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14 Nov 2017 description

157,020 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363, 401 Arrivals in 2016

2,966 Dead/ Missing

14 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 157,020 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 12 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 341,215 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (13 November) Italy’s Ministry of Interior has registered 114,606 migrants arriving by sea so far, this year, which is down from 164,872 at this time in 2016. That is a 30.5 per cent drop-off over last year’s totals at this time.

11 Nov 2017 description

“I’m pleased to announce that a first group of 25 extremely vulnerable refugees were evacuated today, Saturday 11 November, from Libya to Niger by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

Among these 25 refugees, there were 15 women, six men and four children of Eritrean, Ethiopian and Sudanese nationalities. All of them will be hosted in a guesthouse in Niamey until their resettlement applications are processed.

10 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

204,458
Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

301,988
returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,608
registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

114,112
persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M
requested in 2017

Highlights

10 Nov 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main 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.

10 Nov 2017 description

155,856 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 20106

2,961 Dead / Missing

10 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 155,856 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 8 November, with just over 73 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder landing in Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 340,934 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

10 Nov 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions 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.

10 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

Main achievements during the month of October

Number of returnees 1,086 Somalis returned to Somalia Core relief items 257 CRIs distributed to 216 households (605 persons)

Reinstallation grants 1,034 returnees provided with reinstallation grants Education 2,990 newly enrolled students Shelters 39 shelters and 28 latrines constructed Community-based projects 2,717 beneficiaries of community-based projects

08 Nov 2017 description

Joint EU-African Migration Policy Fundamentally Flawed, New Approach Needed

The joint EU-Africa policy on migration from Eritrea and the Horn of Africa is in urgent need of reform, according to a new report from the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI), The Strategic Initiative for Women in the Horn of Africa (SIHA), and The Centre for Human Rights Law at SOAS, University of London.

07 Nov 2017 description

Thank you, Mr. Vice-President.
Mr. Vice-President,
Excellencies,
Distinguished delegates,
Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to present the annual report of the Human Rights Council to this General Assembly. I would like to begin by congratulating the fifteen recently elected Members of the Human Rights Council. I have full confidence that all Members will work hard to uphold the promotion and protection of human rights.

Mr. Vice-President,