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.
WFP Algeria requires USD 6.4 million until the end of 2016.
WFP will not be able to provide full rations from September, and will need to stop food assistance in November and December if no additional funding is received.
The Western Sahara refugee crisis ranks top among forgotten crises, according to the ECHO Forgotten Crisis Assessment 2014.
The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/98 of 9 December 2015, summarizes the most recent report submitted by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2016/355) and covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.
Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.
The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.
EU proposes common asylum system
On August 15th, a strong storm accompanied by heavy rains hit Laayoune Camp, one of the 5 Sahrawi refugees’ camps near the city of Tindouf in South-Western Algeria. The storm affected the refugee population, of which 70-80% are children and women. 11 people were injured by collapsing houses and taken to hospital.
UN agencies led by UNHCR conducted a rapid assessment on 16-17 August, in collaboration with the NGOs, and coordinated with the Sahrawi Red Crescent.
The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.
Heavy rains expected to further increase risk of flooding in West and East Africa
Africa Weather Hazards
The persistence of above-average rainfall continues to increase both short-term and long-term rainfall surpluses and trigger flooding throughout many areas in Sudan, South Sudan and western Ethiopia. Above-average rainfall is forecast to continue over the region, further worsening the potential for flooding over many downstream areas of eastern Sudan during the next week.
La réunion de haut niveau sur le projet de l'Union Africaine (UA) - Allemagne sur le renforcement du contrôle des armes légères et de petit calibre (ALPC), la sécurité physique, et la gestion des stocks (PSSM) s'est tenue, le 16 octobre 2015, au siège de l'UA, à Addis Abéba, en Ethiopie.
Violent winds and heavy rains on 15 August have led to flash floods in southwest Algeria. In particular Tindouf and Laayoune Sahrawi refugee camps have been affected. 11 people were injured. Part of the infrastructure, houses and tents have reportedly been damaged and food stock lost. Stagnating water is increasing the risk of water-borne diseases. Water level remains high, hindering the access to health services.
Résumé des mouvements migratoires mixtes pour le mois de juin 2016 recouvrant les derniers événements et les dernières informations concernant l’Afrique de l’Ouest (en particulier le Niger, le Mali, le Nigeria, le Burkina Faso, la Côte d’Ivoire, la Guinée, le Sénégal et le Liberia).
Movements towards Europe In June, 16,775 migrants and refugees from West Africa arrived in Italy using the Central Mediterranean Route, including 6,196 Nigerians, 2,289 Guineans, 2,088 Ivoirians, 1,908 Gambians, 1,482 Senegalese, 1,416 Malians, and 884 Ghanaians. A total of 70,222 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy via the Central Mediterranean Route between January and June 2016. Migrants and refugees from West Africa made up 54% of these movements in the first half of 2016 compared with 29% during the same period in 2015.
Regional mixed migration summary for June 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 the 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.
Rapport sur les tendances mensuelles
Portant sur la migration mixte vers, à travers et à partir de L'AFRIQUE DU NORD
À propos : MHub est le Centre du Savoir régional et le secrétariat pour le Groupe de travail sur la migration mixte en Afrique du Nord, composé de : RDC, OIM, HCDH, RMMS, Save the Children, HCR et ONUDC. Il favorise une approche fondée sur les droits humains pour assurer la protection des personnes qui se déplaçant dans des flux mixtes et complexes vers, par le biais et à partir de l'Afrique du Nord.
3,075 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM MAY TO AUGUST 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND FROM JUNE TO AUGUST IN ITALY
ABOUT DTM’S FLOW MONITORING SURVEYS
In 2015 and in the first half of 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 230,000 people in the first six months of 2016. A 69 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.