Trends and key figures
PARIS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - French police evicted thousands of migrants living on sidewalks in an area of northern Paris on Friday and Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the latest action proved the system for handling migrants is "dysfunctional". Dozens of police and white police vans moved in at around 5 a.m. local time to clear the area where the regional police said numbers have swollen to almost 2,500. It is the second eviction since July when more than 2,700 migrants were removed.
Mossoul, Alep, Sanaa… Incarnation de la barbarie des hommes, en 2016 et 2017, ces villes ont été le symbole du mépris le plus total de la vie des civils. Le 23 septembre prochain, à l’occasion de sa 23e Pyramide de chaussures, Handicap International dénoncera à nouveau ces pratiques, rappelant que ces atteintes à la vie des civils ne sont pas une fatalité. Dans 29 villes en France, des voix s’élèveront partout pour rappeler aux États leur responsabilité en matière de protection des civils.
UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa
The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).
Representation at the ATCR
Key figures (October 2015 – 26 July 2017)
Ayeyarwady, Bago, Magway and Sagaing regions
CAUSE OF DISPLACEMENT
More than 130,000 new disaster displacements between 2 and 21 July
25,392 Total persons relocated
17,457 Relocated from Greece (26% of 66,400)
7,935 Relocated from Italy (20% of 39,600)
Extreme or very high danger in southern and eastern Portugal; southern and central Spain and Mallorca; southern Corsica and the Mediterranean region of France; Sicily, Sardinia and southern and central Italy; coastal Croatia; central Albania; eastern Hungary; northern and eastern Serbia; former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; parts of south-west Romania; south-east and north-west Bulgaria; southern mainland Greece and the Cyclades islands; parts of central Cyprus; central and south-west Turkey.
In 2016, more than 180,000 asylum seekers reached Italy by boat, setting a record. So far in 2017, 94, 391 people have arrived on the country’s shores, and many of them have already either left the country, or have tried to cross the border into France.
Ventimiglia, Italy- As a consequence of the ever-stricter border policies in place in Europe since the sharp increase in migration in 2015, the Italian town of Ventimiglia, near the French border, has turned into the main transit point for migrants trying to reach other EU countries from Italy. Since the end of 2016, Médécins Sans Frontières (MSF) has started providing maternal care and mental health support to migrants in transit to France, who are stuck at the border with no access to basic health care.
Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian infrastructure.
Protection concerns: The Government passed amendments to revise criteria for inclusion in the targeted financial assistance programme.
Assistance provided: In June, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,000 people.
Baghdad, 02 August 2017 – The Government of France has contributed US$980,600 (€833,500) to UNDP’s Iraq Crisis Response and Resilience Programme (ICRRP) to promote recovery and resilience-building in areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
France's interior minister said there were about 350-400 migrants around Calais
Court rules treatment of migrants "unlawful", "inhuman"
State to set up centres inland, provide water in Calais
"Jungle" camp razed in October, but migrants keep coming (Recasts with government announcement)
(Milan, July 27, 2017) – Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni announced on July 26, 2017, that the Italian Defense Ministry is drawing up operational plans to deploy Italian navy ships in Libyan waters following a formal request by the Libyan Government of National Accord. On July 27, French President Emmanuel Macron said France would create what he called “hotspots” in Libya this summer to identify asylum seekers.
Extreme or very high danger in southern, central and eastern Portugal, the eastern Canary Islands and south, central and north-east Spain; northern Corsica and the Mediterranean coast of France; Sicily, Sardinia, and southern mainland Italy; Malta; most of Kosovo under UNSCR 1244; most of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; central Albania; parts of south-eastern Romania, parts of southern Bulgaria; southern Crete and south-east mainland Greece; central Cyprus; central, east and west Turkey.
France: Police Attacking Migrants in Calais
Government Ignores Widespread Reports of Ill-Treatment
(Paris) – French police in Calais routinely abuse asylum seekers and other migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The French authorities turn a blind eye to the widespread reports of the abuse.