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16 Aug 2017 description

More than 9 million people already displaced globally in 2017

August 2017 (Geneva)

Conflict, violence and disasters have caused more than 9 million new internal displacements globally in the first half of 2017, according to new estimates released today by the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC).

Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. The countries with the highest new internal displacement by conflict are:

15 Aug 2017 description
report European Union

In July, there were 15 400 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by more than half from the previous month. Spain continued to see the heaviest migratory pressure since 2009.

The total number of detections in the first seven months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to 127 100.

Central Mediterranean

11 Aug 2017 description

Seasonal forecast of the agro-hydro-climatic characteristics of the 2017 rainy season for the Sahelo-Soudanian countries of CILSS/ECOWAS region

11 Aug 2017 description

117,795 arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 arrivals in 2016

2,408 dead/missing

10 Aug 2017 description

More than 3 billion people- nearly half the world’s population- are at risk for malaria, a preventable disease spread by mosquitoes. Insecticide-treated nets (ITNs), are one of the most effective tools in preventing malaria and reducing deaths.

09 Aug 2017 description

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 12,656 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first seven months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. UASC numbers have slightly decreased compared to last year, when 13,705 UASC arrived in the first seven months of the year.

09 Aug 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 95,213 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 2% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (93,774).

Trends in sea arrivals should be assessed over time, as fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors, including weather and sea conditions or the situation in the countries of departure and origin. Geopolitical developments and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures may also affect sea arrivals.

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 août 2017 – Un total de 1.000 migrants a été secouru depuis avril de cette année dans les zones désertiques, au nord du Niger, par des équipes de l'Organisation internationale des migrations (OIM).

09 Aug 2017 description
  • 116,692 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 arrivals in 2016

  • 2,405 dead/missing

08 Aug 2017 description

Since its establishement, the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel has been engaged to supporting governements and partners to implement ambitions SSR programs.

To consolidate peace and security, many countries in West Africa have initiated crucial reforms of their security sectors with the support of several partners. As a major regional actor, UNOWAS has been engaged since its establishment in 2002* in supporting national authorities and regional organizations to articulate and implement new reforms of the security sector.

08 Aug 2017 description

Dirkou – A total of 1,000 migrants have been rescued since April of this year in northern Niger by the search and rescue operations of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

08 Aug 2017 description


Cholera continues to spread in north, west and south Darfur, and has recently been detected in IDP camps in central Darfur. Malnutrition is also a serious concern in this area. Following improved access in central Darfur, alarming malnutrition rates were discovered in the Jebel Marra region.

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08 Aug 2017 description

Pour consolider la paix et la sécurité, plusieurs pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ont initié des réformes cruciales de leurs secteurs sécuritaires avec le soutien de divers partenaires. Acteur majeur dans la région, UNOWAS s’est engagé depuis 2002 à soutenir les autorités nationales et les organisations régionales à développer et à mettre en oeuvre des nouvelles réformes efficaces du secteur de la sécurité.

08 Aug 2017 description

Today, West Africa and the Sahel region is considered to be one of the main regions on the African continent to make significant progress in the area of security sector reform. Both at the policy and national levels.

04 Aug 2017 description


Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

03 Aug 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 31 July 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 8,851 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 400 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

03 Aug 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 30 June 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 8,165 people in different locations along the Libyan coast.

02 Aug 2017 description

Situation de la campagne agropastorale au 30 juin 2017

I. Situation pluviométrique

Les cumuls de pluie enregistrés du 1er au 30 juin 2017 sont significatifs dans la majeure partie du Sahel. Des quantités importantes des pluies ont été enregistrées dans le Sud du Tchad, le centre et l’ouest du Niger, le Nord du Burkina, dans la majeure partie de la zone agricole du Mali, le sud du Sénégal, presque toute la Gambie, au Nord-ouest et au Nord-Est du Nigeria.