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23 Nov 2017 description

Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

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.

22 Nov 2017 description

The United Nations in Libya, dismayed and sickened by the recent video footage of African migrants being sold as “goods” in the country, is actively pursuing the matter with the Libyan authorities to set up transparent monitoring mechanism that safeguard migrants against horrific human rights abuses.

21 Nov 2017 description

IFRC Position on Children on the Move

  1. All children on the move, irrespective of their legal standing, age, gender, or health status should have access to protection and humanitarian assistance.

  2. Because of their higher vulnerabilities, unaccompanied and separated children (UASC) require particular and urgent protection.

  3. No child should be detained based solely on her or his migration status.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Ambassador Amina Mohamed
Amb (Dr.) Amina Mohamed, EGH, CAV is Kenya’s Foreign Minister

NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 21 2017 (IPS) - If the thought of a man armed with a rifle and driving with whips a group of African men, women, and children to sell them at a slave market makes you marvel at what kind of greed motivated such revolting barbarity centuries ago, the shocking truth is that we are witnessing a 21st century repeat of that abhorrent practice on African soil.

21 Nov 2017 description

SG/SM/18793-SC/13082-HR/5376

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations, in New York today:

I thank the Security Council under the presidency of Italy for convening today’s open debate on trafficking in persons in conflict situations.

21 Nov 2017 description

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 …

21 Nov 2017 description

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.

20 Nov 2017 description

Summary

• Unconfirmed reports suggest that up to 1,500 migrants and refugees have been living in difficult circumstances in informal sites near the Al Maya coastal area, west of Tripoli, for up to three months.

• While humanitarian actors have provided emergency assistance, on 19 November, it was reported to UN agencies and humanitarian partners that at least 300 migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers, including women and children, were transferred from the area.

20 Nov 2017 description

SG/SM/18791-HR/5375

The following statement by UN Secretary-General António Guterres was issued today:

I am horrified at news reports and video footage showing African migrants in Libya reportedly being sold as slaves. I abhor these appalling acts and call upon all competent authorities to investigate these activities without delay and to bring the perpetrators to justice. I have asked the relevant United Nations actors to actively pursue this matter.

20 Nov 2017 description

Members of the Libyan Red Crescent Society (LRCS), with support from the ICRC Libya and Cairo delegations, visited Egypt for a peer-to-peer experience exchange with the Egyptian Red Crescent Society (ERC). The occasion was a joint training on building emergency response teams. The training course was held from 14 to 17 September 2017 in the ERC headquarters in Cairo.

20 Nov 2017 description

Ouagadougou - IOM, the UN Migration Agency this week (9/11 and 14/11) assisted 135 Burkinabe migrants to return home from Libya under the EU-IOM Joint Initiative for Migrant Protection and Reintegration, funded by the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa.

The two flights chartered by IOM touched down on November 9, and November 14, 2017 at the International Airport of Ouagadougou. Onboard, most of the returnees were young men, completely exhausted by their journey but also relieved to return home.

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

About DTM Libya

Funded by the European Union the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) in Libya tracks and monitors population movements in order to collate, analyze and share information packages on Libya’s populations on the move.

20 Nov 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

This report is part IOM’s effort to provide a comprehensive statistical overview of Libya’s current migration profile.
DTM Libya’s Migrant statistical information package* includes the below report, accompanied by a comprehensive user-friendly dataset, a set of maps and a key findings one pager.

20 Nov 2017 description

20 November 2017 - WHO has received reports from the Sabha medical center on recent kidnapping of one of its doctors.

WHO strongly condemns kidnapping of health workers as well as any other attacks on medical personnel and health facilities. We consider immoral and illegal any act of verbal or physical violence, obstruction or threat of violence that interferes with the availability, access and delivery of health care.

Attacks on health facilities and medical staff negatively affect health care delivery and deprive civilians in need from receiving health services.

19 Nov 2017 description

Tripoli – A wide-ranging coalition of senior Libyan Presidency Council of the Government of National Accord (PC/GNA) representatives, UN policy experts and development partners met in Tripoli on 14 November to launch an initiative aimed at strengthening core governance institutions in Libya. This activity is part of the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) assistance to the PC/GNA for (re)building the basic functionality of government and complements UNSMIL’s ongoing efforts in support of the political process.

19 Nov 2017 description

Tunis – His excellency, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Libya, Mr. Kim Young-Chae, and Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary General and Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Libya, Ms. Maria do Valle Ribeiro, signed an agreement today at the Korean Embassy to Libya relocated to Tunis.