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19 May 2017 description

54,715 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,332 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 19 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

17 May 2017 description
report Government of Italy

“Through the Italian Cooperation service, we have arranged to contribute 400,000 euros to UNICEF in response to the dramatic humanitarian emergency in Niger, to provide food assistance to children,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Angelino Alfano.

16 May 2017 description
report European Commission
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Communication: Twelfth Report on Relocation and Resettlement

European Commission - Press release

Strasbourg, 16 May 2017

Today, the Commission adopted its twelfth progress report on the EU's emergency relocation and resettlement schemes, assessing actions taken since 12 April 2017.

16 May 2017 description
report European Union

There were more than 14 100 detections of illegal border crossings on the three main migratory routes into the EU in April, 2% higher than the number of detections from the previous month. The total number of detections in the first four months of 2017 fell 84% from the same period of last year to almost 47 000, even though Italy continued to see numbers higher than a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

16 May 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Reports emerging from the sea rescue effort between Italy and Libya suggest around 20 men, women and children are missing and feared dead after rescuers were able to pluck some 500 survivors from the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend.

16 May 2017 description

53,912 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,316 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 16 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

15 May 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, 37,235 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 33% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (27,926). As in previous years, monthly arrivals were comparatively lower during the winter, due to less favourable weather and sea conditions. Monthly arrivals increased in the spring: in April 2017, 12,943 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores.

15 May 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 April 2017, 5,190 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first four months of 2016, when 16% of those arriving by sea were UASC. Their numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 4,541 UASC arrived in the first four months of the year.

15 May 2017 description

The Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) Libya’s Flow Monitoring exercise was launched in July 2016 to capture data on migration flows in the country by conducting daily assessments at Flow Monitoring locations and Flow Monitoring Surveys with migrants.

In 2017, DTM updated its data collection methodology for Flow Monitoring Point assessments to capture more detailed data on migrants at key entry, exit and transit points for migrants in Libya.

14 May 2017 description

More than 45,000 people have reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year, a more than 40 percent increase on the same period of 2016

ROME, May 14 (Reuters) - Rescuers saved 484 migrants from boats in the Mediterranean on Saturday and found the bodies of seven men who had died in the attempt to get to Europe, Italy's coast guard said.

Read the full report on Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation.

12 May 2017 description
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26,000 people
Reached through Shelter/NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017
7,500 people
received legal assistance from UNHCR partners in 2017
5,653 households
received coal or winter clothing through UNHCR’s 2016/2017 winterization programme


USD 37.7 million
required for 2017


12 May 2017 description


​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 7 May - 13 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, type E botulism, yellow fever and Legionnaires' disease.

12 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency reports that 53,386 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 10 May, with nearly 85 percent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with last year’s 187,970 arrivals across the region through 10 May 2016.

IOM Rome said, through 10 May, nearly 8,000 migrants or refugees have arrived in Italy, or nearly 1,000 men, women and children per day, a pace considerably ahead of both May 2015 and 2016. (See chart below).

12 May 2017 description

Some officials say NGOs inadvertently encourage people smuggling

  • Some officials say NGOs inadvertently encourage people smuggling

  • NGOs say they are only trying to save lives

  • Debate highlights EU dilemma over Mediterranean arrivals

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, May 12 (Reuters) - A "ferry service" that encourages people smugglers or an essential humanitarian rescue service that saves thousands of African migrants making a dangerous sea crossing to Europe?

12 May 2017 description

Description: Ce rapport intervient dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre par l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) de deux projets distincts mais complémentaires, financés par l’Union européenne, à savoir: le projet CARE (Approche Coordonnée pour la Réinsertion des victimes de la traite qui retournent volontairement dans un pays tiers) et le projet TACT (Action Transnationale – Retour et réinsertion sûrs et dignes des victimes de la traite qui rentrent volontairement dans trois pays prioritaires : Albanie, Maroc et Ukraine).

12 May 2017 description


This report follows on from the implementation of two distinct but complementary projects implemented by IOM: Coordinated Approach for the REintegration of victims of trafficking returning voluntarily to any third country (CARE project) and Transnational ACtion – Safe and sustainable return and reintegration for victims of Trafficking returning voluntarily to priority countries: Albania, Morocco and Ukraine (TACT project).