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05 Jul 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

HI:
Handicap International responded to request for assistance by expanding services to regions bordering Tripoli, including towns of Tarhouna and Msallata.

2 - Key Success/Progress made during the month (of the Sector)

Mine action:
EOD spot tasks were completed and RE sessions were conducted during the reporting period

05 Jul 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/Changes

Initiatiated restructuring process of Health Emergencies program in WCO. Developed the concept note for Emergecy Health Services (EHS) Libya program. WHO followed assigment of the Director of Emergency Managment Department in MoH Libya so that Dr Kamal Arebi was assigned by H.E. Minsiter. This will faciliate the advancement of health emergency management in Libya. Coordinated response to several emergencies in Libya , i.e., Tripoli clashes, bombing in Bergen, Brak al Shatti and Jufra.

2 - Key Success/Progress

05 Jul 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

NSTR

2 - Key Success/Progress made during the month (of the Sector)

WFP: In May, WFP was able to distribute food parcels to 20,270 internally displaced people throughout Libya. The lower number is due to the late arrival of food in Libya.

3 - Key Challenges faced during the month (of the Sector)

05 Jul 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

  • Increasing number of cash based interventions being proposed and/or approved for 2017.

  • Evidence gathering initiatives hosted by the CMWG initiated to deepen contextual analysis of markets and context to inform response analysis

2 - Key Success/Progress (of the WG)

05 Jul 2017 description

1 - Key Development(s)/changes (if any)

  • Increasing number of cash based interventions being proposed and/or approved for 2017.

  • Evidence gathering initiatives hosted by the CMWG initiated to deepen contextual analysis of markets and context to inform response analysis

2 - Key Success/Progress (of the WG)

05 Jul 2017 description
report European Commission
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Action plan on measures to support Italy, reduce pressure along the Central Mediteranian route and increase solidarity

Strasbourg, 4 July 2017

With the situation becoming ever more pressing along the Central Mediterranean Route, the Commission is today setting out a series of immediate measures that can be taken by the EU Member States, the Commission and EU Agencies, and Italy itself.

04 Jul 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rescue & Safe Ports Needed as Libyan Authorities Unable to Guarantee Rights or Protect People

(Milan) – Measures to tackle boat migration in the central Mediterranean – proposed on July 3 by the European Union migration commissioner and the interior ministers of Italy, France, and Germany – fall far short of what is needed, Human Rights Watch said today.

04 Jul 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

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

  • 1 249,298 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 1 41,319 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

  • 81,973 persons arriving in Italy by sea so far in 2017

  • 2 1,718 sea rescue/hygiene kits distributed so far in 2017

OPERATIONAL UPDATE

04 Jul 2017 description

Switzerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 101,210 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 3 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 231,503 arrivals across the region through 3 July 2016.

04 Jul 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, evacuated today six vulnerable refugee women from Libya to a country that has accepted to resettle them. A second group of seven refugees is expected to follow shortly.

The women being resettled today suffered horrific abuse and were kept in servitude by an armed group in Libya. They were later detained by the authorities. Following UNHCR’s intervention, they were released and transferred to a safe house in Libya.

04 Jul 2017 description

The Event Tracker is part of IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) programme. DTM is a suite of tools that provide a comprehensive articulation of Libya’s human mobility patterns. The Event Tracker is a biweekly tool collecting and triangulating information on the whole of Libya on any incidents related to IDPs, returnees and migrants, especially in regards to large population movements updates on border closures and new routes. For more information visit www.globaldtm.info/libya

04 Jul 2017 description
report The Guardian

New rules drawn up by Italy likely to bring NGOs under coast guard control, which they fear will hamper rescue attempts

Charities that rescue migrants and refugees from the Mediterranean have reacted angrily to plans to make them subject to a new code of conduct drawn up by Italy and endorsed by other EU countries.

Read more on the Guardian.

04 Jul 2017 description

Today, the Government allocated one million euros to provide help in ending the migratory flows from Libya in Italy. The amount was allocated from the Government reserves and will be directed to the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and to its North African branch in particular.

In cooperation with Libya, its neighbouring countries, and international organisations, the EUTF provides help to regain control over the EU's external borders, to break the business models of human traffickers, and to avoid the deepening of the humanitarian crisis.

03 Jul 2017 description

Mixed migration flows within, from and to the East Africa and Yemen region continued to be affected by a number of complex dynamics, including conflict, drought and economic reasons among others.
Migrants, asylum seekers and refugees continued to be at a significant risk of harm, ranging from abduction, physical abuse and death on land and at sea. Policy considerations remained focussed on limiting irregular migration, particularly to Europe.

Irregular Movement from East Africa and Yemen

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

03 Jul 2017 description

Highlights

  • IOM’s Emergency Response directly supported more than 220,000 IDPs since January

  • Increased access: Maiduguri and Gwoza ‘humanitarian hubs’ open

  • EUTF project launching in July - set to provide comprehensive reintegration to returnees

IOM - UN Migration Agency supports refugees returning to Nigeria after fleeing Boko Haram

03 Jul 2017 description
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Executive Summary

Insecurity, economic crisis, abuse and exploitation in Libya push refugees and migrants to Europe, new study reveals.

A study of mixed refugee and migrant flows by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found that around half of those travelling to Libya do so believing they can find jobs there, but end up fleeing onwards to Europe to escape life-threatening insecurity, instability, difficult economic conditions plus widespread exploitation and abuse.

02 Jul 2017 description

Tunis, 1 July 2017 – From 1 June to 30 June 2017, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 26 civilian casualties - 9 deaths and 17 injuries – during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 6 men killed and 12 injured, 2 women killed and 1 injured and 1 child killed and 4 children injured.

Civilian Casualties

30 Jun 2017 description

Switzerland - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 95,768 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 29 June, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 230,230 arrivals across the region through 30 June 2016.

30 Jun 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.