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17 Jan 2017 description

Tunis, 13 January 2017 – Today the Minister of Local Government, H.E. Mr. Badad Abduljalil signed with UNICEF Libya Special Representative Dr. Ghassan Khalil, a seven-year Framework of Cooperation to support UNICEF’s work with municipalities in health, education, child protection, water and sanitation and youth programming.

During the ceremony a three-year implementation plan for the EU funded UNICEF programme “Towards resilience and social inclusion of adolescents and young people in Libya” was endorsed.

17 Jan 2017 description

Avant-propos

“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”

17 Jan 2017 description
report UN News Service

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, s’est félicité de l’intervention des garde-côtes italiens qui, en collaboration de Frontex, l’Agence européenne pour la gestion de la coopération opérationnelle aux frontières extérieures, ont porté secours à quelque 1500 personnes à bord d’embarcations confrontées à une mer démontée et à des conditions dégradées en Méditerranée ces trois derniers jours. Après le naufrage connu d’au moins une embarcation légère et surchargée au large des côtes libyennes, les autorités européennes ont repêché au moins huit corps sans vie.

16 Jan 2017 description

On 29 December, 152 migrants received return assistance home to Mali and on 20 December, IOM assisted 140 Nigerian migrants return home.

IOM has provided desks, chairs and mobile classrooms to 14 schools in Sabha and 9 in Al Qatrun serving a total of 12,994 students.

IOM has completed three first aid training courses for actors involved in life saving operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Statistical report

Situation Overview

16 Jan 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has praised the rescue of some 1,500 people by the Italian Coastguard in coordination with Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, from boats struggling in rough weather on the Mediterranean over the past three days.

15 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

Life of forced prostitution awaits majority of the 11,009 Nigerian women who arrived on Italy’s shores last year, says International Organisation for Migration

Annie Kelly

Thursday 12 January 2017 12.35 GMT

The number of Nigerian women travelling by boat from Libya to Italy almost doubled last year, with the vast majority of new arrivals victims of sex trafficking and exploitation, according to the International Organisation for Migration.

14 Jan 2017 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 14 January 2017 20:08 GMT

Four people have been rescued but the survivors reported that more than a hundred were on board when the boat capsized

(Recasts to adds new rescue operation)

ROME, Jan 14 (Reuters) - At least eight migrants died when their boat overturned off the coast of Libya on Saturday but the death toll may be much higher, the Italian coastguard said.

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14 Jan 2017 description
report BioMed Central

Published in the Journal of: Conflict and Health (2017) 11:1

Authors

Anna Crepet, Francesco Rita, Anthony Reid, Wilma Van den Boogaard, Pina Deiana, Gaia Quaranta, Aurelia Barbieri, Francesco Bongiorno and Stefano Di Carlo

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13 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

Those who thought Europe’s refugee “crisis” was over were reminded this week that tens of thousands of refugees remain stranded in Greece and the Balkans.

13 Jan 2017 description

Libya - On 12 January, IOM officials met with Libya’s Minister of Defence at the North African country’s Navy Base to discuss ways of improving Libyan rescue-at-sea operations.

11 Jan 2017 description
report Médicos del Mundo

La situación en Libia y el acuerdo entre la Unión Europea y Turquía la han convertido en el país europeo que más llegadas de migrantes recibe

***Los 25.000 menores no acompañados llegados en 2016, una de las grandes preocupaciones para las organizaciones que trabajan en la zona, como Médicos del Mundo**

09 Jan 2017 description
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Letter dated 28 December 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit herewith a report of the Director-General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside the territory of Libya (see annex). The report, dated 21 December 2016, covers the period from 21 November to 20 December 2016.

08 Jan 2017 description

In a first for Libya, solar power panels have been installed at the Abu Sleem Accidents and Emergency hospital in the capital Tripoli to offer steady electricity for the hospital’s Intensive Care unit.

Similar installations will be offered to three other hospitals in Tripoli: Ali Omar Askar Neuro Surgery, Tripoli Medical Centre and Cordoba Centre for Services and Renal Hemodialysis.

07 Jan 2017 description

With the humanitarian situation drastically deteriorating in a number of countries and regions, the EU is releasing urgent assistance. A total of €28.7 million have been allocated to respond to the most pressing humanitarian needs in Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Egypt and Libya.

06 Jan 2017 description
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Letter dated 1 December 2016 from the Secretary-General addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit herewith a report of the Director General of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on the status of implementation of the plan for the destruction of Libya’s remaining category 2 chemical weapons outside the territory of Libya (see annex). The report covers the period from 20 October to 20 November 2016.

06 Jan 2017 description

Libya - IOM has carried out first aid training courses in Libya with rescuers involved in migrant lifesaving operations in the Mediterranean Sea. The three training courses for government and non-government actors took place in Tripoli in December 2016.

The trainings were part of the project Sea and Desert Migration Management for Libyan Authorities to Rescue Migrants (SEA DEMM), which is funded by the European Union’s Regional Development and Protection Programme. The programme has the overall goal of strengthening lifesaving responses and migrant protection.

06 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

13,581
Persons arriving by sea in November 2016.

173,008
Persons arriving by sea in 2016.

24,659
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016.

4,699
Dead and missing at sea in 2016.

47%
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.

176,671
Persons accommodated in reception centres.

06 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM on Friday (06/01) reported preliminary totals for all 2016 migrant and refugee arrivals to Europe via the Mediterranean Sea, as well as estimated fatalities. Arrival totals were 363,348 split almost evenly between Italy and Greece, with much smaller numbers arriving in Malta, Cyprus and Spain. Fatalities and missing migrants reached at least 5,079 although IOM emphasizes that some incidents reported in the month of December and earlier have not been fully accounted for.