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27 Dec 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylum seekers and almost 56,000 Malian refugees in and around Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In October alone, 167 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

02 Nov 2018 description

TOTAL ARRIVALS ¹ (Jan-Sep 2018)

  • 2018: 99,500 (As of 30 September 2018)

  • 2017: 143,500 (As of 30 Sep 2017; total of 2017: 178,500)

  • 2016: 308,000 (As of 30 Sep 2016; total of 2016: 362,753)

  • 2015: 528,700 (As of 30 Sep 2015; total of 2015: 1,015,078)

OVERVIEW

Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, some 99,500 refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa and Turkey. Most crossed the Western Mediterranean from Morocco to Spain.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Government of Senegal co-chaired a workshop with UNHCR on the multiyear, multi-partner (MYMP) protection solutions strategy to integrate long-staying refugees into the national system

At the end of July, 837 urban-based refugee were verified, including 132 asylum seekers and 40 persons not of concern to UNHCR. The exercise targeted refugees in Dakar and Thiès from 21 to 28 July 2018

Five (5) Mauritanian refugees in mixed marriages with the Senegalese nationals received their nationality certificates in conformity with UNHCR’s durable solutions

15 Aug 2018 description
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Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 19 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

12 Jul 2018 description

UNHCR’s Senegal unit participated in the 3rd Financing Conference of The Global Partnership for Education on 2nd February.

The 25th anniversary of DAFI scholarship was celebrated on 19th December 2017. Approximately 130 persons from the education system participated in this German Academic Initiative commemoration.

All the necessary actions were taken to ensure that 26 refugees received the adequate durable solution in conformity with their situation.

31 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

More than two and a half years after its signing, the 2015 Peace Accord and Reconciliation in Mali still lacks necessary support and its implementation has been minimal.

The volatile security environment in northern and central Mali as well as in the border areas continues to trigger forced displacements inside Mali and into neighboring countries. This situation impacting on the protection environment and limiting humanitarian access as well as access to basic services such as health, documentation, shelter, water, education and food.

21 May 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In April alone, 768 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

As the situation in northern Mali continues to be unstable, Mauritania struggles to cope with the growing needs of new refugees and the vulnerable host communities.

30 Apr 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

More than two and a half years after its signing, the 2015 Peace Accord and Reconciliation in Mali still lacks necessary support and its implementation has been minimal.

The volatile security environment in northern and central Mali as well as in the border areas continues to trigger forced displacements inside Mali and into neighboring countries. This situation impacting on the protection environment and limiting humanitarian access as well as access to basic services such as health, documentation, shelter, water, education and food.