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11 Dec 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2018, 3,346 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 15% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the number of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first ten months of 2018 is considerably lower than in the same period last year, when almost 14,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-October 2018 period (15 per cent) is slightly higher than in January-October 2017 (13 per cent).

11 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 110,833 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 9 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (165,536) and 2016 (354,395).

IOM Italy

10 Dec 2018 description

Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya

As of 10 December 2018, a total of 57,323 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 3,656 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.

Evacuation from Libya

10 Dec 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Dec 2018): 23,051
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 09 Dec 2017): 117,218
Total arrivals 1 Dec - 09 Dec 2018 116
Total arrivals 1 Dec - 09 Dec 2017 176
Average daily arrivals in December 2018 so far: 13
Average daily arrivals in November 2018: 33

07 Dec 2018 description
report IRIN

“Hundreds have already been expelled from reception centres”

Lorenzo D’Agostino, IRIN contributor

Tens of thousands of vulnerable asylum seekers have lost their right to two-year residency permits and integration services in Italy after new legislation championed by the populist government’s right-wing Interior Minister Matteo Salvini was signed into law this week.

Read more on IRIN

07 Dec 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 145 safety, security and access incidents affecting aid delivery in 18 countries in Europe between January 2017 and June 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND). The focus is on countries where possible changing or emerging risks can be identified. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count nor representative.

06 Dec 2018 description

Released after being detained in Malta for four months, the search and rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 is returning to its mission as part of a joint fleet alongside the Spanish organisation Open Arms and Italian partner Mediterranea.

04 Dec 2018 description
report World Bank

Washington, D.C., December 4, 2018—The World Bank (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, IBRD, rated Aaa/AAA) today launched Sustainable Development Bonds linked to the Solactive Human Capital World MV Index. The five-year bonds will be denominated in U.S. dollars and offered to Italian retail investors.

Proceeds of the bonds will support the financing of World Bank activities aimed at eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity. The issuance highlights the importance of human capital, a key driver of economic growth.

04 Dec 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

TRENDS

REGIONAL

EU parliament president proposes new scheme for responsibility sharing

04 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – The International Organization for Migration (IOM) reports that 107,583 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 28 November. This is the fifth straight year during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (164,908) and 2016 (351,076).

IOM Italy

03 Dec 2018 description

Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya

As of 3 December 2018, a total of 57,398 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 3,616 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.

Evacuation from Libya

03 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Italy

As part of Italy’s support to humanitarian mine clearance operations, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, provided funds to finance 12 mine clearance projects comprehensively worth more than 3.5 million euros.

03 Dec 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 02 Dec 2018): 22,935
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 02 Dec 2017): 117,119

Total arrivals 1 Dec - 02 Dec 2018 0
Total arrivals 1 Dec - 02 Dec 2017 77

Average daily arrivals in December 2018 so far: 0
Average daily arrivals in November 2018: 33

Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 02 Dec) 1,263
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 02 Dec) 2,123

Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 02 Dec) 2,872
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 02 Dec) 3,116

03 Dec 2018 description

Tripoli, 29 November 2018 – Today Italy, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined representatives of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli for the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the programme “Recovery, Stability and Socio-Economic Development in Libya”.