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- No Escape from Hell: EU Policies Contribute to Abuse of Migrants in Libya [EN/AR]
- UNHCR Update Libya (12 - 18 January 2019) [EN/AR]
- Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, on the Humanitarian Situation in Derna
- Libya Protection Sector Update on the protection situation of IDPs from Derna - 15 January 2019
- Half a ton of explosives cleared in Tawergha
By Sam Olukoya
BENIN CITY, Nigeria, Jan 17 2019 (IPS) - The International Organization For Migration (IOM) has taken its campaign against irregular migration to schools in Nigeria. The school campaigns are meant to educate children who are among victims of human traffickers. After being recruited, victims of traffickers are made to embark on dangerous irregular journeys through the desert and by sea in an attempt to reach Europe. Many children die in the course of these journeys while many others are enslaved. Some young girls end up in the sex trade.
Following the onset of clashes and shelling in Derna in May 2018, more than 35,000 individuals were reportedly displaced, many of them to surrounding areas of Derna, such as Al Bayda, Shahat, Alqubba and Tobruk, but also locations further away in Western Libya.
Tripoli, 16 January 2019 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the recent military mobilisation of forces in southern Tripoli and is monitoring the situation closely. UNSMIL warns parties against any breach of the ceasefire agreement concluded on 04 and 09 September 2018, compromising stability in the capital and, most importantly, endangering the lives of civilians and their properties.
Key developments in the week of January 6th include the violence in the CAR, the flare-ups along the border between Libya, Chad and Sudan, and the rising frustration with, and within, a number of political systems in Africa, including in Gabon, DRC, Sudan and Senegal.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 2,200 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 13 days of 2019, a slight increase over the 1,915 arriving during the same period last year. Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through almost two weeks of the new year are at 16 individuals, compared with 194 deaths during the same period in 2018.
This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.
It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.
Tripoli, 14 January 2019 – The Ministry of Interior launched today the construction works of the first Model Police Station in Libya in a ceremony that took place in Hai al-Andalus in Tripoli. The Hai al-Andalus Police Station was selected to be the vanguard of this project, seeking to strengthen the capacity of Libyan security services, and to integrate good practices in community-oriented, citizen focused policing and police organization management under the jurisdiction of the national government.
To provide UNHCR and other stakeholders working on mixed migration3 related programming with timely and updated information on mixed migration flows in Libya, with a focus on entry and exit points in the east, south and west of the country
To analyse evolving mixed migration dynamics in Libya since April 2018, with a focus on
a) Current entry and exit points between Libya and its neighbouring countries Egypt, Niger, Chad, Algeria, Sudan and Tunisia, and changes since April 2018
Threats and violence affecting emergency care
22 December 2018: In Mogadishu, al Shabaab militants detonated a VBIED near the presidential palace while police and medics were responding to an earlier, politically-motivated suicide blast. No further details specified. Source: IOL
Middle-East and North Africa
Occupied Palestinian Territories
Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya
As of 14 January 2019, a total of 55,936 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 3,762 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.
Evacuation from Libya
From providing vital IT services in Iraq, Nigeria and Yemen to supporting preparedness activities in the Pacific and Caribbean regions, the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) was highly active in 2018. Here's a brief overview of what we did and where we were last year. Have a look at the ETC annual infographic.
L'Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) au Tchad a déclaré vendredi avoir besoin de 1,2 million de dollars pour fournir une aide d'urgence à plus de 950 migrants et ressortissants tchadiens déplacés par des affrontements intercommunautaires autour de deux mines d'or près de la frontière libyenne à la fin du mois de décembre.
2,202 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – December 2018
1,647 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum
53,510 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions
The key situations include:
The number of migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean for Europe has been dropping and that is partly because of tougher measures introduced on the migrant routes, as Mike Thomson reports from Niger.
Read more on the BBC
Tripoli, 11 January 2019
I am deeply concerned by the escalation of hostilities in the eastern city of Derna and the consequent further deterioration of the humanitarian situation in parts of the city.
Recent intense fighting has reportedly resulted in substantial civilian casualties in Derna and the deterioration of infrastructure and services and the lack of access of the civilian population to basic needs such as food, water and urgent lifesaving medical care for the wounded remain a very serious concern.