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04 Apr 2019 description

Reproduction printanière attendue avec l’amélioration de la situation sur la côte de la mer Rouge

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin s’améliore le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge suite aux opérations de lutte intensives qui ont concerné plus de 80 000 ha en mars, ainsi qu’au dessèchement des conditions.

03 Apr 2019 description
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Situation Improving on Red Sea coast

The Desert Locust situation was slowly improving along both sides of the Red Sea during March as a result of intensive control operations that treated more than 80,000 ha and due to drying conditions. Nevertheless, second-generation breeding continued in those areas of Sudan and Saudi Arabia where ecological conditions remained favourable, giving rise to additional hopper and adult groups, bands and a few swarms.

22 Mar 2019 description


In 2017, 28,300 refugees and migrants arrived to Spain by the Western Mediterranean route. 78 per cent arrived by sea, and 22 per cent crossed by land routes to the Spanish North African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla. Government figures for 2017 indicated that 87 per cent of these arrivals came from eight countries: Morocco (19 per cent), Algeria (18 per cent), Guinea (14 per cent), Côte d’Ivoire (13 per cent), Gambia (10 per cent), Syria (8 per cent), Cameroon (3 per cent), and Mali (2 per cent).

22 Mar 2019 description

Key figures:

  • 170,490 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
  • 445,845 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2018)
  • 57,285 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
  • 336 overall persons arrived in Italy
  • 284 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2019
  • 528 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2019
  • 3,303 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding USD 88.1 M required for 2019

13 Mar 2019 description

Poursuite des opérations de lutte le long de la côte de la mer Rouge

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée préoccupante durant la majeure partie de février le long des deux rives de la mer Rouge avec la poursuite de la reproduction de la deuxième génération en Égypte, au Soudan, en Érythrée et en Arabie saoudite, entraînant la formation de nouveaux groupes de larves et d’ailés, ainsi que de bandes et d’essaims. Les opérations de lutte se sont poursuivies dans tous les pays, avec 80 000 ha traités.

12 Mar 2019 description


2,491 Refugees evacuated temporarily from Libya to Niger as part of the ETM (Emergency Transit Mechanism) from November 2017 – February 2019

1,675 Persons profiled by UNHCR in Agadez seeking asylum

62,671 Persons internally displaced in the Tillaberi & Tahoua regions

Operational Context

The key situations include:

11 Mar 2019 description


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.

07 Mar 2019 description


During 2018, over 32,300 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 20 countries in Europe. This is 17% less than in 2017, but approximately double the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years. Six countries that received smaller numbers of resettlement submissions in 2017 did not receive any further submissions during 2018.

07 Mar 2019 description


FAO assesses that globally 41 countries, of which 31 are in Africa, continue to be in need of external assistance for food.
Conflict remains the main driver of high levels of severe food insecurity. Weather‑induced production declines and economic instability have also adversely impacted on food availability and access.



04 Mar 2019 description
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General situation during February 2019

Forecast until mid-April 2019

Control operations continue along the Red Sea coast

04 Mar 2019 description
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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.

28 Feb 2019 description


France will hold the presidency in March. France and Germany, the Council president in April, will hold a “joint presidency” covering both months.

There will be one open debate on combating the financing of terrorism, during which a resolu-tion may be adopted.

The Council is expected to carry out a visiting mission to Mali. A briefing on the visiting mission and a ministerial meeting on Mali with the par-ticipation of Malian Prime Minister Soumeylou Boubèye Maïga are scheduled shortly after the delegation returns.