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14 Dec 2018 description

Tripoli – This week (12/12), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with Libya’s Ministry of State for Displaced Affairs and the Local Council of Tawergha delivered essential humanitarian assistance to communities in Tawergha, 200 kilometres southeast of Libya’s capital Tripoli, and in the surrounding village of al-Emarat.

14 Dec 2018 description

Executive Summary

In 2016 the Danish Refugee Council and the Swiss Refugee Council started a joint monitoring project, documenting the experiences of asylum seekers transferred to Italy under the Dublin III Regulation. Following the first monitoring report from February 2017, which documented the situation of six families with minor children, this second report documents the situation of 13 vulnerable individuals and families transferred to Italy from other European countries.

13 Dec 2018 description

The new donation confirms Germany’s support to the Facility’s new strategy recently presented in Tripoli, and raises German contribution to 13.5 million euros, the largest to the programme

13 Dec 2018 description

As part of the European Union (EU) funded project ‘Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience and Recovery ‘, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) renovated the Health Center and the High Institute for Science and Technology in Sabratha.

13 Dec 2018 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.

12 Dec 2018 description


Approximately 40 individuals returned to their homes in Hrawa after having been displaced to Aljufra and Ejdabia in 2016; reported priority needs of the returnees include NFIs and access to cash.
Furthermore, an estimated 350 migrants arrived to Hrawa from Ejdabia, Aljufra and Alkufra; some looking for job opportunities while others plan to continue their journey to other destinations.


11 Dec 2018 description
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MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu's speech on a panel discussion at the Global Compact on Migration conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, 11 December 2018.

Thank you for being here today, and for gathering to address the challenges of migration.

This is not an issue countries can deal with in isolation. It must be tackled collectively, and—crucially—humanely.

11 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 110,833 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 9 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (165,536) and 2016 (354,395).

IOM Italy

11 Dec 2018 description

"Cada día, las personas que se desplazan se enfrentan a la brutalidad de las actuales políticas migratorias. Estas políticas intentan detener los flujos migratorios castigando a las personas y tratando de ocultar su realidad. Pero esto no impide que estas sigan huyendo de la violencia y la pobreza. Es más, sólo les infligen aún más sufrimiento. Nuestros equipos ven de primera mano las consecuencias desgarradoras de estas políticas en todo el mundo: desde Libia hasta México y desde Grecia hasta Nauru".

11 Dec 2018 description

Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018

11 Dec 2018 description

Key Indicators
- 2,069 :Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – November 2018
- 1,629: Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
- 51,848: Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions

Operational Context

The key situations include:

10 Dec 2018 description

Tripoli, 10 December 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) expresses its strong condemnation of Sunday’s consecutive, but unrelated, attacks against civilians and facilities in the South of Libya and calls on the Libyan authorities to take prompt and effective action against the lawlessness engulfing the region.

10 Dec 2018 description

PARIS/NEW YORK, DECEMBER 10, 2018—More than 90 people rescued in the central Mediterranean Sea last month by the merchant ship Nivin are still being held in Libya after they were forcibly removed from the ship by Libyan security forces in Misrata. This assault underscores the increasingly harsh treatment of migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers attempting to reach Europe.