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06 Nov 2017 description

Un rapport de l'OMM met en évidence les répercussions sur la santé humaine, la qualité de vie et l'environnement

04 Nov 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 3 November 2017 19:45 GMT

ROME, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Rescuers pulled 700 boat migrants to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, the second loss of multiple lives recorded in the area so far this week.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

03 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 150,982 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 1 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 335,158 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

03 Nov 2017 description

UNHCR in Italy

In line with its mandate, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) supports the Italian government in ensuring that refugees, asylum-seekers and stateless persons fully enjoy their rights.

PROTECTION

02 Nov 2017 description

Mr. President,

Distinguished delegates,

A few weeks ago, I was in Bangladesh, at the border with Myanmar - witnessing the most rapid refugee exodus since the massive population movements of the mid-1990s.

It was a stark illustration of what happens when the root causes of conflict and violence are not addressed, and the relationship between a state and some of its people breaks down.

The result is a human tragedy on a dramatic scale.

02 Nov 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 30 September 2017, 105,418 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 20% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (132,043). Disembarkations slowed as of mid-July 2017. Arrival numbers have consequently been significantly lower in July, August, and September this year, compared to 2016.

02 Nov 2017 description

Between 1 January and 30 September 2017, 13,867 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals during this period. This proportion is comparable to the first nine months of 2016, when 14% of those arriving by sea were UASC. Overall UASC numbers, however, have decreased compared to last year, when 19,001 UASC arrived in the first nine months of the year.

02 Nov 2017 description

Key Findings

Most of the migrants are men (95%).

7% of migrants recorded at flow monitoring points are minors.

53,322 migrants (5,320 incoming and 48,002 outgoing) were counted at flow monitoring points, representing an average of 117 migrants per day.

The majority of the migrants surveyed indicate their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya while 42% say they want to go to Europe, mainly Spain and Italy.

Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali.

02 Nov 2017 description
report IRIN

By Eric Reidy Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor

31 Oct 2017 description

Resumen de la situación

En el periodo comprendido entre septiembre de 2016 y agosto de 2017, los países de la Región Europea notificaron 15.516 casos confirmados de sarampión; el 83% (n=12,921) de estos casos fueron notificados en 2017. En este periodo, la mayor incidencia se registró en Romania (259 casos por 1 millón de habitantes), seguido de Italia (80,5 casos por 1 millón de habitantes) y Tayikistán (77 casos por 1 millón de habitantes).

31 Oct 2017 description

149,785 Arrivals by sea iin 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 2016

2,826 Dead/Missing

31 Oct 2017 description

New, nationwide effort aims to match each "unaccompanied foreign minor" with an Italian citizen who volunteers his or her support

By Vera Haller

PALERMO, Italy, Oct 31 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The 16-year-old Bangladeshi boy and the retired Italian social worker made an unlikely pair as they strolled though a Palermo park.

Sharing no common language, the teenager, named Sobuj, and 65-year-old Christiane Frost used Google Translate on her smartphone to figure out what the other was saying.

31 Oct 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 149,785 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 29 October, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 334,914 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (30/10) that official figures from Italy’s Ministry of the Interior indicate a total of 111,302 migrants have arrived in Italy by sea this year – a drop in annual totals from this time last year by more than 30 per cent.

30 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE

137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA

8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

30 Oct 2017 description

146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE

137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA

8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

Highlights