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23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

22 Nov 2017 description

The hosting arrangement between Italy and EASO on the establishment of an operational office in Rome was signed today at the premises of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation. The arrangement was signed by the EASO Executive Director, José Carreira, and the General Director for European Union, Giuseppe Buccino Grimaldi.

21 Nov 2017 description

IFRC Position on Children on the Move

  1. All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.

  2. Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.

  3. No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.

21 Nov 2017 description

Situational overview: The security situation in eastern Ukraine steadily deteriorated during October, with more than 5,000 ceasefire violations recorded.

Protection concerns: There were over 1.1 million crossings of the five checkpoints in eastern Ukraine; UNHCR continued providing support to improve their capacity and conditions.

Assistance provided: In October, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 3,700 people.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

21 Nov 2017 description

Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.

Protection concerns: There were nearly 1.1 million crossings of the five checkpoints in eastern Ukraine; UNHCR continued to provide support to improve conditions for persons crossing.

Assistance provided: In September, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,500 people.

21 Nov 2017 description

Les Ministres de l’Intérieur de l’Algérie, l’Autriche, le Tchad, la France, l’Allemagne, l’Italie, la Libye, Malte, le Niger, la Slovénie, la Suisse, la Tunisie et le Ministre des maliens de l’extérieur et de l’intégration africaine, le Commissaire européen chargé de la migration, des affaires intérieures et de la citoyenneté et le représentant du Service européen pour l’action extérieure, ainsi que le Ministre de l’Intérieur de l’Estonie assurant la Présidence du Conseil de l’Union européenne, réunis à Berne les 12 et 13 novembre 2017, dans le cadre de la troisième rencontre du Groupe de …

21 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 160,067 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 19 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 345,544 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (20 November) 114,606 migrants arrived by sea to Italy this year, according to Ministry of Interior figures, which is a nearly 32 per cent reduction from arrivals at this same point in 2016.

21 Nov 2017 description

Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat (RMMS) summary for October 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Somalia / Somaliland and Yemen.

20 Nov 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Nov 2017): 114,532
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 19 Nov 2016): 168,191
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 19 Nov 2017: 3,135
Total arrivals 1 Nov - 19 Nov 2016: 8,764
Average daily arrivals in November 2017 so far: 165
Average daily arrivals in October 2017: 183
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 19 Nov) 2,992
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 19 Nov) 4,655
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

20 Nov 2017 description

UNHCR in Italy

Inline with its mandate, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) works with the Italian government and other organisations to ensure that refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons fully enjoy their rights.

PROTECTION

19 Nov 2017 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 12-18 November 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, West Nile fever, chikungunya, yellow fever, plague, monkeypox, marburg virus disease, malaria and cholera.

18 Nov 2017 description
report European Union

In October, more than 15,300 irregular border crossings were detected on the four main migratory routes into the EU.

The total number of migrants detected on these routes in the first ten months of this year fell by 63% to around 173,000 from the same period in 2016.

Central Mediterranean

The number of migrants arriving in Italy via the Central Mediterranean route in October remained almost constant from the month before, at roughly 6,700. Tunisia was the top country of origin, cementing a trend that began in the summer months.

17 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 158,935 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 343,158 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

16 Nov 2017 description

By Luca Lixi

As maritime arrivals to Europe rose sharply in 2015 and 2016, European policymakers renewed their focus on building partnerships with origin and transit countries in North Africa in an effort to bring Mediterranean crossings under control. Though hardly new—some such partnerships stretch back decades—these efforts have taken on new urgency amid heightened migration to Europe by asylum seekers and migrants.

16 Nov 2017 description

Between 1 January and 31 October 2017, 14,597 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals in this period. This proportion is comparable to the first nine months of 2016, when 14% of those arriving by sea were UASC. Their numbers, however, have decreased compared to last year, when 22,772 UASC arrived in the first ten months of the year.

16 Nov 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 October 2017, 111,397 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 30% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (159,427).
Disembarkations slowed as of mid-July 2017, with monthly arrival numbers being significantly lower since, compared to 2016. In October 2017, 5,979 persons reached Italy by sea, compared to 27,384 registered at landing points in October 2016.