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13 Nov 2019 description

Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya

As of 11 November 2019, a total of 45,215 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 2,351 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.

Evacuation from Libya

13 Nov 2019 description

Tunisia is primarily a transit country for most migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. This population arrives by air, land and sea, through regular and irregular channels, often with the aim of moving onward to Europe.

Individuals rescued at sea, intercepted, or arrested on the grounds of irregular stay or attempted irregular departure, are often referred to humanitarian actors by the authorities, and are then profiled, to obtain individuals’ demographic data and to identify protection issues and specific needs.

12 Nov 2019 description
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1. GBV SERVICE PROVISION

There are currently 5 international partners, including 7 national partners providing GBV services in l0 Mantikas of Libya. The services available include specialized health care (clinical management of rape), MHPSS, GBV Case management and material assistance (dignity kits distribution).

11 Nov 2019 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 October 2019, 9,649 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 56% decrease in sea arrivals compared to the same period last year (22,031). In October 2019, 2,016 individuals reached Italian shores, compared to 1,007 in October 2018. This is so far the second highest number of monthly sea arrivals in 2019, following the peak recorded in September 2019.

06 Nov 2019 description

Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya

As of 4 November 2019, a total of 44,963 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 2,903 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres. Evacuation from Libya

06 Nov 2019 description

Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.

06 Nov 2019 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, a relocalisé ce jour depuis le Niger vers l’Italie 54 réfugiés vulnérables, dans le cadre du mécanisme de transit d’urgence (ETM) ou qui se trouvaient en milieu urbain.

05 Nov 2019 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency today relocated 54 vulnerable refugees from the Emergency Transit Mechanism (ETM) and urban areas in Niger to Italy.

The group, who landed in Rome at around 17:00 local time, is made up of refugees from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan, including 23 children, 13 of whom have been separated from their parents and wider family. Most had previously been held in detention in Libya for prolonged periods, where they faced terrible conditions, appalling human rights abuses and the rising threat of being caught up in the hostilities.

01 Nov 2019 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Over 19,900 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe via the three Mediterranean routes in September 2019. In the first nine months of the year, the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe by these three routes dropped by 21% from 102,700 in 2018 to 81,000 in 2019. Most refugees and migrants entering Europe via the Mediterranean routes this year did so via Greece.

31 Oct 2019 description

Persons of Concern to UNHCR in Libya

As of 28 October 2019, a total of 46,320 asylum seekers and refugees are registered with UNHCR in Libya. A total of 3,139 individuals have been identified by UNHCR and its partners to be currently in one of the accessible Libyan detention centres.

Evacuation from Libya

30 Oct 2019 description
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“UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is actively working to find solutions for some 200 people, including migrants and refugees, who arrived yesterday at the Gathering and Departure Facility (GDF) in Tripoli. Most were released from the Abu Salim detention centre, others come from urban areas, with the hope to be hosted at the GDF and resettled from there to third countries.

While we fully understand the very challenging situation these individuals are facing, the GDF is severely overcrowded with over 820 people inside, way beyond its initial capacity of 600 people.

30 Oct 2019 description

Priorities and key gaps

Shelter:

■ Continue to advocate for the relocation of migrants, asylum seekers, and refugees from the Vučjak location to appropriate reception centres.

■ There is an urgent need for relevant authorities to identify additional sites for accommodation solutions, including including for single males and protection-sensitive accommodation for vulnerable groups, in particular UASC, LGBTI, survivors and those at risk of GBV.