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314.0 M required for 2017
71.8 M contributions received, representing 23% of requirements
242.1 M funding gap for West Africa
In 2016, 7 million of affected people were reached by the WASH sector among more than 10 million in needs in West and Central Africa (24 countries):
o In DRC, 2.5 million persons in cholera-prone zones benefiting from preventive as well as WASH cholera-response packages;
o In CAR, 0.9 million of affected people were provided with access to improved sources of water and 0.3 million with sanitations facilities.
o In the Sahel region (9 countries):
33%of international migrants are from G20 countries
50% of international migrants reside in G20 countries
122 million migrants live in G20 countries, representing 2.6% of the total population
In 2012, violent clashes in northern Mali have triggered important waves of displacement into Mauritania. Mbera refugee camp was established in the arid south-east region and now hosts over 51,000 Malian refugees.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, refugees continue to flee persistent violence in northern Mali. Last month alone 356 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.
99,864 in Q1-Q2 2017
231,463 in Q1-Q2 2016
361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015
Dead and Missing
2,253 in Q1-Q2 2017
2,896 in Q1-Q2 2016
5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015
According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered. This is mainly due to the sharpe decrease in arrivals to Greece.
Between 1 January and 30 June 2017, 83,752 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 19% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (70,222). In June, 23,524 persons reached Italian shores, compared to 22,371 who arrived in June 2016.
Between 1 January and 30 June 2017, 11,406 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 14% of all sea arrivals during this period. This proportion is comparable to the first six months of 2016, when 15% of those arriving by sea were UASC. UASC numbers, however, have increased compared to last year, when 10,640 UASC arrived in the first six months of the year.
103,175 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 14 July
363,401 arrivals in 2016
Continued heavy rainfall causes flooding in Sudan and Nigeria
Insights from the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism initiative (4Mi) in Mali and Niger
• 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.
Participants at the restricted PREGEC meeting made the following statement:
Senegal – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, organized a three-day workshop on protecting vulnerable migrants in Senegal on 4-6 July. The main objective of the meeting was to build the capacity of regional and national civil society actors in identifying and assisting vulnerable migrants, especially victims of human trafficking.
Switzerland – The UN Migration Agency (IOM) reports that 101,417 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 9 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 239,492 arrivals across the region through 9 July 2016.
Sénégal : Insuffisance des efforts de lutte contre la mendicité des enfants
L'exploitation des enfants talibés et les abus dont ils sont victimes restent monnaie courante
Senegal: Effort to Stem Child Begging Falls Short
Rampant Exploitation, Abuse of Talibé Children
(Dakar, July 11, 2017) – Tens of thousands of talibé children in Senegal continue to suffer from forced begging and abuse at certain traditional Quranic schools, despite a year-long government program intended to crack down on the practice, Human Rights Watch and the Platform for the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights (PPDH), a coalition of Senegalese rights groups, said in a report released today.
• June continues to see a large number of rescue missions as favorable sea and weather conditions contributed to an increase in migrant boats off Libya. A total of 2,483 migrants were rescued in Libyan waters in June, the majority off Azzawya. Clashes between the Libyan Coast Guard and migrant smugglers were reported on the 11 June, which led to the death of one migrant and the injury of two others. During the reporting period, the remains of 107 men, women and children were discovered along the Libyan coastline.
This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. WHO AFRO is currently monitoring 39 events: three Grade 3, six Grade 2, six Grade 1, and 24 ungraded events.
This week’s edition covers key ongoing events in the region, including the grade 3 humanitarian crises in South Sudan and Ethiopia and outbreaks of hepatitis E in the Lake Chad Basin (Chad, Niger and Nigeria), malaria in Burundi, dengue fever in Côte d’Ivoire, and visceral leishmaniasis in Kenya.