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23 Jan 2017 description

Ex-ruler Jammeh flew out of Banjul late on Saturday en route to Equatorial Guinea as the regional force was poised to remove him

  • Longtime leader Yahya Jammeh flees country

  • Prolonged negotiations fuel speculation over exit terms

  • Regional operation securing country for new president (Adds street celebrations, allegations of stolen money, Jammeh quote)

By Tim Cocks and Diadie Ba

20 Jan 2017 description

UNHCR said about 45,000 people, mainly children, have fled to Senegal

  • Mediators made final mediation attempt

  • 7,000 troops take part in regional mission

  • Streets of capital quiet (Recasts with comments from new president's advisor)

By Tim Cocks

20 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

UNICEF and partners working with Senegalese authorities on emergency plans to support displaced children in host communities

DAKAR, 19 January 2017 - As the Gambia faces an uncertain political transition, the situation raises concerns for the nearly 26,000 people – half of them children – who have left the country to neighbouring Senegal. The threat of unrest has also left thousands of children in the Gambia without access to education following the closure of schools in parts of the country.

20 Jan 2017 description

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Babar Baloch – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 20 janvier 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Selon le gouvernement sénégalais, environ 45 000 personnes seraient arrivées au Sénégal en provenance de la Gambie, dans un contexte d’incertitude politique, alors que les troupes sénégalaises et d’Afrique de l’Ouest sont entrées dans le pays hier, jeudi. Davantage encore pourraient fuir la Gambie car la situation demeure tendue.

20 Jan 2017 description

Monthly regional mixed migration summary for December 2016 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region.

20 Jan 2017 description

In December, 8,428 migrants and refugees arrived in Italy by sea via the central Mediterranean route.
Nationals from Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Guinea accounted for the largest number of arrivals in December.

In December, an estimated 383 people died or went missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea. In 2016, 5,082 people had died or gone missing in while crossing the Mediterranean, surpassing the 3,777 people who lost their lives in 2015.

20 Jan 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Babar Baloch – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

Around 45,000 people are now reported to have arrived in Senegal from The Gambia – according to the Senegalese Government, amid the ongoing political uncertainty as Senegalese and West African troops entered the country on Thursday. It is feared that more people may continue to flee as the situation remains tense.

20 Jan 2017 description

3,156 arrivals by sea in 2017
234 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016

20 Jan 2017 description
report UN Radio

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Alors que le Conseil de sécurité devait se réunir à la mi-journée à New York, les efforts diplomatiques de divers acteurs internationaux y compris la CEDEAO, l’Union africaine et l’ONU, se poursuivent pour convaincre le président Yaya Jammeh de se retirer après avoir perdu les élections de décembre dernier. Plus tôt dans la Journée, le président élu Adama Barrow a prêté serment à Dakar et pris ses nouvelles fonctions.

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

Persons arriving by sea in December 2016.
Persons arriving by sea in 2016.
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016.
Dead and missing at sea in 2016.
Asylum applications in 2016, including from sea and other arrivals.
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.

19 Jan 2017 description

Yahya Jammeh, who took power in a 1994 coup, has ignored calls by world powers and regional leaders to step down

  • Barrow takes oath in Gambian embassy in Senegal

  • Veteran leader Jammeh refusing to step down

  • Senegal's army crosses border to support Barrow

  • Thousands have fled country fearing unrest (Recasts with Senegal army entering Gambia)

By Tim Cocks and Emma Farge

19 Jan 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,332 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. In 2016, Libyan local authorities recovered 1,225 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

19 Jan 2017 description


The country office participated with six other African countries in the Purchase from Africans for Africa (PAA) international workshop on monitoring and evaluation which took place in WFP Headquarters from 19 to 21 December. The workshop’s objectives were to take stock of the progress made by the PAA project, of the learning from the monitoring and evaluation and from the case studies across the countries.

WFP Assistance

19 Jan 2017 description

Luxembourg, 18.01.2017 – La signature d’un accord-cadre sur trois ans entre le département international de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise et la Direction de la coopération au développement du ministère des Affaires étrangères permettra d’améliorer l’habitat de communautés dont le cadre de vie et le milieu sont menacés et de réduire l’impact des aléas naturels et socio-économiques.