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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.

07 Sep 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 August 2018, 3,092 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15 per cent of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the numbers of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first eight months of 2018 are considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 13,200 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-August 2018 period (15 per cent) is only slightly higher than in January-August 2017 (13 per cent).

06 Sep 2018 description

Despite a recent improvement in rainfall, dryness remains over parts of East Africa

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.

03 Sep 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 02 Sep 2018): 20,001

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 02 Sep 2017): 99,811

Total arrivals 1 Sep - 02 Sep 2018 0

Total arrivals 1 Sep - 02 Sep 2017 684

Average daily arrivals in September 2018 so far: 0

Average daily arrivals in August 2018: 48

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 02 Sep) 1,113

Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 02 Sep) 1,540

Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 02 Sep) 2,412

Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 02 Sep) 2,573

03 Sep 2018 description

Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

03 Sep 2018 description

Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows

Three years on from the shocking images of lifeless Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi on a Turkish beach, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency shows that crossing the Mediterranean Sea has become even more deadly.

UNHCR’s new Desperate Journeys report shows that more than 1,600 people have died or gone missing while attempting to reach Europe so far this year.

27 Aug 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 26 Aug 2018): 19,590
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 26 Aug 2017): 98,195
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 26 Aug 2018 1,080
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 26 Aug 2017 2,982
Average daily arrivals in August 2018 so far: 42
Average daily arrivals in July 2018: 63
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 26 Aug) 1,113
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 26 Aug) 1,540
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 26 Aug) 2,287
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 26 Aug) 2,441

25 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 65,576 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 22 August, with 27,577 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 120,624 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 271,951 at this point in 2016.

22 Aug 2018 description

Flooding continues in West Africa, while dryness strengthens in Ethiopia

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

22 Aug 2018 description

Female genital mutilation (FGM) includes all procedures that intentionally alter or cause injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons.3 As in previous versions, this Too Much Pain report shows that a sizable number of women and girls applying for asylum in the EU come from FGM-practising countries,4 and that many of them are potentially affected by FGM.

20 Aug 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Aug 2018): 19,210
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Aug 2017): 97,871
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 19 Aug 2018: 700
Total arrivals 1 Aug - 19 Aug 2017: 2,658
Average daily arrivals in August 2018 so far: 37
Average daily arrivals in July 2018: 63
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 19 Aug): 1,095
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 19 Aug): 1,527
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 19 Aug): 2,287
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 19 Aug): 2,441

17 Aug 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 63,142 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 16 August, with 26,350 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 119,137 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 266,423 at this point in 2016.

16 Aug 2018 description

Flooding recorded in the Sahel, while dryness strengthens in Ethiopia

  1. The forecast for abovenormal rains during the outlook period is likely to cause flooding in Mali, Burkina Faso, and western Niger.

  2. Several weeks of above-average rainfall has damaged infrastructure and caused fatalities in Sudan. Continuing rainfall may trigger additional floods through mid-August.