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29 Jul 2016 description

A finales del 2014, el Programa Mundial de Alimentos en Bolivia recibió una contribución de 522.000 euros por parte del gobierno italiano. Esto llevó a la implementación del programa “Apoyo a la seguridad alimentaria de poblaciones vulnerables en los departamentos de Pando, Chuquisaca y Tarija” en Bolivia.

El objetivo principal del PMA y de Italia era fortalecer las capacidades de resiliencia de las familias vulnerables al impulsar sus medios de vida y crear oportunidades comerciales para sus productos.

29 Jul 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 251,557 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 27 July, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where close to 20,000 new arrivals have entered during the month of July.

29 Jul 2016 description
report Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (July 29, 2016) — The number of unaccompanied children making the perilous journey to Italy from countries such as Nigeria and Egypt — often to escape war, hunger and violence — has more than doubled year-on-year, according to Italian government figures.

More than 10,500 unaccompanied children arrived in Italy by sea between January and June 2016 — more than double the number from the same period in 2015, and almost as many as there were during all of last year. These children are some of the most vulnerable to trafficking and exploitation.

29 Jul 2016 description

Italy - “AWARE MIGRANTS,” an information campaign jointly developed by the Italian Ministry of Interior and the IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean in Rome, was launched yesterday (28 July). It aims to raise awareness among potential migrants about the dangerous journey across the desert and the Mediterranean. The campaign mainly consists of videotaped stories and accounts narrated by migrants themselves.

29 Jul 2016 description

Sudan - IOM this week resettled 12 refugee families (48 people) from Sudan to Italy as part of the first movements from Sudan to Italy under the Italian refugee resettlement quota system adopted in 2015.

The Eritrean families travelled from Khartoum to Rome on commercial flights on 26 and 28 July. Prior to their departure, IOM Sudan conducted health assessments and prepared the refugees for their resettlement and integration in Italy.

29 Jul 2016 description

251,557 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 29 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

28 Jul 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Thursday 7/28/2016 - 13:33 GMT

Italy on Thursday launched a hard-hitting campaign on the internet, TV, radio and social media to warn African migrants of the many dangers they face in trying to reach Europe.

Dubbed "Aware Migrants," the 1.5-million-euro ($1.66-million) campaign is targeting 15 countries in West and North Africa which have been big sources of the migratory wave.

It features migrants recounting their suffering at the hands of ruthless smugglers or enduring the perilous Mediterranean crossing.

27 Jul 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Children Held Arbitrarily in Degrading Conditions

By Eva Cossé

“Akram,” a 17-year-old Kurdish boy from Iraq, hid under a truck on the ferry from Greece to Italy for 18 hours without food or water. When he arrived in Italy, the police locked him in a small room on the ferry and sent him right back to Greece.

“I showed my passport and that I’m under 18 but the Italian police told me to ‘go back, go back.’”

26 Jul 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 249,854 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 24 July, arriving mostly in Italy and Greece. The 250,000 total is likely to be surpassed in the next few hours as recently rescued migrants reach Italian shores.

26 Jul 2016 description


The current refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian challenge to have faced the European Union since its foundation. Although the outcome of the referendum on 23 June 2016 was that the UK should leave the EU, the UK remains a full member of the EU, with all the responsibilities that entails, until the final withdrawal agreement is ratified. It is vital, both on moral grounds and in order to help maintain good relations with the other 27 Member States, that the UK Government should participate fully in EU action to resolve this humanitarian crisis.

26 Jul 2016 description

249,854 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 26 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Jul 2016 description

By Dr. Erna Rijnierse, an MSF doctor onboard the search and rescue vessel the MV Aquarius

Dr. Erna Rijnierse is an MSF doctor onboard the search and rescue vessel the MV Aquarius, which is run in partnership between MSF and SOS MEDITERRANEE. She gave the following account of a rescue operation in the central Mediterranean on 20 July, in which 209 people were rescued from two small boats in distress, and 22 people (21 women and one man) were found dead.

22 Jul 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 242,179 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 20 July, arriving mostly in Italy and Greece.

So far this year an estimated 2,977 deaths have been recorded, compared with 1,906 through 30 July last year. These figures do not include thousands of migrants and refugees rescued on the Mediterranean during the past 48 hours, nor the recovery of nearly two dozen additional corpses believed to be en route to Italian ports Friday morning (22 July).

22 Jul 2016 description

Rome, Italy | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 08:23 GMT

by Mathilde AUVILLAIN

Italy is scrambling to find extra places for incoming migrants amid fears the failure of a European relocation plan may result in mass encampments.

Rome bowed to pressure from the EU at the end of last year and implemented a rigorous system to identify all arrivals on its shores in exchange for a deal which should have seen thousands of refugees relocated across Europe.

22 Jul 2016 description
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242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,977 dead/missing
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Jul 2016 description

240.884 llegadas por mar en 2016
2.954 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 7/18/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

21 Jul 2016 description

Trapani, Italy | AFP | Friday 7/22/2016 - 12:14 GMT

Horror stories emerged Friday of the death of 22 migrants who drowned after they were crushed underfoot in a dinghy in the Mediterranean when panic broke out on board.

Red Cross workers held roses and stood in silence on the portside in Trapani, Sicily, as the bodies of 21 women and a man were carried off a rescue ship, placed in wooden coffins and loaded into hearses.

21 Jul 2016 description

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva hold talks

21 July 2016, Rome - The Mediterranean migration crisis and ways in which Italy's upcoming presidency of the Group of Seven (G7) can help boost efforts to achieve the international community's Sustainable Development Goals, topped the agenda during talks today between Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva.

20 Jul 2016 description

(20 July 2016) Today the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue vessel run in partnership between Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE rescued 209 people from two rubber dinghies in distress on the Central Mediterranean. The team also recovered the bodies of 21 women and 1 man who had died at sea.