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23 Feb 2018 description

La politique d’immigration du Maroc et ses initiatives en faveur des migrants et réfugiés se trouvant sur son territoire ont été mises en avant au siège des Nations-Unies à New York, dans le cadre des travaux de l'Audition parlementaire annuelle, qui se tient du 21 au 23 février à l’initiative de l'Union interparlementaire (UIP) et de l'Assemblée générale de l'ONU.

23 Feb 2018 description

On 14 February, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) implemented the second evacuation to Italy, bringing the total number of highly vulnerable refugees directly evacuated to Italy to 312.

23 Feb 2018 description

This report was written by Márta Pardavi, Gruša Matevžič, Júlia Iván and Anikó Bakonyi of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee (HHC), the first three updates were written by Gruša Matevžič, the fourth update was written by Gruša Matevžič, Júlia Iván, Anikó Bakonyi and Gábor Gyulai, and the 2016 and 2017 updates were written by András Alföldi, Gruša Matevžič, Zita Barcza-Szabó and Zsolt Szekeres. The report was edited by ECRE.

23 Feb 2018 description

This report was written by Pavle Kilibarda and Nikola Kovačević at the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights (BCHR), and was edited by ECRE. The 2016 and 2017 updates were written by Nikola Kovačević at BCHR, and edited by ECRE.

This report draws on the BCHR’s experience in representing asylum seekers and refugees in Serbia, engaging the asylum authorities and monitoring the respect for the right to asylum in the country.

The information in this report is up-to-date as of 31 December 2017, unless otherwise stated.

20 Feb 2018 description

OVERVIEW

MIGRANT BASELINE

In the 17th round of DTM Libya data collection taking place in January and February 2018, IOM identified 704,142 migrants in Libya. Migrants were identified in 99 baladiyas and 551 muhallas and originating from up to 40 countries.

In addition to those identified in urban and rural settings migrants in Libya were also recorded in detention centers. Based on DTM’s latest data, the number of migrants in Libya’s Detention Centers is 4,443 individuals (15/02/18)*.

20 Feb 2018 description
  • Hungarian authorities admitted 23 asylum-seekers from Serbia into asylum procedures at its socalled “transit zones”, compared to 39 in the preceding two weeks.

19 Feb 2018 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.

16 Feb 2018 description

Although European and African efforts to reduce irregular migration have successfully lowered overall numbers entering Europe, some migrants are transiting increasingly hazardous smuggling routes across the Sahara Desert and Mediterranean Sea, risking human rights abuses and indefinite detention. The UN’s voluntary humanitarian return program assisted over 19,000 migrants to return to their home countries from Libya in 2017, up from around 3,000 assisted migrant returns from Libya in 2016. An estimated 400,000–700,000 migrants live in detention in Libya.

16 Feb 2018 description

En exécution des Hautes instructions de SM le Roi Mohammed VI, que Dieu L’assiste, en vue d’apporter aide aux populations des régions ayant connu une forte baisse des températures et d’intenses chutes de neige, et de désenclaver ces régions, les services du ministère de l’Intérieur, l’ensemble des départements gouvernementaux et les services concernés (Forces Armées Royales, Gendarmerie Royale, Forces auxiliaires et protection civile), se sont mobilisés afin de prendre les mesures nécessaires, à travers la mobilisation de l’ensemble des moyens logistiques et humains pour apporter aide aux …

16 Feb 2018 description

Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (92%).

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

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

  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 40% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

16 Feb 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, transit or exit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres).

16 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,407 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through seven weeks of 2018. This compares with 12,430 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

15 Feb 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA

About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.

Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.

13 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,154 migrants and refugees entered Europe bysea through the first six weeks of 2018. This compares with 12,358 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

On Monday (12 February) IOM Rome reported Italy’s official Ministry of Interior figures indicate some 4,731 migrants arrived by sea to Italy this year, which represents a steep decline compared to the 9,448 arrivals recorded during the same period last year.

09 Feb 2018 description

All public authorities are mobilized to open up regions hit by heavy snowfall via the implementation of an intervention plan to weather the impact of the cold wave and snowfall, said on Thursday head of government Saâd Eddine El Othmani, noting that this plan involves 22 provinces, including 1205 villages under 169 communes, totalling a population of 514,000 inhabitants.

09 Feb 2018 description

9,483 surveys conducted with migrants in Italy, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia and The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, in 2017

Focus of the report

This report contains an analysis of the responses provided by migrants and refugees travelling along the Central and the Eastern Mediterranean routes and interviewed under IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities in 2017. Male and female migrants are systematically compared.

09 Feb 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 7,795 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first five and a half weeks of 2018, with about 60 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece and Spain, both at roughly 20 per cent. This compares with 12,217 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

08 Feb 2018 description

A total of 43,896 families in 22 provinces have benefited from the foodstuff and blanket distribution operation, as part of efforts to open up areas hit by snowfall and a sharp drop in temperature.

According to data from the Ministry of Interior, this operation concerns a total of 514,000 people in 1,205 villages in 169 communes.

08 Feb 2018 description

Les chiffres et infographies donnent un aperçu global sur le flux et le profil des individus observés au mois de décembre 2017 dans les différents points de suivi des mouvements de population.

En Guinée, cinq points de suivi ont été installés en fin mars 2017 dans les localités frontalières avec Mali dont trois sont actifs depuis septembre 2017. Il s’agit des localités de Kouremalé (moyenne de 100 individus par jour, a décembre), Boundoufourdou (moyenne de 408 individus par jour) et Nafadji (18 individus/jour) où l’on observe les mouvements des voyageurs en transit.