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25 Feb 2017 description

13,924 arrivals by sea in 2017

366 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 24 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Feb 2017 description

Monthly regional mixed migration summary for January 2017 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region.

22 Feb 2017 description

By Moustapha Diallo, IFRC

A crowd of women carrying children under their arms, parades in the courtyard of the health centre of Dahra, located in the region of Louga, in the north-west of Senegal. The scene seems banal and usually happens in all health facilities in the region.

The only difference, we are in a poor area, which has been severely affected by a nutrition crisis. According to most recent analysis, the rates of acute malnutrition are very high. They exceed the emergency threshold, increasing the risk of infection and disease among children.

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project traque les décès des migrants, y compris les réfugiés, qui parcourent des itinéraires de migration mixte dans le monde.

Cette carte montre les différentes routes de transit au Niger. #MissingMigrants

22 Feb 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world.

This map shows the different transit routes in Niger. #MissingMigrants.

22 Feb 2017 description

13,170 arrivals by sea in 2017

272 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 19 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

20 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • The country office was continuously involved in the monitoring of the post-election context in Gambia with the humanitarian country team and the food security working group.

  • The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative staff from the country office, the resilience unit of WFP West Africa regional office and the sub-office of Tambacounda joined forces to carry out a training for trainers and a community-based participatory planning exercise in villages of Tambacounda region.

Operational Updates

17 Feb 2017 description

12,381 arrivals by sea in 2017

272 dead/missing

363,401 arrivals in 2016

17 Feb 2017 description

Libya - On 14 and 16 February, IOM organized two charter flights to help two groups totaling 334 migrants to return home to Nigeria and Senegal from Libya.

On 14 February, 162 migrants, including 101 women, 43 men and 18 children, returned home to Nigeria on the first flight. A second flight on 16 February returned 172 migrants, including 171 men and one woman, to Senegal.

17 Feb 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 12,381 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 February – just under 9,500 to Italy, just under 2,000 to Greece, and 1,000 to Spain. This compares with 84,645 arrivals during the first seven weeks of 2016 – 90 percent of whom arrived in Greece.

16 Feb 2017 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR AUGUST 2017

13 Feb 2017 description

KEY POINTS

  • Food situation remains good in the region with new harvests. The off season crop campaign in the region is ongoing.

  • Niger recorded a forage production deficit.

  • Locust infestation decreased in December in the areas affected by recent resurgences in Mauritania.

  • The FAO food price index dropped for the fifth consecutive year.

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.

11 Feb 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Favourable rains and continued Government support contributed to bumper 2016 cereal output for second consecutive year

  • Cereal prices on the decline in December but higher than year earlier levels

  • Improved food security situation anticipated in marketing year 2016/17 (November/October)

Above-average cereal production gathered in 2016

10 Feb 2017 description

11,169 arrivals by sea in 2017

258 dead/missing published 09:00 CET 10 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

08 Feb 2017 description

Worldwide, humanitarian needs are rising, driven by conflicts that know no end, and chronic natural disasters whose effects last for years. Today more than 128 million people in 33 countries need humanitarian aid to survive — a figure not seen since the Second World War. “With this staggering level of need, now more than ever, world leaders need to step up their support to the world’s most vulnerable people,” says the UN’s Humanitarian Chief, Stephen O’Brien.