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- ACT Alliance: Insecurity in Mali's Menaka region affects humanitarian assistance. 22 Aug 2019
Most read reports
- NRC: On-the-record update: Crisis in central and northern Mali. 10 Jul 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
- UNICEF: Humanitarian Action for Children 2019 - Mali (Revised August 2019). 16 Sep 2019
- MINUSMA: Un projet MINUSMA de 148 Millions de francs en faveur de la protection de l’enfant. 17 Sep 2019
- CARE: Ahead of ECOWAS: Civilian protection must be at the heart of any security response in the Sahel. 13 Sep 2019
Libya continues to be a transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking. UNHCR through its partner International Medical Corps provides medical services and core relief items.
Tunisia is primarily a transit country for most migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers. This population arrives by air, land and sea, through regular and irregular channels, often with the aim of moving onward to Europe.
Individuals rescued at sea, intercepted, or arrested on the grounds of irregular stay or attempted irregular departure, are often referred to humanitarian actors by the authorities, and are then profiled, to obtain individuals’ demographic data and to identify protection issues and specific needs.
In the first six months of 2019, just over 20,200 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 18 countries in Europe. This is almost two-thirds of the total submission in 2018, and already more than double the average rate of 17,800 submissions per year during the previous 10 years. Three countries that received smaller numbers of resettlement submissions in 2018 have not yet received submissions during 2019.
The 26th round of DTM data collection in Libya took place between 13 June and 04 August 2019. DTM identified at least 655,144 migrants currently present in Libya who originated from more than 39 countries. Migrants were identified in all 100 municipalities, within 559 communities.
Throughout the reporting period, the armed conflict in South Tripoli which started on 04 April 2019 continued with substantial impact on the situation of migrants in and surrounding conflict-affected areas.
Serious situation persists in eastern and central regions
The current Desert Locust situation remains serious and worrisome in the Eastern and Central regions where good rains continue to fall and breeding is causing locust numbers to increase further.
Situation générale en août 2019
Prévision jusqu'à mi-octobre 2019
RÉGION OCCIDENTALE: CALME
Persisting heavy rainfall triggers flooding across parts of West and East Africa
A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania has caused significant dryness.
Persisting heavy rainfall following abnormally wet conditions in July has caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone.
Le chef de l’humanitaire des Nations Unies, Mark Lowcock, a débloqué jeudi 75 millions de dollars du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF) pour appuyer les interventions en réponse à huit situations d'urgence sous-financées.
Les pays couverts sont l’Afghanistan, le Bangladesh, le Burkina Faso, le Cameroun, l’Érythrée, le Mali, le Soudan, le Venezuela et la région voisine. En prenant en compte les 125 millions de dollars débloqués en avril, le CERF a alloué 200 millions de dollars cette année à des crises sous-financées.
(New York, 5 September 2019): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock released today US$75 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support responses to eight underfunded emergencies. The countries covered are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Eritrea, Mali, Sudan, and Venezuela and the neighbouring region. With $125 million released in April, the CERF has now allocated $200 million through its Underfunded Emergencies Window this year – the most in its history.
General situation during August 2019
Forecast until mid-October 2019
WESTERN REGION: CALM SITUATION.
SITUATION. Small-scale breeding occurred in northern Mali, Chad and probably Niger. Hoppers and adults were treated (70 ha) in southwest Libya. Isolated adults were present in central and southern Algeria. FORECAST. Small-scale breeding will continue in Mali, Niger and Chad and, to a lesser extent, in Mauritania, causing locust numbers to increase slightly. Small-scale breeding may occur in southwest Libya.
CENTRAL REGION: THREAT SITUATION.
Flood risk persists in parts of West Africa and Sudan while Ethiopia remains abnormally dry
A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and Gambia has led to significant dryness.
Continued heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dakar. Heavy rainfall is likely to continue maintaining the risk for flooding in the region.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
35,055 Number of Nigerians who have searched for refuge in Niger’s Maradi Region and have been registered
2,982 Persons evacuated from Libya to safety in Niger
76,634 Internally displaced persons in Tillabery and Tahoua regions
Key situations include:
The worldwide learning crisis, growing violence against children in Mali and a new school being built by Shakira's foundation are in our news roundup.
Learning crisis warning from UN chief
It's not enough just to get every child into school - they need a quality education that sets them up for work and future technology.
That was reinforced in the International Youth Day message on Monday from United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. He said: "We are facing a learning crisis.
Flooding continues in Guinea, Sierra Leone, and Sudan while Senegal, Ethiopia, and Cote d’Ivoire remain dry
A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and the Gambia has resulted in abnormal dryness.
Heavy rainfall last week, following a wet weather pattern in July, caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone. Continued heavy rainfall will maintain a high flood risk.
Fewer rainy days in southern Cote d’Ivoire has resulted in abnormal dryness. More seasonal rainfall is forecast next week.
Los Planes, Panamá. En los primeros seis meses del 2019, Panamá ha recibido desde Suramérica 34% más migrantes extrarregionales de los que se recibieron en todo el 2018. Cada día llegan a la Estación Temporal de Ayuda Humanitaria (ETAH) Los Planes, ubicada en la frontera de Costa Rica y Panamá, un promedio de 120 personas. En este contexto, OIM desarrolló la segunda ronda de encuestas de monitoreo de flujos a migrantes extrarregionales, bajo la metodología DTM (matriz de seguimiento a la movilidad, por sus siglas en inglés).