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15 Aug 2017 description
report European Union

In July, there were 15 400 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by more than half from the previous month. Spain continued to see the heaviest migratory pressure since 2009.

The total number of detections in the first seven months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to 127 100.

Central Mediterranean

11 Aug 2017 description

Seasonal forecast of the agro-hydro-climatic characteristics of the 2017 rainy season for the Sahelo-Soudanian countries of CILSS/ECOWAS region

11 Aug 2017 description

117,795 arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 arrivals in 2016

2,408 dead/missing

09 Aug 2017 description

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 12,656 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first seven months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. UASC numbers have slightly decreased compared to last year, when 13,705 UASC arrived in the first seven months of the year.

09 Aug 2017 description


Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 95,213 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 2% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (93,774).

Trends in sea arrivals should be assessed over time, as fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors, including weather and sea conditions or the situation in the countries of departure and origin. Geopolitical developments and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures may also affect sea arrivals.

09 Aug 2017 description
  • 116,692 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 arrivals in 2016

  • 2,405 dead/missing

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.

02 Aug 2017 description

Situation de la campagne agropastorale au 30 juin 2017

I. Situation pluviométrique

Les cumuls de pluie enregistrés du 1er au 30 juin 2017 sont significatifs dans la majeure partie du Sahel. Des quantités importantes des pluies ont été enregistrées dans le Sud du Tchad, le centre et l’ouest du Niger, le Nord du Burkina, dans la majeure partie de la zone agricole du Mali, le sud du Sénégal, presque toute la Gambie, au Nord-ouest et au Nord-Est du Nigeria.

02 Aug 2017 description
  • 114,287 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 363,401 arrivals in 2016

  • 2,385 dead/missing

01 Aug 2017 description

West Africa can be divided into three agro-ecological zones or three different trade basins (West Basin, Central Basin and East Basin). Both important for understanding market behavior and dynamics.

01 Aug 2017 description
report Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium supports one last season under the ACCESS-SMC project in Nigeria

For the 25 million children who live across the Sahel, where there is a seasonal surge in malaria incidence, the World Health Organization recommends seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) as an effective tool in the fight against malaria. SMC is an antimalarial drug that prevents children under the age of five years old from getting malaria during the four month rainy season. One treatment per month reduces malaria cases by as much as 75 percent.

31 Jul 2017 description

Published 09:00 CET 28 July

113,433 arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 arrivals in 2016

2,377 dead/missing

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.

25 Jul 2017 description

112,018 arrivals by sea in 2017

2,361 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 25 July

363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Jul 2017 description
report UN Security Council

24 JULY 2017

The Security Council today welcomed recent positive political developments in some West African countries, but expressed concern over the threat of terrorism in the region — including attacks by Boko Haram and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) — as well as a worsening humanitarian situation.

24 Jul 2017 description

Key Findings

Most of the migrants are men (97%).

7% of migrants recorded at Gao and Benena FMPs are minors.

35,577 migrants were counted in Gao and Benena, representing an average of 97 migrants per day.

The majority of the migrants surveyed indicate their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya while 40% say they want to go to Europe, mainly Spain and Italy.

Migratory routes map Algeria, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.

24 Jul 2017 description

La plupart de migrants sont des hommes (97%)

7% des migrants enregistrés à Gao et Benena sont des mineurs.

35, 577 migrants ont été comptabilisés à Gao et Benena, représentant une moyenne de 97 migrants par jour

La majorité de migrants sortant du Mali indiquent vouloir se rendre en Algérie et en Libye pendant que 40% déclarent vouloir se rendre en Europe,principalement en Espagne et en Italie.

L'Algérie, le Niger et le Burkina Faso consituent d'importants pays de transits après le Mali.