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03 Dec 2018 description
report Government of Italy

As part of Italy’s support to humanitarian mine clearance operations, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Emanuela Del Re, provided funds to finance 12 mine clearance projects comprehensively worth more than 3.5 million euros.

03 Dec 2018 description

Les résultats montrent que la moyenne journalière d’individu observé en octobre aux FMP au Niger a diminué de 2% par rapport à septembre. En octobre, les principaux pays de destination et de départ des personnes transitant par les différents FMP étaient le Niger, la Libye et le Nigéria. En outre, les principaux types de flux identifiés étaient les suivants: migration économique de plus de six mois (32% de tous les flux); mouvement local de courte durée (27% de tous les flux); migration saisonnière (26% de tous les flux) et tourisme (4% de tous les flux).

03 Dec 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities and local partners to identify and understand migration movements in West and Central Africa. Flow monitoring is an activity that quantifies and qualifies flows, migrant profiles, trends and migration routes at a given point of entry, transit or exit. Since February 2016, IOM Niger has been monitoring migration flows at two points across Niger: Séguédine and Arlit. The data collected provides an overview of migration in the region. The information is collected from primary sources.

03 Dec 2018 description

H.E. the Ambassador of Germany to Libya, Mr. Oliver Owcza, and United Nations Development Programme Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, signed today an agreement whereby Germany will contribute 1.3 million euros to the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Policing and Security Joint Project.

03 Dec 2018 description

Tripoli, 29 November 2018 – Today Italy, the European Union, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) joined representatives of the Presidential Council (PC) and the Government of National Accord (GNA) in Tripoli for the first meeting of the Steering Committee of the programme “Recovery, Stability and Socio-Economic Development in Libya”.

02 Dec 2018 description

Tripoli, 28/November/2018 – Dutch Ambassador to Libya, H.E. Mr. Lars Tummers, met in Tripoli with The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Country Director, Mr. Sultan Hajiyev, to discuss the next steps for the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL).

During the event, Ambassador Tummers announced a new contribution of US$ 1.3 million to the Facility.

30 Nov 2018 description


Problem statement Intra- and inter-country movement is a central feature of West African life. Some people move as a result of conflict, but most move for social and economic reasons. Migration within and from the region has often had a positive effect on household, local and national economies, including through remittances and access to educational and employment opportunities. It is often a necessary way of coping with limited economic opportunities, poverty, subsistence and harsh environments, but can also be aspirational.

30 Nov 2018 description

Detention Centre Profiling is a component of IOM Libya’s Displacement Matrix programme. It is a data oriented tool that routinely provides specific sex and age demographic data and key sectorial information on individuals held in Libya’s detention Centres.

In this round, 12 detention centres have been assessed, namely Abusliem, Al kufra, Alsabaa, Benghazi Ganfouda, Ejdabia, Janzour, Misrata Kararim, Qasr Bin Ghasheer, Sabratha Melita, Tobruk, Trig al Seka, and Zliten.

30 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 107,216 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 28 November. 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 (160,440) and 2016 (350,549).

IOM Italy

29 Nov 2018 description

UNSMIL continues to receive reports of armed groups carrying out extra-judicial killings in Tripoli, a phenomenon that has been on the rise over the past few weeks. The Mission affirms that allegations of offences and personal disputes should be judged in a court of law, not by gunmen on the streets.

29 Nov 2018 description

Madrid, 29 de noviembre de 2018.- Médicos Sin Fronteras (MSF) expresa su apoyo y solidaridad con las 12 personas rescatadas en el Mediterráneo central y con los miembros de la tripulación del pesquero español Nuestra Madre de Loreto quienes, siguiendo un impulso humano y cumpliendo con la ley del mar, los han rescatado. Todos se encuentran ahora en una difícil situación médico-humanitaria, provocada por el bloqueo de las autoridades europeas.

29 Nov 2018 description

Twelve refugees and migrants who have been stranded in the Central Mediterranean on a Spanish fishing boat for almost a week must be allowed to disembark in Europe as soon as possible, said Amnesty International.

Six days after they were rescued from the water by the Nuestra Madre de Loreto vessel, the 12 - including two children - remain on board in overcrowded conditions and stormy waters.

28 Nov 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow, Horn of Africa and Southern Africa, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study

Early in 2019 the Eritrean government will take over the chair of the key Africa and European Union (EU) forum dealing with African migration, known as the Khartoum Process.

27 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 106,269 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 25 November. Spain topped 51,984 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through this point in 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined (see Table 6)

26 Nov 2018 description

In Tunisia, UNHCR aims to support the establishment of a national asylum system, and to build national capacity for refugee protection.

UNHCR identifies, assists and protects refugees in a context marked by mixed migration movements. UNHCR also maintains preparedness efforts in view of a potential major influx.

UNHCR commends Tunisia’s continued policy of saving lives through rescue at sea, and its humanitarian response, permitting disembarkation in Tunisia.

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