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21 Aug 2017 description

Far fewer refugees and migrants entered Europe via the Mediterranean routes than in the first half of 2016,1 largely due to a drastic decrease in numbers crossing the sea to Greece.2 The first six months of 2017 saw an increase in the number of refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Central Mediterranean route to Italy, with 83,752 arrivals.3 However, due to lower arrival levels in July, numbers have remained at a similar level to last year. Arrivals also increased via the Western Mediterranean route to Spain (by 93%) compared to the same period last year.

11 Aug 2017 description
report Samuel Hall

The present study assesses the economic interactions between migrants and the host community, and identifies concrete innovative ways to support their aspirations to a better life. Three key questions are answered: What drives migration in and through Agadez, and who are the actors involved? What is the economy of migration in the town of Agadez? Finally, what, concretely, can IOM (International Organization for Migration) and other stakeholders do to support both host community members and migrants?

09 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service

8 août 2017 – Un total de 1.000 migrants a été secouru depuis avril de cette année dans les zones désertiques, au nord du Niger, par des équipes de l'Organisation internationale des migrations (OIM).

08 Aug 2017 description

Dirkou – A total of 1,000 migrants have been rescued since April of this year in northern Niger by the search and rescue operations of IOM, the UN Migration Agency.

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.

01 Aug 2017 description

Highlights in June

• President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf opened the High-level Panel on International Migration in Africa in Monrovia. The High Level Panel, established by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) seeks to make recommendations to build and sustain political consensus on implementing the international migration development agenda. The panel will hold consultations at the national, regional and global levels, and will report to the African Union Heads of State Summit in July 2018.

31 Jul 2017 description


  • Planting of 2017 cereal crops has started in most parts of the country under generally favourable conditions

  • Above-average crop production gathered in 2016 due to adequate rainfall throughout the season

  • Prices of millet and sorghum are on increase, while livestock prices are falling

  • Unusual deterioration of livestock conditions with increased mortality is observed in parts resulting in declaration of pastoral crisis in June 2017

25 Jul 2017 description


What are the strengths and weaknesses of migration programming that has taken place / is underway in north and sub-Saharan Africa? Specifically, in areas such as livelihoods support, protection of migrants, border security and support for resettlement and voluntary return?


20 Jul 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, facilities and ambulances between January and June 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.

18 Jul 2017 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe.

The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Africa through Libya is increasing and, with it, the risks they face crossing the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. In the first six months of this year, 2,171 refugees and migrants died or went missing in the Central Mediterranean, many others are believed to have died trying to cross into Libya.

13 Jul 2017 description

Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) in Mali and Niger

Executive Summary

• The Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) collects data on the conditions of mixed migration movements across various regions. It is implemented by the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) and the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat.

13 Jul 2017 description


This report is a comprehensive presentation of data on migration patterns across Libya gathered through IOM’s DTM programme for April-May.