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02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Security Forces Should Respect Human Rights During Transition

02 Dec 2016 description
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The IOM Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has started tracking the movement of migrants in the regions of Gao and Segou (in Benena). Migrants, mostly from different sub-Saharan countries and West Africa in particular, travel long distances often facing harsh conditions and spending lots of money to reach their final destination.

Most of the migrants are believed to travel through the capital city, Bamako, to the strategically located town of Gao and Benena border, before heading towards Algeria, Niger or Libya, and finaly reach Europe for some of them.

01 Dec 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government Has Blocked Internet, Threatened Protest Ban

(Nairobi, December 2, 2016) – Gambian authorities should respect the rights of Gambians to peacefully express their views on the outcome of the December 1, 2016, presidential election, Human Rights Watch said today. Prior to the vote, incumbent President Yahya Jammeh warned that protests against the election would not be permitted and the government blocked internet communications and international calls.

01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

01 Dec 2016 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Dec 2016 description

159,427 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2016
140,987 Sea arrivals Jan-Oct 2015

01 Dec 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2016, 24,902 children arrived to Italy by sea: 91% of children arrived unaccompanied (22,772). UASC account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 110% compared to the same period of 2015.

01 Dec 2016 description

Although challenges remain, ECOWAS has done well to implement the AU’s Peace and Security roadmap.


30 Nov 2016 description
  • 348,664 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,690 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 29 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Nov 2016 description
report Germanwatch

Who Suffers Most From Extreme Weather Events? Weather-related Loss Events in 2015 and 1996 to 2015

29 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 348,664 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 29 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy.

Some 171,731 people have arrived in Greece and 171,299 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

27 Nov 2016 description

345,676 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,663 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 25 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

26 Nov 2016 description


  • Favourable prospects for 2016 cereal harvests

  • Humanitarian assistance continues to be needed

Cereal crops benefitted from favourable growing conditions

Harvesting of the 2016 cereal crops is underway across the country. Growing conditions for cereal crops and pastures have been adequate in most parts of the country and overall, crop prospects are favourable.

25 Nov 2016 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 18 November 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 12,891 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. Since January 2016, Libyan local authorities have recovered more than 1,000 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean.

23 Nov 2016 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Subject: Gambia

22 Nov 2016 description

345,440 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,655 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 22 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015