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- UNHCR: First evacuation of 162 vulnerable refugees from Libya to Italy
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- Italy Sea Arrivals Dashboard (January - December 2017)
- UNHCR Europe Monthly Report (November 2017)
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.
Overview and developments
Overview and developments
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 …
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The UWC Refugee Initiative hopes to more than double the number of scholarships it currently offers to refugees at least 100.
By Helen Womack in Duino, Italy | 16 November 2017
Arrivées par la mer
138,800 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
303,838 1er-3ème Tr. 2016
361,709 en 2016
1,015,078 en 2015
Morts et portés disparus
2,666 1er-3ème Tr. 2017
3,543 1er-3ème Tr. 2016
5,096 en 2016
3,771 en 2015
138,800 in Q1-Q3 2017
303,838 in Q1-Q3 2016
361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015
Dead and Missing
2,666 in Q1-Q3 2017
3,543 in Q1-Q3 2016
5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015
Brussels, 15 November 2017
In the run-up to the European Council in December, the Commission and the High Representative are today setting out the work still required to consolidate the positive results achieved over the past years.
KABUL, Afghanistan, 14 November 2017 – The Italian government today contributed 4.3 million euros to eradicate polio in Afghanistan and improve the nutritional status of children under the age of five. Of this amount, 2.5 million euros will go to UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO), which are both working in the framework of the National Emergency Action Plan for Polio (NEAP) aimed at interrupting the disease transmission in Afghanistan.