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21 Oct 2016 description

318,816 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.649 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 18 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

20 Oct 2016 description


20 Oct 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

In the week from 10 to 16 October, 717 refugees and migrants crossed the sea to Greece from Turkey – a slight decrease from the 898 who crossed the previous week.

19 Oct 2016 description
  • 274.0 M required for 2016

  • 82.1 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements

  • 191.9 M funding gap for West Africa

16 Oct 2016 description


  • Since August, UNHCR observed a new wave of arrivals from northern Mali, which progressively increased to reach a peak between end of September and early October, when more than 300 people arrived in less than two weeks. This represents a fourfold increase compared to the total number of new arrivals over the last 8 months. In total, UNHCR registered 394 people between August and early October. While influxes keep occurring, new arrivals are assisted with emergency food, shelter and basic items.

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, UNHCR figures show

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday.

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show.

12 Oct 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2016, 115,068 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 116,149 sea arrivals in the first eight months of 2015. The number of sea arrivals remain therefore consistent with those of last year, confirming that the decrease in arrivals in Eastern Mediterranean route has not have a direct impact on arrivals through the Central Mediterranean.

12 Oct 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2016, 18,537 children arrived to Italy by sea: 9 out of 10 children arrived unaccompanied (16,863). UASC thus account for some 15% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 116% compared to the same period of 2015, when 7% of all those arrived by sea were UASC.

12 Oct 2016 description

Movements towards Europe

9,499 migrants and refugees from West Africa arrived in Italy using the Central Mediterranean Route, including 3,742 Nigerians, 1,150 Guineans, 1,006 Ivoirians, 895 Gambians, 886 Senegalese, 932 Malians, and 757 Ghanaians.

53 people lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the lowest recorded number of deaths in the Mediterranean Sea this year. 3,179 people have died or gone missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since January.

12 Oct 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for August 2016 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region (in particular Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Liberia).

In this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

11 Oct 2016 description
  • 316,331 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 3,611 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 11 October
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
07 Oct 2016 description
  • 314,003 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 3,610 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 7 October
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
07 Oct 2016 description

Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire | AFP | vendredi 07/10/2016 - 03:32 GMT-4

Vingt-trois partis d'opposition, dont le Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI) fondé par l'ancien président Laurent Gbagbo, ont dénoncé jeudi le projet de nouvelle Constitution au lendemain de sa présentation par le président Alassane Ouattara, évoquant "une procédure anti-démocratique".