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20 Oct 2016 description


20 Oct 2016 description
report European Commission
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Annex 1 – Key issues and events until end of 2016
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Annex 2 – High Level Visits of EU and Member States in 2016
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Annex 3 – Progress in priority countries

European Commission - Press release

Managing migration effectively: Commission reports on progress in the implementation of the Partnership Framework with third countries

Brussels, 18 October 2016

The Commission presents today its first progress Report on implementing the Partnership Frameworks with third countries: the EU's new approach to more effectively managing migration jointly with countries of origin and transit is starting to yield results.

19 Oct 2016 description
  • 274.0 M required for 2016

  • 82.1 M contributions received, representing 30% of requirements

  • 191.9 M funding gap for West Africa

15 Oct 2016 description

This brief summarizes FEWS NET’s most forward-looking analysis of projected emergency food assistance needs in FEWS NET coverage countries. The projected size of each country’s acutely food insecure population (IPC Phase 3 and higher) is compared to last year and the recent five-year average and categorized as Higher ( p), Similar ( u), or Lower ( q). Countries where external emergency food assistance needs are anticipated are identified. Projected lean season months highlighted in red indicate either an early start or an extension to the typical lean season.

13 Oct 2016 description

Chronic food insecurity and malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies have presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2007 and FY 2016, USAID’s Office of U.S.

13 Oct 2016 description

Guatemala, 12 de Octubre 2016
Fuente: Diario de Centro America

Autoridades de Guatemala han interceptado en 2016 a 1 mil 602 migrantes supuestamente africanos, una cifra considerablemente superior a los 13 detectados en todo 2015, informó este martes una fuente oficial.

Fernando Lucero, portavoz de la Dirección General de Migración de Guatemala, dijo que desde enero se incrementó el paso de africanos que recorren el territorio centroamericano con la intención de llegar a Estados Unidos.

13 Oct 2016 description
report World Bank, GFDRR


As we write this, Africa is suffering from the strongest El Niño it has faced in decades, causing major floods and droughts throughout Africa, leading to rising economic losses and major impacts on the lives and livelihoods of millions across the continent. Countries across the continent are declaring states of emergency, and are calling on the international community for support.

12 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, UNHCR figures show

By Gabriela Baczynska

BRUSSELS, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Migrants arriving by sea to Italy are now the main problem faced by the European Union in its efforts to stem mass immigration to the bloc, the head of the EU border agency said on Wednesday.

Italy has now overtaken Greece as the main point of entry for migrants trying to reach Europe, figures from the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) show.

12 Oct 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2016, 115,068 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 116,149 sea arrivals in the first eight months of 2015. The number of sea arrivals remain therefore consistent with those of last year, confirming that the decrease in arrivals in Eastern Mediterranean route has not have a direct impact on arrivals through the Central Mediterranean.

12 Oct 2016 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2016, 18,537 children arrived to Italy by sea: 9 out of 10 children arrived unaccompanied (16,863). UASC thus account for some 15% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 116% compared to the same period of 2015, when 7% of all those arrived by sea were UASC.

12 Oct 2016 description

Movements towards Europe

9,499 migrants and refugees from West Africa arrived in Italy using the Central Mediterranean Route, including 3,742 Nigerians, 1,150 Guineans, 1,006 Ivoirians, 895 Gambians, 886 Senegalese, 932 Malians, and 757 Ghanaians.

53 people lost their lives crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the lowest recorded number of deaths in the Mediterranean Sea this year. 3,179 people have died or gone missing while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea since January.

12 Oct 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for August 2016 covering mixed migration events, incidents, trends and data for the West Africa region (in particular Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea, Senegal and Liberia).

In this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

08 Oct 2016 description

Flood and landslide threats will continue after Matthew hit the Hispaniola region hard

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Seasonal Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years across the inner Niger delta in Mali