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25 Jul 2017 description

112,018 arrivals by sea in 2017

2,361 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 25 July

363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

24 JULY 2017

The Security Council today welcomed recent positive political developments in some West African countries, but expressed concern over the threat of terrorism in the region — including attacks by Boko Haram and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) — as well as a worsening humanitarian situation.

24 Jul 2017 description

Between 2015 and 2016, the West African region and the Sahel experienced major elections, mostly in a peaceful, credible manner according to various reports of international observers. Countries such as Benin, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Niger, Nigeria and Togo are now cited as examples of peaceful elections and democratic political changes.

24 Jul 2017 description

An event to celebrate the advancements and achievements in Malaria reduction in The Gambia was held on the 11th of July 2017. Speaking at the celebration reception on behalf of the Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti and, on behalf of the entire UN system working in the Gambia, Professor Jean-Marie Dangou, WHO Representative in the Gambia commended the Government, people of The Gambia, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, National Malaria Control Programme, health workers and development partners for the extraordinary achievements.

24 Jul 2017 description

Key Findings

Most of the migrants are men (97%).

7% of migrants recorded at Gao and Benena FMPs are minors.

35,577 migrants were counted in Gao and Benena, representing an average of 97 migrants per day.

The majority of the migrants surveyed indicate their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya while 40% say they want to go to Europe, mainly Spain and Italy.

Migratory routes map Algeria, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.

24 Jul 2017 description

La plupart de migrants sont des hommes (97%)

7% des migrants enregistrés à Gao et Benena sont des mineurs.

35, 577 migrants ont été comptabilisés à Gao et Benena, représentant une moyenne de 97 migrants par jour

La majorité de migrants sortant du Mali indiquent vouloir se rendre en Algérie et en Libye pendant que 40% déclarent vouloir se rendre en Europe,principalement en Espagne et en Italie.

L'Algérie, le Niger et le Burkina Faso consituent d'importants pays de transits après le Mali.

24 Jul 2017 description


221 Incoming individuals detected at Mali FMPs

2,701 Outgoing individuals detected at Mali FMPs

3 active FMPs in Mali

Assessment type : 7/7 days

*Migrants recorded at Wabaria, which is a transit point, are not included in this total as those migrants will only be transiting through Gao for a couple of days and will be counted when departing from Place Kidal.

24 Jul 2017 description


212 Individus entrants au Mali par les FMPs *

2 247 Individus sortants du Mali par les FMPs *

3 FMPs actifs au Mali

Type d'évaluation : 7 jours sur 7

21 Jul 2017 description

INFORM is the first global, objective and transparent tool for understanding the risk of humanitarian crises and disasters. It can help identify where and why a crisis might occur, which means we can reduce the risk, build peoples’ resilience and prepare better for when crises do happen.

21 Jul 2017 description

Entre 2015 et 2016, la région de l’Afrique de l’Ouest et le Sahel a connu des élections majeures qui se sont déroulées, dans la plus part des cas, d’une manière pacifique, crédibles selon les divers rapports des observateurs internationaux. Des pays comme le Benin, le Burkina Faso, le Cap Vert, la Gambie, le Ghana, la Guinée, le Niger, le Nigeria et le Togo sont désormais cités en exemple d’élections pacifiques et d’alternances démocratiques.

20 Jul 2017 description
report IRIN

The Gambia’s leader of 22 years, Yahya Jammeh, used to give Gambians good cause for claiming asylum, even if the majority were fleeing poverty rather than persecution.

But with the autocratic president’s exit in January, Gambians’ grounds for international protection have suddenly become shakier, making them prime EU targets for rapid return, although they are not the only ones.

Read the full report on IRIN.

18 Jul 2017 description
  • In 2016, 7 million of affected people were reached by the WASH sector among more than 10 million in needs in West and Central Africa (24 countries):

    o In DRC, 2.5 million persons in cholera-prone zones benefiting from preventive as well as WASH cholera-response packages;

    o In CAR, 0.9 million of affected people were provided with access to improved sources of water and 0.3 million with sanitations facilities.

    o In the Sahel region (9 countries):

17 Jul 2017 description

Sea Arrivals

99,864 in Q1-Q2 2017
231,463 in Q1-Q2 2016

361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015

Dead and Missing

2,253 in Q1-Q2 2017
2,896 in Q1-Q2 2016

5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015

17 Jul 2017 description


According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered. This is mainly due to the sharpe decrease in arrivals to Greece.

16 Jul 2017 description

Trends and key figures

Since 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017, 102,847 refugees and migrants have arrived in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). Arrivals by sea in this period comprised of 17 per cent children, 12 per cent women and 71 per cent men.

14 Jul 2017 description


Between 1 January and 30 June 2017, 83,752 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 19% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (70,222). In June, 23,524 persons reached Italian shores, compared to 22,371 who arrived in June 2016.

14 Jul 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 June 2017, 11,406 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals during this period. This proportion is comparable to the first six months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. UASC numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 10,640 UASC arrived in the first six months of the year.

14 Jul 2017 description

103,175 arrivals by sea in 2017

2,357 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 14 July

363,401 arrivals in 2016

13 Jul 2017 description

Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) in Mali and Niger

Executive Summary

• The Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) collects data on the conditions of mixed migration movements across various regions. It is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.