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27 May 2016 description

Tunisia - Five years after the outbreak of the Libyan crisis, many Libyans have fled to Tunisia, but relatively little is known about their situation.

IOM Tunisia and the Tunisian National Observatory on Migration (ONM) yesterday (26/5) presented the results of the first qualitative study on the socioeconomic needs and impact of Libyans in Tunisia. The launch was attended by over 100 representatives of the government, the diplomatic community, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society and the media.

20 May 2016 description
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The Tunisian authorities must take prompt action to fully implement the recommendations made by the UN Committee against Torture and end impunity for torture and other ill-treatment, Amnesty International said today.

The Tunisian authorities must take prompt action to fully implement the recommendations made by the UN Committee against Torture and end impunity for torture and other ill-treatment, Amnesty International said today.

18 May 2016 description

Maritime Incidents
On 15 May, local authorities conducted a rescue at sea operation in Tajourah in Tripoli. 115 migrants were rescued, 50 of whom were women. IOM’s partners from Multakana centre went to the location and are working to provide the rescued migrants with medical assistance, clothes, and Hygiene Kits. There is no information available yet about the migrants’ nationalities.

06 May 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 December 2015, an estimated 1,008,616 fled to Europe by sea. 84% of them came from refugee-producing countries, with 49% from Syria, 21% from Afghanistan and 9% from Iraq. 17% were women and 25% were children under the age of 18.

06 May 2016 description

Tunisia - IOM this week hosted a workshop: “Migrant Well-being: Psychosocial Assistance to Migrants in Tunisia”. The event coincided with publication of a study: “Evaluation of socio-economic and health vulnerabilities of migrants for effective access to health services in Tunisia” carried out by Tunisia’s National Office of Family and Population (ONFP) and supported by IOM.

02 May 2016 description

The month saw fighting escalate again in Syria and Afghanistan, and erupt in Nagorno-Karabakh between Armenian-backed separatists and Azerbaijani forces. In Bangladesh, election violence and killings by extremist groups showed how new heights of government-opposition rivalry and state repression have benefitted violent political party wings and extremist groups alike. Political tensions intensified in Iraq and Macedonia, and security forces severely supressed opposition protests in the Republic of Congo and Gambia.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.

26 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and 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.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

25 Apr 2016 description

The FAO COMMISSION for controlling the Desert Locust in the Western Region (CLCPRO) strengthens national capacities of locustaffected countries in West and Northwest Africa in planning, training, research and effective and timely response to Desert Locust invasions in order to prevent upsurges and plagues.

The Commission contributes significantly to food and livelihoods security in northern Africa through its regional approach in preventing serious damage that locusts can inflict on pastures and agricultural production in the concerned member countries.

22 Apr 2016 description

Highlights

  • WFP continued technical assistance to the Government of Tunisia in setting up a central kitchen pilot model centre, and in the development of Nutrition and Hygiene Guidelines for the national school meals programme.

  • Discussions are ongoing with Sodexo for a mission by company experts into Tunisia, to assist in the establishment of the operating model for the central kitchen.

  • A Government of Morocco delegation will participate in a study visit to WFP’s Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil in May.

18 Apr 2016 description
report Mixed Migration Hub
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MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.

12 Apr 2016 description

Zarzis, Tunisie | AFP | mardi 12/04/2016 - 16:40 GMT

Les dépouilles de sept migrants ont été repêchées depuis lundi au large des côtes méridionales de la Tunisie, à proximité de la Libye, par la garde nationale maritime, a-t-on appris mardi auprès du Croissant-rouge et de source sécuritaire.

Trois premiers corps -deux femmes et un homme- ont été repêchés lundi au large du port d'El Ketf, près de Ben Guerdane, selon un responsable du Croissant-rouge, Mongi Slim.

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.

02 Apr 2016 description

The month saw violent extremist movements, including the Islamic State (IS) and al-Qaeda-linked groups, carry out major deadly attacks in Turkey, Pakistan, Côte d’Ivoire, Tunisia and Belgium. In Libya, the arrival of Prime Minister Serraj in Tripoli despite warnings from multiple factions could lead to further destabilisation. Meanwhile in Central Africa, political violence rose in Burundi and could break out in Chad around the 10 April presidential election.

01 Apr 2016 description

Tunis, 1 April 2016 – From 1 March to 31 March 2016, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) documented 32 civilian casualties, including 21 deaths and 11 injuries, during the conduct of hostilities across Libya. Victims included 7 children killed and 4 injured, 10 men killed and 5 injured, and 4 women killed and 2 injured.

30 Mar 2016 description

Welcome to the March issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website, and are also available through our research partners at Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS).