- WFP requires additional resources for the school meals programme under the Development Operation to mitigate possible breaks in food stocks. WFP’s support is important to prevent deterioration of school enrollment and attendance rates, thus jeopardizing the gains made over the last three years.
14,023 migrants have been rescued in 2016 to date
Regional Migrant Figures Update
In 2016 (as of 19 October) 145,381 arrivals were recorded by sea to Italy through the Central Mediterranean route, whereby 620 migrants were recorded between 10 October and 16 October, a – 95% decrease from the week before when 12,439 were reported. The main countries of origin are Nigeria, Eritrea and Guinea.
318,816 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 18 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
Secure housing, care, guardianship, family reunification
(Calais, October 21, 2016) – France and the United Kingdom should ensure that all unaccompanied children in informal migrant camps in Calais receive adequate accommodation and care before the camps are demolished, Human Rights Watch said today.
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.
Legal ruling identifies risk of serious harm to returning Eritreans after MPs condemn ‘inexcusable’ delay in revising existing guidance
The Home Office will alter its much-criticised policy on Eritrean asylum seekers, after a legal ruling found that the majority of those fleeing the country risk persecution or serious harm on returning.
Regional mixed migration summary for September 2016 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.
ROME/ GENEVA, 18 October 2016 – Three newborn babies, two born on Italian Coastguard boats in the Central Mediterranean and one at port, are among the newest arrivals of refugee and migrant children in Italy, as numbers of children hit record levels, says UNICEF.
In the first nine months of 2016 more children arrived by sea in Italy than in all of last year. This year more than 90 per cent of the children travelled alone while in 2015 the unaccompanied accounted for 75 per cent. This year has also seen an increase of children from Egypt but most still come from West Africa.
45,450 Refugees and IDPs received NFI from UNHCR across South Sudan
37,746 Refugee children involved in Back to School campaign in Maban
8,385 Refugees and host communities received seeds and farming tools
450 Refugees, IDPs and key stakeholders involved in various training
Population of concern
A total of 1.61 million IDPs
A total of 262,728 refugees
Situation Générale en septembre 2016
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-novembre 2016
• Since mid-September, Uganda, eastern DRC, and southeastern South Sudan received above normal rainfall amounts, which helped ease prolonged dryness.
• In central and southern Ethiopia, particularly in SNNPR and central and eastern Oromia, below-average seasonal rains have persisted.
This has resulted in poor cropping conditions in these areas.
Trends of Sea Arrivals
- 3,732 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
- 1,634 Registered females
- 1,339 Registered children and adolescents
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.
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.
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.