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03 Aug 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 31 July 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 8,851 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 400 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

03 Aug 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 30 June 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 8,165 people in different locations along the Libyan coast.

03 Aug 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for June 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

02 Aug 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Help for Libyan Coast Guard Risks Complicity in Abuse

(Milan) – Italy’s deployment of Navy ships to assist Libyan authorities intercept migrant boats in Libyan waters could implicate Italy in human rights abuses against migrants subsequently detained in Libya, Human Rights Watch said today.

01 Aug 2017 description

The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) welcomes the Constitutional Drafting Assembly’s (CDA) vote on the draft constitution. The Mission appreciates the CDA’s effort and resolve throughout the process. This vote is the first milestone on the path towards a referendum of the Libyan people to determine a new constitution.

01 Aug 2017 description

Tunis, 1 August 2017 – From 1 July to 31 July 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 36 civilian casualties - 15 deaths and 21 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 men killed and 12 injured, 4 women killed and 5 injured and 4 children killed and 4 children injured.

Civilian Casualties

01 Aug 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 114,287 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 30 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 256,828 arrivals across the region through 30 July 2016.

01 Aug 2017 description

Highlights in June

• President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf opened the High-level Panel on International Migration in Africa in Monrovia. The High Level Panel, established by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) seeks to make recommendations to build and sustain political consensus on implementing the international migration development agenda. The panel will hold consultations at the national, regional and global levels, and will report to the African Union Heads of State Summit in July 2018.

31 Jul 2017 description

Accra – A charter flight from Libya carrying 138 Ghanaians (135 men and 3 women) who wished to return home voluntarily landed at 4pm on Thursday, 27 July 2017. These migrants, who opted for a humanitarian voluntary return to Ghana, are among the many Ghanaians living in irregular situations in Libya, often in very difficult conditions. Many of them had spent months and even years in detention centers there.

31 Jul 2017 description

The principal gateway into Europe for refugees and migrants runs through the power vacuum of southern Libya’s Fezzan region. Any effort by European policymakers to stabilise Fezzan must be part of a national-level strategy aimed at developing Libya’s licit economy and reaching political normalisation.

Executive Summary