelé, ce matin, le Conseil de sécurité à soutenir davantage les initiatives nationales et régionales contre cette « menace gravissime », en procédant notamment au renforcement de la Stratégie intégrée des Nations Unies pour le Sahel.

14 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria

14 Jul 2017 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( ). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Political Will Needed in Fighting Boko Haram, Delegates Stress, as Bolivia, Russian Federation Warn against Interventionism, ‘Outside Meddling’

Despite laudable progress towards democratic consolidation, the security situation in West Africa and the Sahel remained a concern, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative told the Security Council today, stressing that terrorism and violent extremism were hampering efforts to improve infrastructure and create jobs.

13 Jul 2017 description

Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) in Mali and Niger

Executive Summary

• The Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) collects data on the conditions of mixed migration movements across various regions. It is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.

13 Jul 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is a comprehensive presentation of data on migration patterns across Libya gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for April-May.