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17 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.

There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.

15 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2017 : Les démagogues menacent les droits humains

Donald Trump ainsi que des démagogues européens favorisent l’intolérance et les discriminations

13 Jan 2017 description
report European Union

In December, there were nearly 11 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU.

More than 8 200 migrants reached Italy by sea in December, indicating a drop of nearly 40% from the previous month due in large part to wintry weather conditions in the Central Mediterranean. Because of a spike in arrivals over the previous two months, the total number of migrants taking the sea route to Italy in 2016 reached an all-time high of 181 100.

11 Jan 2017 description

In the remote desert of southwest Algeria, a young Sahrawi refugee is filling discarded bottles with sand to build shelters that better withstand the harsh climate.

By: Russell Fraser

TINDOUF, Algeria - With a master’s degree in energy efficiency, Sahrawi refugee Tateh Lehbib Breica had originally planned to build an energy efficient home in the desert, using discarded bottles for a roof garden

11 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and November, 351,619 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 58% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

MAIN TRENDS

10 Jan 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 31 Dec 2016): 173,447

Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2016: 1,662

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 54

Average daily arrivals during Nov 2016: 66

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 14

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Dec 2016: 1,234

06 Jan 2017 description

Diminution des infestations acridiennes en Mauritanie et des résurgences en Érythrée

Grâce aux des opérations de lutte en cours, les infestations du Criquet pèlerin ont diminué en décembre dans les zones affectées par les récentes résurgences en Mauritanie, s’étendant au sud du Maroc, et en Érythrée. Néanmoins, une stricte vigilance devrait être maintenue car les conditions écologiques continuent à être favorables et une autre reproduction va probablement avoir lieu en janvier et en février.

04 Jan 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

• Près de 10 pour cent de la population du Niger auront des besoins humanitaires en 2017.

• Le taux de malnutrition aiguë sévère de 1,9 pour cent est à la limite du seuil d’urgence.

• Selon les projections du cadre harmonisé, plus de 748 000 personnes seront en situation de crise alimentaire durant la période allant de juillet à septembre 2017.

• Le bilan de la campagne agropastorale allie excédent céréalier et déficit fourrager.

03 Jan 2017 description
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General Situation during December 2016 Forecast until mid-February 2017

03 Jan 2017 description

Desert Locust infestations decline in **Mauritania** and **Eritrea** outbreaks

Desert Locust infestations declined during December in the areas affected by the recent outbreaks in **Mauritania**, which extended to southern **Morocco**, and in **Eritrea** due to ongoing control operations. Nevertheless, strict vigilance should be maintained as ecological conditions continue to remain favourable and another generation of breeding is likely to take place during January and February. 

03 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2017 Requirements: US$3,500,000

02 Jan 2017 description

Key Facts

2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 28 December)

1,256 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 28 Dec., including 114 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,443 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 28 December) including:
•309 in closed reception facilities
•15 in protective custody

29 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Algeria does not have sufficient funds to continue food distribution in January 2016.

  • WFP Algeria urgently requires an additional USD 4.5 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months.

  • Current PRRO 200301 will be extended by three months until 31 March 2017.

  • The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2015.

Operational Updates

27 Dec 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

22 Dec 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 21 Dec 2016): 173,130

Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2016: 1,345

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 64

Average daily arrivals during Nov 2016: 66

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 149

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Dec 2016: 971

21 Dec 2016 description

The civil protection authorities of Algeria (DGPC) and the European Commission's humanitarian aid and civil protection department today formalised their cooperation in the field of disaster risk management, by signing an administrative arrangement that marks a new stage in the joint work of the European Union and Algeria on civil protection.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

20 Dec 2016 description

13,740 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea via the central Mediterranean route despite worsening sea conditions. This is over four times the number who arrived by sea in Italy in November 2015. Nationals from Nigeria and Guinea accounted for the largest number of rescued migrants and refugee.

An estimated 718 people died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. By 30 November, 4,699 people had died or gone missing in 2016 while crossing the Mediterrane- an, surpassing the 3,771 people who lost their lives in 2015.

19 Dec 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 18 Dec 2016): 172,885

Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2016: 1,100

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 61

Average daily arrivals during Nov 2016: 66

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 5

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Dec 2016: 717

Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
146 dead - 51 missing (17 Nov. 2016)