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12 Sep 2018 description

Flood risk remains high over parts of Nigeria, as heavy rainfall is expected to continue

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Heavy rainfall caused flooding in western and southern Nigeria. The forecast rain during the next week increases the risks for flooding over the region.

  2. Torrential rain has increased the level of the Atbara and Dindir Rivers. Additional rainfall over the region is likely to further raise water levels, including the Nile River and its tributaries.

12 Jul 2018 description

Rainfall continues in the Sahel, no weather hazards reported over Africa

Africa Overview

Rainfall continues over the Sahel

17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Chatham House

Executive Summary

22 Dec 2016 description

1. Summary

In November 2015, more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported to be camped out at the Paso Canoas border crossing with Panama. In view of requirements for entering the country and the fact that these migrants did not meet them, a significant amount of people began to congregate in this border community, taking to living in the streets while they waited for a solution to their immigration status. The Costa Rican government issued permits allowing migrants to enter the country and continue on their way to the United States.

16 Dec 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM is reporting today (16/12) 7,189 migrants and refugees have died or remain missing on world migratory routes. This is the highest yearly number IOM has ever recorded, and represents an average of 20 deaths per day, suggesting the deaths of another 200-300 men, women and children well may be recorded worldwide before 2016 comes to an end.

21 Nov 2016 description

The quest of the last 15 years to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) taught us that Global Goals can motivate and help sustain leaps in human progress. It also taught us that the specifics matter. In some places, the MDGs became a widely-recognized, consistent and important driver of local progress; in others, the role and impact of the MDGs was more ambiguous. A lot depended on way the MDGs were implemented: if local change agents made them meaningful locally; if local leaders drew on their legitimacy and visibility; if they were employed to solve real-life problems etc.

21 Oct 2016 description

318,816 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.649 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 18 October
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

20 Sep 2016 description

298.474 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.213 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

02 Sep 2016 description

278,327 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,171 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 2 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

18 Aug 2016 description

266.042 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.151 muertos/deasaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 16/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

12 Aug 2016 description

264,513 arrivals by sea in 2016

3,151 dead/missing

published 09:30 CET 12 August

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

11 Aug 2016 description

263.636 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.176 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 9/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

09 Aug 2016 description

263,636 arrivals by sea in 2016

3,176 dead/missing

published 09:30 CET 9 August

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

05 Aug 2016 description

262.039 arrivals by sea in 2016

3.132 dead/missing

published 09:30 CET 5 August

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

04 Aug 2016 description

257.186 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.120 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 10:00 hs. (horario Europa Central) 2/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

04 Aug 2016 description

257.186 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.120 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 2 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015