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28 Jan 2017 description

181,436 Sea arrivals Jan-Dec 2016
153,842 Sea arrivals Jan-Dec 2015

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 181,436 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 153,842 sea arrivals in 2015. This represents an 18% increase compared to last year.

27 Jan 2017 description

(91%) of children are UASC

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 28,223 children arrived to Italy by sea: over 91% of children arrived unaccompanied (25,846). UASC account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 109% compared to 2015.

27 Jan 2017 description
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An estimated 1 million women live with obstetric fistula, a devastating consequence of prolonged obstructed labor, and thousands of new case develop each year. Life-restoring treatment for women with fistula is available at the health facilities on this map

26 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

160.9 million population (2015 ) 49.5% Female 50.5% Male

31.5% poverty headcount ratio at national poverty lines (% of population 2010)

US$1,211 Lower middle income GDP per capita (2015)


25 Jan 2017 description


The number of arrivals by sea and land to Europe for 2015 exceeded one million on the 20th December, with the total number registered by the relevant national authorities standing at 1,046,599 according to IOM’s DTM system in coordination with relevant IOM missions and national authority partners. Of these,

20.2 percent were Afghans whilst 2.7 percent were Pakistani nationals. In data from January to the end of May 2016, the cumulative total of 220,796 arrivals included 19.5 percent Afghan and 3 percent Pakistani nationals.

24 Jan 2017 description


The total number of arrivals to Europe by the end of December 2016 has been recorded as 387,739. This is in stark contrast to the 1, 046,599 arrivals recorded in 2015. The decrease in numbers of arrivals can be observed across many of the countries which saw the highest numbers of arrivals in 2015. In Greece 2016 brought 176,906 arrivals compared to the 857,363 recorded in 2015, a 79% decrease, while Italy saw a slight (16%) rise in numbers of arri-vals, from 155,842 in 2015 to 181,436 in 2016.

24 Jan 2017 description
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Joint government and WFP programme helps ultra-poor cope better with effects of climate change

DHAKA – People are less likely to sell assets, go into debt or resort to skipping meals when their lives are disrupted by the effects of climate change, if they have received a simple package of training and cash grants, a new study has shown.

24 Jan 2017 description

Libya - IOM yesterday (23/1) helped 46 stranded Bangladeshi male migrants return home to Bangladesh from Misratah, Libya.

The repatriation – the first such operation out of Misratah since 2014 due to security concerns – was carried out in close coordination with the Bangladeshi Embassy and Krareem Detention Centre in Misratah.

IOM interviewed the migrants before departure and provided medical check-ups to ensure they were fit to travel. All the migrants also received clothes and shoes, as part of IOM’s pre-departure assistance.

23 Jan 2017 description


  • Rohingya refugees continue to arrive at Cox’s Bazar from Myanmar, though the situation is stabilising. Verifications of the reported numbers in makeshift settlements are ongoing. The humanitarian community has access for discrete emergency assistance only, but more sustainable solutions are to be found by the Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh.

23 Jan 2017 description

State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md. Shahriar Alam, MP led Bangladesh delegation to the Extraordinary session of the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers on the Situation of the Rohingya Muslim Minority in Myanmar, held in Kula Lumpur, Malaysia on 19 January 2017.

20 Jan 2017 description


  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past two weeks: o Angola

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past two weeks: o None

20 Jan 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub


  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

19 Jan 2017 description

Persons arriving by sea in December 2016.
Persons arriving by sea in 2016.
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016.
Dead and missing at sea in 2016.
Asylum applications in 2016, including from sea and other arrivals.
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.

19 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

By Jared Ferrie

When international leaders met in the Bangladeshi capital last month for ongoing discussions about a new global migration policy, they glossed over what experts say will soon become a massive driver of migration: climate change.

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