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24 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • A meeting of Morocco’s School Meals Steering Committee, chaired by the Minister of Education, took place on 27 July.

  • WFP assisted Tunisia’s Ministry of Education to launch the activities of its Office des oeuvres scolaires (Office of school services), in charge of the management and modernisation of the national school meals programme.

Operational Updates

23 Aug 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.

This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.

23 Aug 2016 description
report UN General Assembly
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Summary

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 70/98 of 9 December 2015, summarizes the most recent report submitted by the Secretary-General to the Security Council on the situation concerning Western Sahara (S/2016/355) and covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

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Regional

EU proposes common asylum system

19 Aug 2016 description
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Background

  1. The African Public Health Emergency Fund (APHEF or the Fund) was established by the Regional Committee in 2012 with the aim of providing catalytic resources for initiating timely responses to public health emergencies. Ever since, commitments have been made at every subsequent Regional Committee session to improve the functionality of this solidarity fund.

19 Aug 2016 description

United Nations, United States | AFP | Thursday 8/18/2016 - 23:46 GMT

The United Nations on Thursday said it had found no sign of any suspicious military activity by Morocco in the disputed Western Sahara, after a separatist group complained about a Moroccan security operation in the region's far south.

16 Aug 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Rapport sur les tendances mensuelles

Portant sur la migration mixte vers, à travers et à partir de L'AFRIQUE DU NORD

À propos : MHub est le Centre du Savoir régional et le secrétariat pour le Groupe de travail sur la migration mixte en Afrique du Nord, composé de : RDC, OIM, HCDH, RMMS, Save the Children, HCR et ONUDC. Il favorise une approche fondée sur les droits humains pour assurer la protection des personnes qui se déplaçant dans des flux mixtes et complexes vers, par le biais et à partir de l'Afrique du Nord.

12 Aug 2016 description

This document was produced on 10 August and the data displayed, refers to the month of July 2016

12 Aug 2016 description

3,075 INTERVIEWS WERE CONDUCTED IN THE PERIOD FROM MAY TO AUGUST 2016 BY IOM IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA, GREECE, HUNGARY, SERBIA, AND FROM JUNE TO AUGUST IN ITALY

ABOUT DTM’S FLOW MONITORING SURVEYS

11 Aug 2016 description

In 2015 and in the first half of 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 230,000 people in the first six months of 2016. A 69 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.

Main trends:

04 Aug 2016 description

Migration in the 21st Century: reflections & prospects for 2050 The Director General of IOM, Ambassador

William Lacy Swing, participated in the conference "Migration in the 21st Century: reflections and prospects for 2050” at the Palais d'Egmont in Brussels on 17 May 2016.

This conference, organized by the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, coincides with the celebration of the 65th anniversary of IOM and the Belgian presidency of the IOM Council.

02 Aug 2016 description

General Situation during July 2016 Forecast until mid-September 2016

01 Aug 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 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.

01 Aug 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Rapport sur les tendances mensuelles

Portant sur la migration mixte vers, à travers et à partir de L'AFRIQUE DU NORD

À propos de : MHub est le centre régional de connaissances et le secrétariat de l'équipe spéciale chargée des flux migratoires mixtes en Afrique du Nord, constituée du DRC, l'OIM, l'HCDH, le RMMS, Save the Children, l'UNHCR et l'UNODC.

01 Aug 2016 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 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.

01 Aug 2016 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 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.

30 Jul 2016 description

Rabat, Maroc | AFP | samedi 30/07/2016 - 13:45 GMT

Le roi du Maroc Mohammed VI a déclaré samedi que la récente décision de son pays de réintégrer l'Union africaine (UA) ne signifiait pas le renoncement du royaume à ses droits sur le Sahara occidental.

Le roi a tenu un discours télévisé à l'occasion du 17e anniversaire de la fête du trône au cours duquel il a abordé de nombreux thèmes dont l'épineux dossier du Sahara occidental.

29 Jul 2016 description

251,557 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,034 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 29 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

28 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP Tunisia participated and made decisive contributions in a first consultation at WFP headquarters to formulate a joint vision and roadmap for regional school meals to be adopted by key stakeholders and donors at a high-level meeting in autumn 2016.

  • WFP assisted the Ministries of Education and Agriculture in devising a Memorandum of Understanding and plan of action for the implementation of the school feeding pilots and establish a department dedicated to the management of the school feeding programme in Tunisia.