One month after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, refugee children and their families are gradually recovering.
**TRUST FUND FOR STABILITY AND ADDRESSING ROOT CAUSES OF IRREGULAR MIGRATION AND DISPLACED PERSONS IN AFRICA
The European Union and Africa enjoy a long-standing and comprehensive partnership, which has deepened and diversified over decades and in particular since the first Africa-EU Summit in 2000. The Valletta Summit in November 2015 complemented already existing processes with African Countries, focusing on different aspects of migration.
Large-scale conflicts are a major challenge for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
- Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 12 Sep 2016): 165,202
- Total arrivals in Greece during Sep 2016: 1,458
- Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 122
- Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 111
- Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 94
- Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Sep 2016: 852
Dead and missing
- 272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
- 142 dead - 51 missing (31 July 2016)
16 days after the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune, 849 families (4245 people), are still suffering from the storm damages, including 406 families that had their houses completely destroyed.
While the new school year will start on 6 September, the damages caused to six of the eight schools and five of the seven kindergartens, are putting children at risk of not being able to go back to school on time.
In 2015 and until July 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 257,000 people between January and July 2016. A 64 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 04 Sep 2016): 164,166
Total arrivals in Greece during Sep 2016: 432
Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 108
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 111
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 28
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Sep 2016: 212
Situation Générale en août 2016 Prévision jusqu'à’mi-octobre 2016
In July 2016 the Peace and Security Council (PSC) and the United Nations (UN) sent a technical team to assess the situation in Mali and the Sahel. This was in response to the continued instability in the country, despite efforts by Malian and international forces. Plans for more offensive action against armed jihadist groups have been afoot for quite some time, but can they work?
The storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp in Laayoune on 15 August affected 849 families (4,245 people), including 406 families that have had their house completely destroyed.
Severe to moderate damage to six out of the eight schools, and five out of the seven kindergartens, is putting 8,109 children at risk of not being able to go back to school.
Africa Weather Hazards
- Persistent, above average rainfall since July has led to excessively rainfall surpluses and floods that have damaged infrastructure, displaced populations, and caused fatalities in parts of Sudan, South Sudan, and Ethiopia.
- Below-average seasonal rainfall and persistent moisture deficits in the region have negatively impacted developing crops across parts of eastern Oromia and SNNPR in Ethiopia.
- There is a potential for increased number of locusts migrating from the Arabian Peninsula which may negatively impact cropping …
General Situation during August 2016 Forecast until mid-October 2016
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Global Overview, August 2016
Niger is a significant transit country for migration between West and Central and Northern Africa. There are several reasons for this such as for example, the strategic geographical position of Niger in relation to Libya. Libya is one of the main launching points for boats crossing the Mediterranean towards Europe. Many migrants go to Libya hoping to find a passage towards Italy and many of the migrant deaths that occur in the Mediterrean occur in boats that left Libya.
Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 23 Aug 2016): 162,604
Total arrivals in Greece during Aug 2016: 2,307
Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 100
Average daily arrivals during Jul 2016: 62
Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 36
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Aug 2016: 811
The effects of the storm that hit the Sahrawi refugee camp of Laayoun on 15 August combined with the return of high temperature, resulted in more of the damaged mud houses and other infrastructure to collapse. This increased the number of houses damaged and of people affected by the emergency.