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30 Oct 2018 description


China takes on the Council presidency in November. It will hold two open debates: on the UN’s role in strengthening multilateralism, and on enhancing African capacities in peace and security. UN Secretary-General António Guterres is expected to brief at both meetings, while AU Commissioner for Peace and Security Smaïl Chergui is a possible briefer for the debate on African capacities.

30 Oct 2018 description


Le contexte humanitaire au Tchad a été marqué par la dégradation de certaines situations qui affectent les données initiales de planification et stratégie d’intervention de certains clusters et nécessitent un ajustement des indicateurs et cibles et probablement dans une proportion très limitée des besoins financiers notamment pour les crises nouvelles ou la détérioration des certaines situations. Il s’agit de :

  • La dégradation de la situation alimentaire et nutritionnelle dans le pays

30 Oct 2018 description

With conditions improving in some parts of the country, Somali refugees continue to return from countries of asylum. UNHCR statistics indicate that over 121,000 people have voluntarily returned from ten countries of asylum since 2014. The countries include Kenya, Yemen, Djibouti, Libya, Tunisia and Eritrea. As of September 2018, UNHCR has registered 31,991 refugees and asylum seekers in Somalia. Most people seeking asylum in Somalia are from Ethiopia and Yemen.

29 Oct 2018 description

Tripoli, 29 October 2018 - The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) strongly condemns the deadly attack on al-Foqha, a town in central Libya, in what local authorities say was a brutal act of revenge conducted by ISIL. The Sunday attack resulted in four civilians killed – two of whom were executed in public, and at least nine abducted.

29 Oct 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub



No NGO rescue boats currently in central Mediterranean, agencies warn

29 Oct 2018 description
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WHO in collaboration with the Ministry of Health in Libya, organized two workshops on the “Prevention and Management of Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) in Tripoli and Al-Bayda cities. The week-long trainings are based on national guidelines and are targeting more than 50 general physicians of Primary Health Care (PHC) facilities.

These trainings aim to enhance skills of general physicians in prevention and management of non-communicable diseases thereby playing instrumental role in implementing family medicine practices, complementing primary health care system in the country.

26 Oct 2018 description


577 Joint external evaluation of implementation of the International Health Regulations (2005) in Libya: a bridge to safeguard nationals

580 Update on vaccine-derived polioviruses – worldwide, January 2017–June 2018


577 Évaluation externe conjointe de l’application du Règlement sanitaire international (2005) en Libye: une passerelle pour protéger les ressortissants

580 Le point sur les poliovirus dérivés d’une souche vaccinale dans le monde, janvier 2017-juin 2018

25 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
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TRIPOLI, 25 October 2018 – The third UNICEF-chartered plane has arrived at Mitiga airport, Tripoli, completing the delivery of a total 4.7 million doses of Measles, Rubella and Polio vaccines, as well as 2.75 million doses of Vitamin ‘A’ supplement, syringes and safety boxes. These supplies will be essential in Libya’s National Vaccination Campaign run in coordination with the World Health Organization [WHO] taking place at the end of November, which aims to protect some 2.75 million children at risk of vaccine preventable diseases.

25 Oct 2018 description

Key Findings

A large majority of migrants are men (88%).

7% of observed migrants at Flow Monitoring Points are minors.

139,958 migrants (43,190 incoming and 96,768 outgoing) were observed at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 184 migrants per day

The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 35% intended to travel to Europe, particularly to Italy and Spain

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

25 Oct 2018 description

Watch List Updates complement International Crisis Group’s annual Watch List, most recently published in January 2018. These early-warning publications identify major conflict situations in which prompt action, driven or supported by the European Union and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. The Watch List Updates include situations identified in the annual Watch List and/or a new focus of concern.

This update includes entries on:

  1. Libya’s Economic Reforms Fall Short

  2. Investing Diplomatically in Idlib

23 Oct 2018 description

Par le Centre d’études stratégiques de l’Afrique

19 octobre 2018

Les conflits sont un facteur central de la géographie de l’insécurité alimentaire en Afrique. Plus un conflit se poursuit, plus l'acuité de cette insécurité s'aggrave.

23 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 94,676 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 21 October, with 45,145 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 146,898 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 324,267 at this point in 2016.

22 Oct 2018 description

WHO in partnership with Ministry of Health of Libya, National Center for Disease Control (NCDC) of Libya and UNICEF inaugurated the first activity of a National Measles and Polio Vaccination campaign. The nation-wide campaign will target 1,965,250 children aged between 6 months and 15 years. Children of Libyans and non-Libyans including those in detentions centers and internally displaced settlements will be targeted equally. In July, 2018 the Libyan Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of measles, since then the virus has been circulating across the districts of the country.

22 Oct 2018 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents 663 security incidents affecting aid delivery in 12 countries and territories in the MENA region between January 2017 and March 2018. The report is based on incidents identified in open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND).

21 Oct 2018 description

Current major event

EWARN in humanitarian emergencies

As many as seven countries– Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria in the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region have established an early warning system for disease outbreaks with a view to early detecting and rapidly investigating any public health event of potential concern. Such a system, in the absence of a routine disease surveillance system, needs continuous monitoring and assessment using a set of performance benchmarks.

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