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19 Sep 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 131,772 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 September, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 300,076 arrivals across the region through 17 September 2016.

18 Sep 2017 description

Introduction

The present text is an extended summary of a report produced by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat West Africa. The report examines mixed migration within, from and to West Africa and aims to gather available knowledge concerning people moving in mixed flows with the principal aim of identifying vulnerable groups and assessing their specific protection needs.

15 Sep 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazard

Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

  1. Recent heavy rains have caused the Benue River in Nigeria to overflow its banks. Reports indicate that 100,000 people may have been displaced by flooding. Continued rainfall will keep rivers high.

15 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP will be collaborating with the Ministry of Special Initiatives under the Infrastructure for Poverty Eradication Programme in Ghana. These projects include the “One Village One Dam” Agriculture Infrastructure (markets and warehouses) and small businesses for women and youth.

  • The draft Ghana Zero Hunger Strategic Review report, has been reviewed by the national technical committee, pending final review by the Advisory Board and production of the final version for launching.

14 Sep 2017 description

The Regional Immunization Technical Advisory Group (RITAG) met in Brazzaville, Congo at the Hotel Ledger from 16th to 17th June 2017 for its first ordinary meeting of the year. Dr Joseph Cabore the Director, Programme Management, WHO AFRO, welcomed the participants on behalf of the Regional Director, Dr Matshidiso Moeti. He also declared the meeting open.

13 Sep 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017

82.3 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements

231.7 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

10 Sep 2017 description

Le difficile accès aux soins en Afrique subsaharienne est surtout assuré par de petites structures rurales privées, au service des plus pauvres. Soutenue par l'AFD, la fondation Medical credit fund participe activement au développement de ces centres. Et démontre la compatibilité entre objectif social et projet entrepreneurial.

08 Sep 2017 description

Despite recent decreases in rainfall, torrential rains have caused flooding across sub-Saharan Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since early August, above-average seasonal rainfall caused flooding in some areas. With well above-average moisture conditions, additional rain in September may trigger flooding in parts of Senegal,
    The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, and Sierra Leone.

08 Sep 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 31 August 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 10,592 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 400 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

06 Sep 2017 description
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Communication: Fifth Report on the operationalisation of the European Border and Coast Guard
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Communication: Seventh Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement
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Communication: Seventh Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 6 September 2017

In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.

06 Sep 2017 description

The broad-ranging benefits of cash transfers are now widely recognized. However, the evidence base highlights that they often fall short in achieving longer-term and second-order impacts related to nutrition, learning outcomes and morbidity.In recognition of these limitations, several ‘cash plus’ initiatives have been introduced, whereby cash transfers are combined with one or more types of complementary support.

05 Sep 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017

82.2 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements

231.8 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

05 Sep 2017 description

314.0 M required for 2017

82.2 M contributions received, representing 26% of requirements

231.8 M funding gap for West Africa

All figures are displayed in USD

05 Sep 2017 description

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

  • Since 2015, a total of 27,453 Ivorian refugees have returned with support from UNHCR and its partners, 26,397 of whom from Liberia and 1,056 from other countries such as Togo, Mali, Gambia and Senegal. In August 2017 alone, UNHCR facilitated 677 voluntary returns.

  • Since January 2017, a total of 380 Ivoirians have been able to return from Mali, 58 from Togo, 29 from Guinea, 12 from Ghana, 7 from Gambia and 7 from Senegal to Cote d’Ivoire through the UNHCR Voluntary repatriation program.