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- ACT Alliance: Insecurity in Mali's Menaka region affects humanitarian assistance. 22 Aug 2019
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- NRC: On-the-record update: Crisis in central and northern Mali. 10 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Mali (Revised August 2019). 16 Sep 2019
- UN: Deputy Secretary-General's remarks on the situation in the Sahel at Informal Joint Meeting of the FAO Council, IFAD Executive Board and WFP Executive Board [as prepared for delivery]. 14 Sep 2019
- CARE: Ahead of ECOWAS: Civilian protection must be at the heart of any security response in the Sahel. 13 Sep 2019
- OCHA: OCHA Mali Rapport de situation - Dernière mise à jour: 12 sept. 2019. 12 Sep 2019
As Islamic Relief launches its 2018 Annual Report it calls on the world to act fast to end the war in Yemen.
“We know the world has the means to end this war, but it needs to act now,” said Naser Haghamed, CEO of Islamic Relief Worldwide – commenting on the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, which looms large in the charity’s latest annual report.
“This is a man-made tragedy that has left 80% of the population in desperate need of aid, some of them on the brink of famine.”
Genève - Aujourd’hui (19 juillet), l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations publie les Grandes lignes sur le retour et la réintégration 2018, qui donne les tendances et les chiffres - ainsi que des initiatives clés - sur le nombre de migrants aidés au retour volontaire vers leurs pays d’origine ainsi que sur les efforts que l’OIM a accomplis pour aider et réintégrer ces rapatriés dans leurs communautés au cours de l’année écoulée.
En 2018, l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM) a aidé 63.316 migrants à rentrer chez eux, par le biais de ses programmes de retour volontaire et de réintégration.
Return and Reintegration: IOM Releases 2018 Highlights
Geneva – Today (19 July), the International Organization for Migration is releasing the 2018 Return and Reintegration Key Highlights, which provides trends and figures – as well as key initiatives – on the number of migrants assisted to return, voluntarily, to their countries of origin, as well as efforts IOM has made to assist and reintegrate these returnees into their communities during the past year.
A Message From Deputy Assistant Secretary Marik String
Fewer applications in April for the 10 main citizenships of origin, except for Turkish nationals.
In April 2019, more than 54 500 applications for international protection were lodged in the EU+. This was a slightly lower monthly total than in the previous month, but remained at a higher level than in the same month of 2018. Since the end of 2017, the monthly number of applications has been fluctuating between approximately 50 000 and 60 000, with no exception in April 2019.
The flow monitoring surveys are part of the IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) data collection activities in West and Central Africa, East and Horn of Africa, Libya and Europe (Albania, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kosovo, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Spain), that are conducted within the framework of IOM’s research on populations on the move through Africa, the Mediterranean and Western Balkan. Data was collected between January and December 2018 in the above mentioned countries.
Frontex publishes Risk Analysis for 2019
In 2018, the number of detections of illegal border crossings reached its lowest level in five years, but migratory pressure remained relatively high at the EU’s external borders, according to the Frontex Risk Analysis for 2019 report that was released today.
"This 17th Edition of To Walk the Earth In Safety summarizes the United States' CWD programs in 2017. CWD assistance provides the United States with a powerful and flexible tool to help partner countries manage their stockpiles of munitions, destroy excess small arms and light weapons (SA/LW) and clear explosive hazards such as landmines, improvised explosive devices (IEDs), and UXO. Our assistance also helps countries destroy or enhance security of their man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and their threat to civilian aviation, in addition to other weapons and munitions.
Les réfugiés et les migrants qui tentent de rejoindre l’Europe par la mer Méditerranée ont perdu la vie à un rythme alarmant en 2018, tandis qu’une réduction des opérations de recherche et de sauvetage continue de faire de cette traversée maritime la plus meurtrière au monde. Selon le tout dernier rapport « Voyages du désespoir », publié aujourd’hui par le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, six vies humaines ont été perdues, en moyenne, chaque jour.
Six people died each day attempting to cross Mediterranean in 2018, UNHCR report shows
Refugees and migrants attempting to reach Europe via the Mediterranean Sea lost their lives at an alarming rate in 2018, as cuts in search and rescue operations reinforced its position as the world’s deadliest sea crossing. The latest ‘Desperate Journeys’ report, released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, says six lives were lost on average every day.
ARRIVAL TRENDS AND FIGURES
Between 1 January and 30 November, 131,100 refugees and migrants reached Europe via the three Mediterranean routes compared to almost 171,430 arrivals in the same period in 2017. This marks a 25% reduction from the previous year’s arrival figures, showing a continued declining trend of the overall arrivals numbers to Europe. After a spike in October, arrivals dropped in November with over 10,080 people reaching Europe.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
In 2018, the number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe via the three Mediterranean routes dropped by 24%. This was largely due to a further reduction in people arriving via the Central Mediterranean route, although this was partially offset by an increase in arrivals to Spain via the Western Mediterranean route.
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.
In the first nine months of 2018, the number of irregular border crossings into the EU via the top four migratory routes fell by a third from a year ago to about 100 100, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.
In September, some 12 900 irregular crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 21% fewer than in the same month of last year.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 84,345 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 3 October, with 38,451 to Spain, the leading destination this year.
The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 139,677 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 312,153 at this same point in 2016. Deaths on the Mediterranean remain high, at 1,777. However, that figure is well below fatalities recorded at this time last year (2,749) or 2016 (3,682).
Mediterranean crossings deadlier than ever, new UNHCR report shows
Three years on from the shocking images of lifeless Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi on a Turkish beach, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency shows that crossing the Mediterranean Sea has become even more deadly.
UNHCR’s new Desperate Journeys report shows that more than 1,600 people have died or gone missing while attempting to reach Europe so far this year.