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02 Apr 2014 description

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.

20 Dec 2013 description

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.

19 Dec 2013 description
Niger + 3 others
Le CICR au Niger

19-12-2013 Introduction

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

05 Dec 2013 description

Updates on refugees and asylum seekers

04 Dec 2013 description

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.

29 Oct 2013 description


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.

24 Oct 2013 description

Le CERF alloue 25 millions de dollars, au second trimestre, pour des programmes d’urgence en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

24 Oct 2013 description

For the third quarter of 2013, CERF disburses US$ 25 million for Life saving programs in West and Central Africa

18 Oct 2013 description

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.

06 Sep 2013 description


• 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

05 Aug 2013 description

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.

30 Jul 2013 description

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.

Visiting detainees

25 Jul 2013 description

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.

19 Jul 2013 description


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.

13 Jul 2013 description

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),

11 Jul 2013 description
report UN Radio


• 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

04 Jul 2013 description

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.

02 Jul 2013 description

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.