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- MSF: Closure of detention centre exposes migrants and refugees to even worse conditions. 17 Oct 2019
- UNHCR: UNHCR Libya Response in 2019 (18 October 2019) [EN/AR]. 18 Oct 2019
- OCHA: Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya El Hillo condemns increasing attacks on civilians, calls for the respect of international humanitarian law and protection of civilians [EN/AR]. 8 Oct 2019
- HRW: Libya: Deadly Airstrike Apparently Unlawful. 19 Oct 2019
- UNSMIL: Three months after the kidnapping of MP Sergewa, UNSMIL calls for her immediate release and all victims of enforced disappearance in Libya. 17 Oct 2019
The fourth edition of ‘Shelter Projects’, is launched at a time when shelter is more relevant than ever as an instrument of humanitarian response. The case studies in this edition reflect the on-going challenges posed by responses to complex emergencies such as Haiti and Pakistan as well as new challenges derived from unprecedented level of population displacement in Africa, Asia and in the Middle East.
Libya/Mali - Upon request of the Malian Government, IOM carried out last week an operation to assist the voluntary return of 163 Malian stranded in Libya for several months.
Most of the stranded migrants in this group had initially left Mali for Algeria. With the money earned working in the Northern African country they jointly bought a boat to make their way towards Lampedusa in late July, an island known as a prime transit point for migrants wanting to enter Europe, particularly those originating from Africa.
Au Niger, le CICR vient en aide aux personnes qui ont fui les conséquences de conflits au Mali, au Nigéria et en Libye, et aux populations résidentes qui pâtissent de celles-ci. Le CICR porte également assistance aux victimes des aléas du climat dans des zones antérieurement touchées par des violences armées et des tensions intercommunautaires. .
Assistance aux déplacés, aux réfugiés et aux migrants en détresse
Updates on refugees and asylum seekers
New report on mixed migration in Libya reveals serious protection gaps
The lack of effective protection measures leaves migrants, refugees and asylum seekers exposed – facing abuse, violence, exploitation, random arrests and detention.
Conflict is increasingly encroaching on UNRWA camps with shelling and clashes continuing to take place in and nearby a number of them. A reported 25 Palestine Refugees (PR) were killed in the last 2 weeks as a result. UNRWA estimates over 50% of registered PR are displaced in Syria or in neighbouring countries.
Le CERF alloue 25 millions de dollars, au second trimestre, pour des programmes d’urgence en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre
For the third quarter of 2013, CERF disburses US$ 25 million for Life saving programs in West and Central Africa
New Returnees from Libya Arrived at Faya
88 Chadian Returnees that been expelled from Libya have arrived at the Northern Chadian city of Faya in Bourkou region on Saturday, 12 October 2013.
As per the arriving group of all Male Migrants, they were in detention centres in varies locations in Libya and were gathered in the southern Libyan city of Sabhaprior to their transportation back home on the back of a truck.
• Un début de réponse se met en place pour venir en aide aux sinistrés des inondations
• Près de 3.000 d’hectares d’exploitations menacés par les ennemis des cultures à Dosso et Tahoua
• Le service de transport des migrants refoulés de Libye pourrait reprendre bientôt
Syrians fleeing conflict and violence are being internally and externally displaced. This map identifies official camp locations in Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq, as well as areas in Lebanon, Turkey, Jordan, and Iraq where sizable concentrations of Syrians are living in urban areas. It also shows numbers of externally displaced Syrians reported in the four neighboring countries, as well as in Egypt and North Africa, and the UN’s estimate of how many people are displaced inside Syria.
In Mali, the ICRC brings aid to people suffering the combined effects of the armed conflict and the food crisis.
Caring for the sick and injured
In northern Mali, the ICRC has made it easier for war-wounded people to obtain emergency care. The hospital in Gao is again operational thanks to ICRC support.
The ICRC supports health facilities in Mali and was on hand for the national polio-vaccination day.
Despite the unstable environment, Libyans are striving to resume normal life. The ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent continue to provide urgent aid as needed, to promote detainee welfare and to improve water management.
"Clashes have occasionally been flaring up in tense parts of the country, sometimes resulting in the displacement of thousands of people who seek safety in neighbouring areas," said Katharina Ritz, head of the ICRC delegation in Libya. Whenever this happens, the ICRC and the Libyan Red Crescent provide urgent relief.
L’environnement social, économique et politique du Niger est resté stable au cours des six premiers mois de l’année 2013. Par contre, les conditions sécuritaires se sont graduellement dégradées avec deux attentats terroristes perpétrés durant le mois de mai contre une garnison militaire et des intérêts français dans le nord du pays (Agadez et Arlit), ainsi que l’évasion, en juin 2013, d’une vingtaine de détenus de la prison civile de Niamey, dont un présumé terroriste très dangereux.
Refugees and asylum seekers
The collaboration with the Libyan government is gradually expanding. Yet, the conditions of refugees and asylum seekers, especially in detention, remain unchanged. Persons UNHCR considers in need of international protection, including those intercepted at sea by Libyan authorities, are often detained and mistreated. UNHCR continues to assist persons in detention as well as targeted vulnerable cases in urban areas. Thanks to the collaboration with the Department for Combating Illegal Migration (DCIM),
• This week, South Sudan celebrated its second anniversary as an independent nation. UN envoy Hilde Johnson told the Security Council that the country has made progress in areas such as consolidating peace and addressing cases of arbitrary detention. However, says insecurity and other challenges still remain
UN reports 300,000 people this year have fled fighting in Darfur
CHOUCHA CAMP, Tunisia, July 2 (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency has completed the transfer of its services and activities for people of concern out of the Choucha transit camp in southern Tunisia to nearby urban areas.
In late June, more than 600 refugees were living in the southern Tunisian towns of Ben Gardane and Medenine. Around 300 refugees have declined assistance in urban areas.
A la fin juin, plus de 600 réfugiés vivaient dans les villes de Ben Gardane et Médenine au sud de la Tunisie. Environ 300 réfugiés n'ont pas souhaité bénéficier d'une assistance en milieu urbain.