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11 Oct 2019 description

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.

10 Oct 2019 description

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.

08 Oct 2019 description

A total of 66,268 migrants and refugees arrived in Europe through different land and sea routes between January and August 2019, 24 per cent less than the same period last year when 87,611 sea and land arrivals were reported, 50 per cent less than the 133,390 arrivals registered in this period of 2017 and 78 per cent less than the 296,512 registered during this period in 2016.

03 Oct 2019 description
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General situation during September 2019
Forecast until mid-November 2019

WESTERN REGION: CALM SITUATION.

A second generation of breeding occurred in Chad while small-scale breeding was underway in Algeria, Niger and probably southern Mauritania and northern Mali. FORECAST. Breeding will decline in Mali, Niger and Chad but increase in northwest Mauritania where small groups may form, and possibly extend to Western Sahara in Morocco. Local breeding may occur in Algeria.

CENTRAL REGION: THREAT SITUATION.

24 Sep 2019 description

The Sahel region is the perfect illustration of the interdependent link between climate change, security and sustainable development, said, Sunday in New York, minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita.

In a speech on the occasion of the holding of a consultative meeting of the Climate Commission for the Sahel region at UN headquarters, Bourita stressed that "the Sahel region, like the African continent, is unduly and disproportionately affected by the consequences of global warming to which it contributes almost nothing".

21 Sep 2019 description
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 63 of the provisional agenda
Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, questions relating to refugees, returnees and displaced persons and humanitarian questions

Summary

19 Sep 2019 description

FAO report cites 41 countries needing external assistance for food

Dry weather and protracted conflicts are primary drivers

19 September 2019, Rome - Some 41 countries continue to be in need of external assistance for food, with conflicts acting as the primary cause of high levels of food insecurity and adverse weather conditions - particularly rainfall shortages in Africa - acutely affecting food availability and access for millions of people, a quarterly report by the United Nations says.

16 Sep 2019 description

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.

16 Sep 2019 description

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.

16 Sep 2019 description

Overview

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.

13 Sep 2019 description

OVERVIEW

CONTEXT

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.

13 Sep 2019 description

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.

10 Sep 2019 description
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Seventy-fourth session
Item 48 of the provisional agenda*
Assistance in mine action

I. Introduction

05 Sep 2019 description

Persisting heavy rainfall triggers flooding across parts of West and East Africa

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal, The Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, and Mauritania has caused significant dryness.

  2. Persisting heavy rainfall following abnormally wet conditions in July has caused flash flooding in Sierra Leone.

05 Sep 2019 description

(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.

03 Sep 2019 description
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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.

30 Aug 2019 description

Flood risk persists in parts of West Africa and Sudan while Ethiopia remains abnormally dry

  1. A poor start to the rainfall season across Senegal and Gambia has led to significant dryness.

  2. Continued heavy rainfall has caused flooding in Dakar. Heavy rainfall is likely to continue maintaining the risk for flooding in the region.