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- UNHCR: First evacuation of 162 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy
- Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals Reach 171,635 in 2017; Deaths Reach 3,116
- Italy: Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) Dashboard, December 2017
- Italy Sea Arrivals Dashboard (January - December 2017)
- UNHCR Europe Monthly Report (November 2017)
Forced displacement due to persecution, violence, natural disasters or other causes brings trauma that the rest of us living in relative safety struggle to imagine.
In 2015-2016, when the influx of refugees trying to escape from conflict and persecution and seek asylum in Europe was at its climax, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and SOLIDAR launched the common project “From Europe to local: Migrating solidarity”, which aimed at analysing the crucial role that civil society organisations all over Europe played in offering assistance, support and comfort to migrants wishing to integrate in European societies.
European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya, said Amnesty International in a report published today, in the wake of global outrage over the sale of migrants in Libya.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 166,143 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 10 December, with just over 70 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 354,395 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 10 Dec 2017): 117,332 Total arrivals (1 Jan - 10 Dec 2016): 175,244 Total arrivals 1 Dec - 10 Dec 2017 290 Total arrivals 1 Dec - 10 Dec 2016 2,236 Average daily arrivals in December 2017 so far: 29 Average daily arrivals in November 2017: 188 Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 10 Dec) 3,081 Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 10 Dec) 4,788 Dead and missing in 2016 5,096
Mogadishu, 11 December 2017 – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Italian Republic, via the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation, is making a contribution of 3 million Euros towards the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)’s new Country Programme for Somalia over the period 2017-2020.
In partnership with UNFPA, this generous contribution will support the Federal Government of Somalia’s efforts in reducing maternal deaths, unmet need for birth spacing, and ending violence and harmful practices against women and girls.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES OBSERVED REGARDING MIGRATION TO, FROM AND WITHIN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA
Kouri mine and intra-regional movements
During the months of May and June 2017, approximately 4,000 individuals transited through the Flow Monitoring Point in Kouri and headed to Kalait. The city of Kouri is located in the Tibesti region, near the border with Libya. Most of these individuals were likely mine workers coming back from the northern area of Chad.
Focus of the analysis
This report provides comparative analysis of migrants` demographic profile, cost of journey, and their future travel intentions between two time periods: 2016 and 2017. The analysis presents findings about all migrant surveyed and focuses on the comparison of the main features by route and by year of the interview.
Summary of the situation
Between October 2016 and September 2017, countries of the European Region reported 15,941 confirmed measles cases; 86% (n=13,712) of these cases were reported in 2017. In this period, the highest incidence was reported in Romania (252.4 cases per 1 million population), followed by Italy (82.4 cases per 1 million population) and Tajikistan (77.3 cases per 1 million population). In 2017, there were 20 measles deaths, including 10 reported in Romania.
Saturday, 9 December 2017 16:27 GMT
Libya is the main gateway for migrants trying to cross to Europe by sea
TRIPOLI, Dec 9 (Reuters) - Libya's U.N.-backed government agreed with Italy on Saturday to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows towards Europe, according to a statement.
Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Italy is extending a lifeline to families in need through its Humanitarian Corridors Programme.
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 3-9 December and includes updates on influenza, Listeria monocytogenes IVb, measles, MERS-CoV, plague, poliomyelitis, rubella, and yellow fever.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 165,409 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 6 December, with nearly 20,000 of those arriving to Spain via the Western Mediterranean route. While the total number of arrivals to Europe across the Mediterranean is about half compared with the same period last year, the number of arrivals using the Western Mediterranean route to Spain is nearly triple that of last year, while deaths on the Western route have increased more than 40 per cent compared with 2016.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 7 December 2017
Ahead of the EU leaders' thematic debate on migration to be held on 14 December, the Commission is today proposing a political roadmap to reach a comprehensive agreement by June 2018 on how to pursue a sustainable migration policy.
As Europe is moving away from crisis management, an agreement on a stable and future-proof EU migration and asylum policy for the long term is needed in order to maintain the momentum an all fronts – internal and external.
Resumen de la situación
En el periodo comprendido entre octubre de 2016 y septiembre de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 15.941 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 86% (n=13.712) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017. La mayor incidencia se registró en Rumania (252,4 casos por 1 millón de habitantes), seguido de Italia (82,4 casos por 1 millón de habitantes) y Tayikistán (77,3 casos por 1 millón de habitantes). En 2017, ocurrieron 20 defunciones por sarampión, 10 de las cuales se registraron en Rumania.
Highlights in October
The African Regional Consultative Meeting on the Global Compact on Migration took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 26-27 October. Participants agreed upon recommendations and actionable commitments on the Global Compact and underscored the desire of member states to own the narrative of the African migration story.
The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan (RMRP) for 2017 outlines the intended operational response and financial requirements for the response to the large-scale population movements registered throughout Europe since 2015. The response is primarily designed on the basis of protection-related concerns and humanitarian imperatives.
- 9,483 surveys conducted in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia from February to September 2017
Focus of the report
- 2,581 surveys conducted with migrants from Pakistan in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in 2016 and 2017
Focus of the report
This report presents the profile of migrants and refugees travelling from Pakistan along the Central and the Eastern Mediterranean routes and interviewed under IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in 2016 and 2017.
160,247 Total arrivals to Europe
150,895 Total arrivals to Europe by sea
9,352 Total arrivals to Europe by land