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20 Jan 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub


  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

19 Jan 2017 description

Key Facts

2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 13 January 2017)

1,312 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 13 Jan., including 154 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,301 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 13 January) including:
277 in closed reception facilities
18 in protective custody

17 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.

There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.

15 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Rapport mondial 2017 : Les démagogues menacent les droits humains

Donald Trump ainsi que des démagogues européens favorisent l’intolérance et les discriminations

11 Jan 2017 description


In 2016, between January and November, 351,619 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 58% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.


07 Jan 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Fabíola Ortiz

NADOR, RABAT and CASABLANCA, Morocco, Jan 6 2017 (IPS) - With a stable economy and a peaceful political climate, Morocco – which has always been a transit country for migrants — is becoming a potential new destination for settlement. The elusive dream for most of those who cross the Sahara, though, is still Europe.

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.

06 Jan 2017 description

Diminution des infestations acridiennes en Mauritanie et des résurgences en Érythrée

Grâce aux des opérations de lutte en cours, les infestations du Criquet pèlerin ont diminué en décembre dans les zones affectées par les récentes résurgences en Mauritanie, s’étendant au sud du Maroc, et en Érythrée. Néanmoins, une stricte vigilance devrait être maintenue car les conditions écologiques continuent à être favorables et une autre reproduction va probablement avoir lieu en janvier et en février.

04 Jan 2017 description
report Caritas

Estas entidades expresan su dolor por los sucesos ocurridos el 1 de enero en la frontera de Ceuta

Miércoles, 4 de enero de 2017.- Las entidades de acción social de la Iglesia en España —Cáritas, CONFER y Justicia y Paz— que integramos la red intraeclesial “Migrantes con Derechos” y que estamos presentes en ambos lados de la frontera de Ceuta expresamos nuestro dolor por los sucesos ocurridos en la madrugada del 1 de enero en el perímetro de la valla fronteriza entre la Ciudad Autónoma de Ceuta y Marruecos.

03 Jan 2017 description
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General Situation during December 2016 Forecast until mid-February 2017

03 Jan 2017 description

Desert Locust infestations decline in **Mauritania** and **Eritrea** outbreaks

Desert Locust infestations declined during December in the areas affected by the recent outbreaks in **Mauritania**, which extended to southern **Morocco**, and in **Eritrea** due to ongoing control operations. Nevertheless, strict vigilance should be maintained as ecological conditions continue to remain favourable and another generation of breeding is likely to take place during January and February. 

02 Jan 2017 description

Key Facts

2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 28 December)

1,256 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 28 Dec., including 114 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,443 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 28 December) including:
•309 in closed reception facilities
•15 in protective custody

02 Jan 2017 description
report Voice of America

At least 800 sub-Saharan African migrants stormed a border fence Sunday between Morocco and Ceuta, an autonomous Spanish city on the northern coast of Africa, according to Spanish and Moroccan officials.

Five Spanish and 50 Moroccan police were injured, ten seriously, as they clashed with migrants who tried to break through the fence using rocks and metal bars.

The Spanish government said two of the migrants were allowed to enter Ceuta for treatment at a local hospital. The rest were returned to Morocco.

27 Dec 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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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.

26 Dec 2016 description
report Guardian

“Everyone was leaving the village where I grew up, and it was all because of water,” says Jamila Bargach, whose village in rural Morocco has steadily emptied of people amid severe water stress.

22 Dec 2016 description

In this issue

  • On the Agenda

The election of a new African Union (AU) Commission, funding issues and combating terrorism are expected to be on the agenda of the 28th AU summit in Addis Ababa in January 2017.

  • Situation Analysis

In Kajiado County, Kenya, vulnerability and conflict can be traced to land subdivision, not just climate change.

16 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 16 December 2016

Today, the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa adopted a €37 million package to increase protection of migrants and to strengthen effective migration management in North Africa