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25 May 2016 description

Arrivals and departures

In Greece, an estimated 126 people arrived over the weekend (21-22 May) in the northern Aegean (35 on Lesvos, 76 on Chios, and 15 on Samos).

19 May 2016 description

Planning and Preparation:

A huge shortfall in funds for sheltering refugees is severely undermining efforts to tackle the biggest global displacement crisis since World War II. At the launch today of a new global campaign, called “Nobody Left Outside,” UNHCR emphasised that efforts to provide adequate shelter for refugees under its care were facing a half-billion-dollar deficit. Nobody Left Outside calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for 2 million refugees.

16 May 2016 description

SG/2230-AFR/3378

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, welcome the peaceful conduct of the partial re-run for the elections of President of Comoros and Governor of the Autonomous Island of Anjouan. They congratulate the people of Comoros for participating peacefully in the election and in the subsequent partial re-run, which was observed by an African Union Election Observer Mission.

13 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 188,075 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 11 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,357. By comparison, deaths in 2015 through 11 May on all Mediterranean routes totalled 1,792, which is approximately 32 percent higher than 2016’s total thus far.

Over the past two days around 800 migrants have been rescued on the Central Mediterranean route between North Africa and Italy, including Egyptians, Sudanese, Somalis and a number of migrants from the Comoro Islands.

07 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17735-AFR/3373

La déclaration suivante a été communiquée aujourd’hui par le Porte-parole de M. Ban Ki-moon, Secrétaire général de l’ONU:

Le Secrétaire général suit de près les développements politiques aux Comores à la suite de l’arrêt récent de la Cour constitutionnelle qui a ordonné une reprise partielle des élections pour le Président et le gouverneur d’Anjouan. Les nouveaux scrutins doivent avoir lieu le 11 mai 2016.

07 May 2016 description

SG/SM/17735-AFR/3373

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General is following closely political developments in Comoros in the wake of the recent judgment of the Constitutional Court ordering a partial re-run of the elections for President and for Governor of Anjouan. The new polls are scheduled for 11 May.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Résumé

Le présent rapport, qui porte sur la période allant de janvier à décembre 2015, est soumis en application de la résolution 63/282 de l’Assemblée générale, dans laquelle celle-ci a prié le Secrétaire général de lui présenter chaque année un rapport sur le Fonds pour la consolidation de la paix.

27 Apr 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

Summary

The present report, which covers the period from January to December 2015, is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 63/282, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit an annual report on the Peacebuilding Fund.

27 Apr 2016 description

Key messages

  • The current rainfall season has been the driest in the last 35 years across several parts of the Southern Africa Region. Two consecutive below-average rainy seasons have significantly impacted crop and livestock production, cereal prices, water availability, and livelihoods.

  • Food and nutrition security in the region also remains extremely fragile, with the situation expected to worsen. Overall, 28 million people are estimated to be at risk of food insecurity.

22 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April.

Latest fatalities stand at 1,232, including nearly 500 believed to have died off Libya earlier this month. Reports first surfaced on Monday (18 April) of the deaths of several hundred migrants – believed to be mainly from the Horn of Africa. A definitive account of the tragedy has yet to be confirmed.

22 Apr 2016 description

Situation

• TC FANTALA formed over the south-western Indian Ocean on 11 April. It then moved west, intensifying. It passed near the island of Farquhar on 17 April at 6.00 UTC with max. sustained wind speed of 241 km/h and on 19 April at 18.00 UTC with max. sustained wind speed of 157 km/h, causing damage. On 21 April at 6.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 230 km southwest of the Agalega islands (Mauritius) and 640 km northeast of Madagascar and it had max. sustained wind speed of 167 km/h.

08 Apr 2016 description

Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 172,458 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea into Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain through 6 April 2016.

Arrivals to Greece over the past seven days (31 March - 6 April) totalled 1,758 men, women and children. IOM calculates this was roughly the daily average over the three months of January, February and March (see chart, below). This is a significant drop from two weeks ago, which saw 5,293 arrivals by sea.

29 Mar 2016 description

Brussels, 22 March 2016/ IFADEM/ ACP: Eight thousand teachers are set to benefit from a partnership between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, the European Union (EU), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).

17 Mar 2016 description

Tripoli, Libya | AFP | Thursday 3/17/2016 - 16:32 GMT |

Libyan coastguards and navy special forces on Thursday rescued 187 African migrants and found four bodies after a fire on a boat headed for Europe, a navy spokesman said.

Colonel Ayoub Qassem, quoted by a news agency operated by Libya's unrecognised authorities in Tripoli, said the rescue took place six nautical miles off Sabratha, 70 kilometres (45 miles) west of the capital.

11 Mar 2016 description

Based on Government data from January 2015 to January 2016
Total Arrivals in 2015 - Greece: 856,723 Italy: 153,842
Total Arrivals in January 2016 - Greece: 67,415 Italy: 5,273 Spain: 458