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19 Jan 2019 description

UNHCR is deeply saddened at emerging reports of an estimated 170 people who either died or went missing in two separate shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea.

Some 53 people have died on the Alborán Sea, western Mediterranean, according to recent information from NGO sources. One survivor is understood to have been rescued by a passing fishing boat after being stranded for more than 24 hours at sea and is receiving medical treatment in Morocco. Moroccan and Spanish rescue vessels have been searching for the boat and survivors for several days to no avail.

15 Jan 2019 description

Monaco, le 15 janvier 2019 - Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) et le Gouvernement Princier ont signé un accord de partenariat afin de créer le premier fonds d’impact consacré à l’éducation en Afrique. Lancé à l’horizon 2020, il aura pour objectif de répondre aux enjeux d’accès, d’équité, de qualité et d’adéquation de l’éducation en Afrique.

LE PREMIER FONDS D’IMPACT DÉDIÉ À L’ÉDUCATION SUR LE CONTINENT AFRICAIN

27 Dec 2018 description
report European Union

In the first 11 months of 2018, the number of irregular border crossings into the EU fell by 30% from a year ago to about 138 000, mainly because of lower migratory pressure in the Central Mediterranean. A month before the end of the year, 2018 remains on track to see the lowest number of illegal border crossings since 2014.

In November, about 8 800 irregular border crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 44% lower than in the same month of last year.

Western Mediterranean

21 Dec 2018 description

RABAT / GENEVA (21 December 2018) – A UN expert said today Morocco must take urgent action to ensure its constitutional commitments to racial equality and combatting racial discrimination extend to all Moroccans, and to migrants and refugees, in keeping with its international human rights obligations.

20 Dec 2018 description

Rabat, Morocco 3 December 2018 - The Global Action to Prevent and Address Trafficking in Persons and the Smuggling of Migrants (GLO.ACT), is a four-year (2015-2019) joint initiative of the European Union (EU) and UNODC (Office United Nations on Drugs and Crime) being implemented in partnership with IOM (International Organization for Migration) and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund).

18 Dec 2018 description

Marrakech, Royaume du Maroc, 11 décembre 2018 : S.E. Merethe Nergaard, Ambassadrice du Royaume de Norvège et Mme Ana Fonseca, Cheffe de Mission de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les migrations (OIM) ont signé un accord par lequel le Royaume de Norvège contribue pour un montant de 4 000 000 NOK (soit un peu plus de 400 000 EUR) au programme « RAISE » (Retour Volontaire et Réintégration pour les Migrants en détresse au Maroc).

18 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

End Summary Returns, Unchecked Violence

(Athens) – Greek law enforcement officers at the land border with Turkey in the northeastern Evros region routinely summarily return asylum seekers and migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The officers in some cases use violence and often confiscate and destroy the migrants’ belongings.

17 Dec 2018 description

Marrakech, Kingdom of Morocco, 11 December 2018: H.E. Merethe Nergaard, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway and Ms Ana Fonseca, Chief of Mission of the UN Migration Agency (IOM) signed an agreement to award a grant of NOK 4,000,000, equivalent approximately to over EUR 400,000, to the IOM as a contribution to the programme “RAISE” (Voluntary Return and Reintegration for Stranded Migrants in Morocco).

14 Dec 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the International Organization for Migration, reports that 111,237 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 12 December. This year is the fifth straight during which the arrival of irregular migrants and refugees has topped the 100,000 threshold – although 2018’s total is low compared to those recorded at this time in 2017 (166,737) and 2016 (358,018).

IOM Italy

12 Dec 2018 description

Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has approved more than US$328 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe. The 165th Session of OFID’s Governing Board approved the funding at the organization’s Vienna

The public sector loans, which total US$216 million, will support the following projects.

28 Nov 2018 description

Du 13 au 16 novembre 2018, s’est tenu à Casablanca deux ateliers (l’un dans les locaux de la Direction Régionale de la Santé et l’autre au niveau de l’Observatoire Régional de la Santé) de formation des professionnels de santé des Etablissements de Soins de Santé Primaire (ESSP) de la région Casablanca-Settat. Les participants sont venus des ESSP de Casablanca et localités environnantes. Nombreux parmi eux reçoivent déjà des migrant-e-s dans leur centre de santé respectif.

24 Nov 2018 description
report UN News Service

D’après l’Agence des Nations Unies chargée des migrations, 104.506 migrants et réfugiés sont arrivés en Europe par la mer en date du 18 novembre 2018. L’Espagne a dépassé les 50.962 arrivées au cours des 45 semaines de 2018, soit presque la moitié de toutes les arrivées par la mer cette année. En fait, l’Espagne a accueilli, en 2018, plus de « migrants irréguliers » que durant toutes les années 2015, 2016 et 2017 combinées.

23 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 104,506 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 18 November. Spain topped 50,962 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through 45 weeks of 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined.

This makes it the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 mark, although this year’s totals are low compared to those at this time in 2017 (157,323) and 2016 (345,831).

22 Nov 2018 description

Morocco launched a new satellite on 20 November which aims to assist with a range of tasks including the prevention and management of natural disasters, monitoring changes in the environment and desertification, as well as border and coastal surveillance.

16 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 103,347 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 November. Spain topped 50,440 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through 45 weeks of 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined.

This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 mark, although this year’s totals are low compared to those at this time in 2017 (156,708) and 2016 (343,158).

13 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 102,611 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 11 November, including 49,912 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 49 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 benchmark – although in all previous years that arrival threshold was reached earlier in the year.

09 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 101,185 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 7 November, including 49,254 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 49 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 benchmark – although in all previous years that arrival threshold was reached earlier in the year.

09 Nov 2018 description

Le Royaume du Maroc sera, comme à l’accoutumée, au rendez-vous pour faire de la Conférence internationale sur la migration, prévue les 10 et 11 décembre prochain à Marrakech, une réunion "réussie", a affirmé, jeudi, le ministre des Affaires étrangères et de la Coopération internationale, Nasser Bourita.

06 Nov 2018 description

Geneva — IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 100,630 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 4 November, including 49,013 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 50 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 154,825 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 337,773 at this point in 2016 (see chart below).

05 Nov 2018 description

Berlin - D’après le Projet de l’OIM sur les migrants disparus (MMP), au moins 3 114 personnes ont péri ou disparu le long d’itinéraires migratoires à travers le monde en 2018. La région méditerranéenne, le Moyen-Orient, l’Afrique du Nord et les Amériques regroupent les itinéraires les plus meurtriers de la planète, chaque zone recensant au moins 100 décès en 2018 (voir tableau ci-dessous), certaines se comptant par milliers.