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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)
DATA, MEDIA COVERAGE ANALYSIS, FOSTER CARE FOR UNACCOMPANIED AND SEPARATED CHILDREN IN ITALY
(6 December 2017) The plight of many unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) arriving in Italy through Central Mediterranean routes – currently the most dangerous access corridor to Europe – was recently discussed at an Innocenti Seminar “Forced Displacement of Children in the Italian Context.”
The seminar showcased data, policy and media research to ignite discussion, explore linkages and consider potential future work in this area.
ADDIS ABABA, 6 December 2017: Italy and UNICEF signed today a financing agreement for the project “Strengthening the Civil Registration System for Children’s Right to Identity: Identification for Development – ID - Second Phase” for an amount of one million Euros.
164,779 Arrivals by sea in 2017
363,401 Arrivals in 2016
3,086 Dead/ Missing
Since 2014, the International Organization for Migration has recorded the deaths of nearly 25,000 migrants. This figure is a significant indicator of the human toll of unsafe migration, yet fails to capture the true number of people who have died or gone missing during migration. This report, the third volume in the Fatal Journeys series, focuses on improving data on migrant fatalities. It is published in two parts. Part 1 critically examines the existing and potential sources of data on missing migrants.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 164,779 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 3 December, with just over 70 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 351,076 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Captain Stephen Russell, Director of the National Emergency Management Agency, accepted a cheque for $3,600 from Alberto G. Suighi, Honorary Consul General for Italy, towards hurricane relief efforts. Also present was Chanelle Brown, Head, Economic Trade and Sustainable Development Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The donation was presented on behalf of the Italian Community in The Bahamas and is the total proceeds of the Italian booth at the International Cultural Wine and Food Festival held October 17-18, 2017 at the Botanical Gardens.
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 26 November - 2 December 2017 and includes updates on influenza, plague, monkeypox, yellow fever, chikungunya, dengue and Zika.
199,091 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
304,305 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
44,306 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya
116,545 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017
Brussels – On 29 and 30 November IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and its project partners organized the closing event of the Skills2Work project.
Funded by the European Commission, Directorate-General Migration and Home Affairs (DG Home), and implemented with 11 regional partners, the Skills2Work project aims to facilitate labour market integration and participation of Beneficiaries of International Protection (BIPs) by promoting the early validation of formal and informal skills and competences.
164,654 Arrivals by sea in 2017
363, 401 Arrivals in 2016
3,038 Dead/ Missing
The Embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa signed a 14 million Euros grant financing agreement with selected civil society organizations to foster employment opportunities so as to reduce illegal migration.
The agreement is part of the 20 million Euros Stemming illegal migration in Northern and Central Ethiopia (SINCE) program.
The program aims at reducing illegal migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of vulnerable population including potential migrants and returnees.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 164,654 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 19 November, with just over 70 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 350,549 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
IOM Rome reported Thursday (30 November) that, according to Ministry of Interior figures, 117,042 migrants arrived by sea to Italy this year – approximately 32 per cent fewer than arrived by sea to Italy up to this time last year.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
By Inna Lazareva | @InnaLaz | Thomson Reuters Foundation
"They hang you from the ceiling by (your) arms and legs and then throw you down to the floor"
YAOUNDE, Nov 27 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When uniformed men boarded the overloaded rubber dingy carrying Christelle Timdi and her boyfriend to a new life in Europe she thought the Italian coastguard had come to rescue them.
Global agreements on migration and refugees should include commitments to protect children, UNICEF urges world leaders
Ahead of international meeting on migration in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, UNICEF releases blueprint for how to protect children on the move
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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.