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19 Jul 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomes the actions of the past days by several European countries to collectively end a standoff on the Mediterranean involving some 450 refugees and migrants who had been stranded at sea amid a battle over disembarkation.

Since Saturday the governments of France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Spain and Portugal have agreed to land and together share processing of the 450 people, including any asylum claims that might be lodged.

18 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Between January and June 2018, 50,800 refugees and migrants, including some 11,200 children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean. While Italy has recorded an 85 per cent decrease in sea arrivals in 2018 compared to the same period last year, Greece and Spain have seen a spike of 50 and 90 per cent respectively.

17 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 50,872 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 15 July 2018. That total compares to 109,746 at this time last year, and 241,859 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Spain overtook those to Italy this past weekend. To date just over 35 per cent of all Mediterranean irregular migrants have come via the Western Mediterranean route, whose irregular migration volume has nearly tripled those registered at this time last year.

16 Jul 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Jul 2018): 17,310
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 15 Jul 2017): 93,192
Total arrivals 1 Jul - 15 Jul 2018 744
Total arrivals 1 Jul - 15 Jul 2017 9,440
Average daily arrivals in July 2018 so far: 50
Average daily arrivals in June 2018: 105
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 15 Jul) 1058
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 15 Jul) 1,408
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 15 Jul) 2,259
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 15 Jul) 2,400
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med 2,873

16 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 15, 2018 (KASSALA/KHARTOUM) - Governor of Sudan’s eastern state of Kassala Adam Jama’a on Sunday said police has freed 139 victims of human trafficking calling on legislators to extend the state of emergency.

Last December, the Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir issued a decree imposing a six-month state of emergency in North Kordofan and Kassala states.

The parliament on Monday would hold an extraordinary session to consider an extension of the emergency order at both states.

15 Jul 2018 description
report Deutsche Welle

Some 450 migrants were rescued and moved from a fishing boat onto two patrol vessels in the Mediterranean. Italy's prime minister says Malta and France have agreed to take some of the migrants.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced a breakthrough on Saturday in a dispute with Malta over the fate of 450 migrants stranded in the Mediterranean off the coast of Italy.

14 Jul 2018 description

Tripoli, 12 July 2018 – The Italian Government has contributed €500,000 to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya to support national reconciliation efforts. His Excellency, the Italian Ambassador to Libya, Mr. Giuseppe Perrone, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director to Libya, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed the agreement today in support of local reconciliation and mediation efforts in Libya.

14 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 48,629 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 11 July 2018. That total compares to 102,308 at this time last year, and 239,492 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Italy and Spain are nearly identical, both just shy of 17,000 migrants, both destinations accounting for 35 per cent of the region’s arrivals. However, Spain continues to be the preferred destination, accounting for well over half of all arrivals since 1 June.

13 Jul 2018 description

Lors du festival de la Croix-Rouge française, « Tous engagés » qui avait lieu à Paris les 22 et 23 juin, était présenté le prototype de la borne interactive « Trace The Face » développée par le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR).

Créé en 2013 par le CICR et des Croix-Rouge européennes, le site Trace The Face permet aux migrants et à leur famille de rechercher leurs proches portés disparus sur la route migratoire vers l’Europe.

13 Jul 2018 description
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Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

53,388 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

16,919 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

735 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,525 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding

USD 85 M required for 2018

12 Jul 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

REGIONAL

Austria plans to use border guards in Africa

10 Jul 2018 description

Key Figures
1,288 Dead and Missing in 2018
(as of 30 June 2018)
2,301 Dead and Missing in 2017
(as of 30 June 2017)

10 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 47,637 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 8 July 2018. That total compares to 101,392 at this time last year, and over 239,492 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain are about even through 14 weeks. Italy, with 35 per cent of arrivals, remains the busiest destination, barely edging out Spain (34%) and Greece (30%). If these trends persist, Spain looks likely to have had the largest number of arrivals before summer’s end.

10 Jul 2018 description
report Oxfam

By Valentina Bacchin

A case study on legal aid work in Oxfam’s protection programmes in Italy, Greece, Serbia and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

09 Jul 2018 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time.

The situation Floods and flash floods have been occurring throughout Eastern and Southern Europe in the last weeks of June and during the first week of July 2018. Severe weather has been forecasted by agencies, such as AccuWeather.

09 Jul 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 08 Jul 2018): 16,919
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 08 Jul 2017): 85,197
Total arrivals 1 Jul - 08 Jul 2018: 353
Total arrivals 1 Jul - 08 Jul 2017: 1,445
Average daily arrivals in July 2018 so far: 44
Average daily arrivals in June 2018: 105
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 08 Jul): 1058
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 08 Jul): 1,408
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 08 Jul): 2,258
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 08 Jul): 2,394

06 Jul 2018 description

Les forêts et les arbres sont essentiels pour parvenir à un avenir durable

6 juillet 2018, Rome - Selon un nouveau rapport de la FAO appelant les gouvernements à adopter une approche globale qui profitera aux arbres et à ceux qui en dépendent, le temps presse pour les forêts mondiales dont la superficie totale diminue jour après jour.

06 Jul 2018 description

Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future

FAO publishes new State of the World’s Forests report

6 July 2018, Rome - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and those who rely on them.