Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Sunday 8/23/2015 - 17:10 GMT |
Tunisia's coast guard on Sunday rescued 124 would-be migrants bound for Italy from a boat adrift at sea near Libya, said the International Committee of the Red Cross.
The migrants, all Africans, had been "attempting to illegally reach the Italian island of Lampedusa before they were rescued" and taken to the southern port of Ben Guerdane, said Mongi Slim, an official at the ICRC.
WFP’s strategy in Tunisia and Morocco is to support national capacity development for school feeding. WFP provides the two governments with technical assistance in order to enhance their national school feeding programmes.
In 2011, WFP re-opened an office in Tunisia to provide assistance during the Libya crisis.
In 2003, WFP closed its office in Morocco.
Welcome to the August 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).
July 2015 – Trends
Cameroon, Chad, Egypt, Kashmir, Turkey, Yemen
August 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts
-Conflict resolution opportunities
Iran, South Sudan
Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Friday 7/31/2015 - 14:35 GMT
A state of emergency imposed in Tunisia after a jihadist gunman killed 38 foreign tourists in June is to be extended for two months, the president's office announced Friday.
"After consultations with the prime minister and the speaker, the president has decided to extend the state of emergency in force nationwide for two months from August 3," a statement said.
Description: In 2014, significant flows of migration to, through and from the Middle East and North Africa continued unabated. Ongoing conflict, economic stagnation, and political turmoil were main drivers of migration, though motives for movement remain complex. Irregular migration – especially for vulnerable or under-protected people such as unaccompanied minors, women and sexual minorities – exposed migrants to an array of risks as they attempted to attain physical safety and economic stability.
SBEITLA, Tunisia — At gate to the mosque in Hayy Sourour in Sbeitla, deep in Tunisia’s arid interior region of Kasserine, the main door is missing. Two of the three green doors remain under a simple sign identifying the place of worship. Mosque Ibn Taymiyya is named after the 13th century sheikh known for setting the precedent of takfir, or declaring other Muslims infidels and requiring warfare against them.
The full report is available in: French
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY AND RECOMMENDATIONS
SYNTHESE ET RECOMMANDATIONS
This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the impact of disasters in the Arab states. The study provides an assessment, interpretation and visualization of ten national disaster loss databases from the region (i.e.: Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia and Yemen) including damage and loss data from the previous thirty years.
Italy-funded project focuses on policies aimed at addressing the underlying causes of economic mobility
16 July 2015, Addis Ababa - FAO and the government of Ethiopia today signed a partnership agreement which aims to reduce youth mobility caused by poverty, through innovative policies that will create jobs and business opportunities for young people in the agricultural sector and in rural areas more broadly.
Italy - Through last weekend, approximately 4,800 migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean and brought to Italian and Greek ports. The Italian Coast Guard saved 3,720 migrants in the Channel of Sicily, while Hellenic maritime forces brought to safety another approximately 1,100 migrants.
Tuesday a total of 611 migrants rescued since Sunday night are due to arrive in the port of Taranto on the Swedish coast guard ship Poseidon. It is not known at this time if they were rescued from a single craft or from several. Another 200 rescued migrants arrived Monday night in Lampedusa.
Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Friday 7/10/2015 - 21:15 GMT
The bodies of 27 migrants of sub-Saharan origin have been recovered off the coast of Tunisia in the past week, a spokesman for the country's civil protection agency told AFP on Friday.
"Since July 3, 27 bodies have been recovered, most of them off Ben Guerdane", a port in the south of the country, Mongi El Kadhi said.
Earlier, an official at Ben Guerdane port, Fathi Abab, had said 16 bodies that had washed ashore were thought to be of people who had drowned trying to reach Europe.
Welcome to the July 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 vio-lence 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 Afri-can Political Stability (CCAPS).
Tunis, Tunisie | AFP | vendredi 10/07/2015 - 17:10 GMT
Les garde-côtes tunisiens ont repêché depuis lundi dans le sud du pays 16 cadavres de migrants originaires d'Afrique subsaharienne, a indiqué vendredi à l'AFP le directeur du port de Ben Guerdane, Fathi Abâb.
Ces migrants, morts noyés, auraient quitté clandestinement les côtes libyennes pour rejoindre l'Europe. Leurs dépouilles ont été rejetées par les vagues au large de Ben Guerdane, a-t-il précisé.
Selon M. Abâb, cinq corps ont été repêchées jeudi, six mercredi et cinq autres lundi.
FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT
- Below-average cereal harvest gathered in 2015
- Relatively stable domestic grain prices observed
- Economic growth slows down again; high unemployment rates, in particular among young people, remains a concern
In recent weeks, the Turkey to Greece sea passage has surpassed the North Africa to Italy route in volume of migrants and asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe. Increasing numbers of refugees are fleeing extreme human security situations in Syria (ranked 1st and most at risk out of the 198 countries assessed in Verisk Maplecroft’s Human Rights Risk Index 2015), Iraq (3rd) and Afghanistan (5th), placing further pressures on a weakening Greek economy and struggling infrastructure.
Tunis, Tunisia | AFP | Monday 7/6/2015 - 17:23 GMT
Tunisian coast guards recovered the decomposed bodies of five migrants who apparently drowned at sea as they sought to reach Italy from conflict-hit Libya, an official said Monday.
The bodies of the African migrants were spotted Saturday afternoon off the coast of Ben Guerdane in southern Tunisia, said the civil defence official.
The report came after coast guards on Sunday rescued 17 Tunisians who had been trying to make their way to Europe on a rubber dinghy, according to the defence ministry.