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31 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • In early July, WFP will begin ramping up its presence inside Libya through the implementation of missions of rotating international staff to Tripoli. Despite conflict and political instability, WFP remains committed to developing its presence in-country in order to improve the provision of life-saving food assistance to Libya’s most vulnerable populations.

  • In June, WFP began working with a fourth cooperating partner, Kafaa Development Foundation, who will distribute WFP food assistance in eastern Libya.

31 Jul 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Planting of 2017 cereal crops has started in most parts of the country under generally favourable conditions

  • Above-average crop production gathered in 2016 due to adequate rainfall throughout the season

  • Prices of millet and sorghum are on increase, while livestock prices are falling

  • Unusual deterioration of livestock conditions with increased mortality is observed in parts resulting in declaration of pastoral crisis in June 2017

31 Jul 2017 description

Tunis – On 27 July, IOM organized its first charter flight to Ghana. The flight which departed from Tripoli’s Mitiga airport provided return assistance home for 138 stranded migrants – 135 men and 3 women as well as one medical case.

28 Jul 2017 description
report UN News Service

28 July 2017 – Set to arrive in Libya next week, the new United Nations Special Representative said that he was coming to Tripoli to work with the Libyans, in an attempt to help find a solution out of the political crisis that led to the fall of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 and pushed the country into a crisis that sees thousands of migrants and refugees fleeing to Europe and other countries in Africa.

28 Jul 2017 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 28 July 2017

Following up on the Commission's Action Plan to support Italy from 4 July, the EU Trust Fund for Africa adopted today a programme worth €46 million to reinforce the integrated migration and border management capacities of the Libyan authorities.

28 Jul 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Monthly trend report

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

27 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12933

Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Liu Jieyi (China):

The members of the Security Council welcome recent efforts to strengthen an inclusive political dialogue among all Libyans, supported by Libya’s neighbours, international partners and regional organizations within the framework of the Libyan Political Agreement endorsed by United Nations Security Council resolution 2259 (2015).

27 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Milan, July 27, 2017) – Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni announced on July 26, 2017, that the Italian Defense Ministry is drawing up operational plans to deploy Italian navy ships in Libyan waters following a formal request by the Libyan Government of National Accord. On July 27, French President Emmanuel Macron said France would create what he called “hotspots” in Libya this summer to identify asylum seekers.

27 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the first six months of 2017, UNICEF provided over 20,000 children with access to psycho-social support services in both community and school-based Child Friendly Spaces. Children’s enrolment in structured activities, games and informal and nonformal education offered them a chance to return to a normal routine and overcome the negative effects of living in a conflict affected country.

27 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

240,188 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)1

249,298 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

42,028 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

94,385 persons arriving in Italy by sea so far in 20172

FUNDING USD

75.5 million required for IDPs and refugees in Libya in 2017

POPULATION MOVEMENTS

27 Jul 2017 description

by Reuters
Thursday, 27 July 2017 18:17 GMT

"This all makes sense only if we can limit the arrival of migrants in Italy"

  • Tripoli government invited Italy into its waters

  • Some 600,000 boat migrants have come to Italy since 2014

  • Mission hinges on parliamentary support

  • Libya Presidential Council denies permission given (Adds Tripoli denial)

By Steve Scherer

27 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Attacks, Threats, and Harassment

27 Jul 2017 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Communication: Fourteenth Report on Relocation and Resettlement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 26 July 2017

Today, the Commission has adopted its 14th progress report on relocation of asylum seekers within the EU and resettlement of refugees from outside the EU.

25 Jul 2017 description
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Technical annex

The full implementation of this version of the HIP is subject to the adoption of the decision amending Decision C(2016) 8795

AMOUNT: EUR 20 000 000

25 Jul 2017 description

6,402 interviews were conducted in Greece, Hungary, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from January to June 2016 and 2,140 surveyed were conducted in Greece, Hungary, Serbia, and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from January to June 2017

About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys

25 Jul 2017 description
report European Union

EUNAVFOR Med Operation Sophia contributes to disrupting the business model of people smugglers and traffickers.

25 Jul 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 112,018 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 23 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 250,586 arrivals across the region through 23 July 2016.

Dimitrios Tsagalas of IOM Cyprus reported on Monday (24 July) that a boat with 143 migrants was found off Pomos Island over the weekend. The migrants arrived at Cyprus’s Latchi harbour early on Monday morning.

25 Jul 2017 description

Question

What are the strengths and weaknesses of migration programming that has taken place / is underway in north and sub-Saharan Africa? Specifically, in areas such as livelihoods support, protection of migrants, border security and support for resettlement and voluntary return?

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