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Most read reports
- Tunisia: Mixed Migration Profiling, Key Findings (Rescue at sea and arrivals by land/air) - 30 June 2018
- Tunisia, Migrant Rescue: Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (3 August 2018)
- Tunisia: Migrant Rescue Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF n° MDRTN007
- Tunisia: Overview Situation Report - 30 June 2018
- UNHCR Tunisia Factsheet - March 2018
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 63,142 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 16 August, with 26,350 to Spain, the leading destination this year. This compares with 119,137 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 266,423 at this point in 2016.
CENTRAL MEDITERRANEAN, AUGUST 12, 2018 - Responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in the Central Mediterranean, a total of 141 people were rescued on Friday by the search and rescue vessel the Aquarius, chartered by SOS MEDITERRANEE and operated in partnership with Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).
Between 1 January and 31 July 2018, 2,896 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 16% of all sea arrivals in this period. Consistent with an overall decrease in sea arrivals this year so far, the numbers of UASC reaching Italian shores in the first seven months of 2018 are considerably lower than in the same period last year, when over 12,600 landed in Italy. However, the proportion of UASC among sea arrivals in the January-July 2018 period (16%) is only slightly higher than in January-July 2017 (13%).
Between 1 January and 31 July 2018, 18,510 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is an 81 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (95,213). Just over 1,900 persons reached Italian shores in July 2018, a significant reduction compared to arrivals in June (3,136) and May (3,963). The reduction is even more significant when compared to the numbers of refugees and migrants crossing the sea to Italy in June 2017, when 11,461 registered at landing points.
Between 1 January and 30 June 2018, 16,566 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 80% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (83,752). Just over 3,100 refugees and migrants arrived by sea in June 2018, a decrease compared to the 3,900 who reached Italian shores in May and a significant reduction compared to the 23,500 refugees and migrants who crossed the sea, mostly from North Africa, in June 2017.
Overview and developments
Between 1 January and 31 May 2018, 13,430 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 78% decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (60,228). Over 3,900 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores in May, which is an increase compared to numbers registered in February, March and April. However, monthly arrivals are significantly lower than in May 2017, when almost 23,000 were registered at landing points in southern Italy.
IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain a better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, exit, and transit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres).
Global Overview JULY 2018
Migration takes center stage at EU summit
Au Mali, le nombre d’individus observés aux 10 Points de suivi des flux en juin 2018 était de 7 194 (3 782 entrants et 3 412 sortants). Le nombre moyen d’individu identifiés en juin 2018 était de 240 personnes par jour, représentant une baisse de 16% par rapport au mois précédent. Les ressortissants Maliens, Guinéens, Ivoiriens, Sénégalais et Gambiens représentaient 82% des migrants identifiés. 83% des migrants étaient des hommes et 5% d’entre eux étaient des mineurs. L’Algérie, la Mauritanie, le Niger et le Burkina Faso sont les principaux points de transit après le Mali.
Au Mali, le nombre d’individus observés aux différents points de suivi des flux depuis le 30 juin 2016 est de 117 575 (33 281 entrées et 84 294 sorties). Ceci représente une moyenne de 161 individus par jour. Les guinéens, sénégalais, ivoiriens et gambiens représentent la majorité des migrants identifiés. 89% des migrants sont des hommes, et 7% d’entre eux sont des mineurs. La majorité indique vouloir se rendre en Algérie et en Libye, tandis que 37% déclarant vouloir se rendre en Europe, principalement en Italie et en Espagne.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 57,571 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 29 July 2018. That total compares to 112,375 at this time last year.
Spain is currently the main arrival-by-sea country in the Mediterranean with 22,858 migrants arriving since the beginning of the year and 1,866 of them arriving since 25 July alone. This is approximately 16,345 more migrants than arrived in Spain in the same period in 2017.
In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.
“The plight of these children is a consequence of war”
A year and a half after so-called Islamic State was kicked out of its last stronghold in Libya, 24 parentless children of its foreign fighters are growing up in a high-security, makeshift orphanage tucked away down a sidestreet in the northwestern city of Misrata.
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Key developments in Africa in the week of July 15th include increased attacks by Boko Haram in several states surrounding Nigeria, and targeted political violence in Zimbabwe and Burundi. Regular fighting also occurred in Somalia, Mali, CAR and DRC, while riots and protests dominated the political landscapes in Ghana, Kenya and North Africa.
Updates on achievements
Over 819,000 Somalis are living outside their county as asylum-seekers and refugees. The majority (767,500) live in neighbouring countries of Ethiopia (256,000), Kenya (255,500) and Yemen (256,000). UNHCR strives to find durable solutions for Somali refugees to enable them to rebuild their lives either in the country of asylum, resettle to a third country or by supporting voluntary return. So far, UNHCR has assisted 83,669 refugees to return to Somalia in safety and dignity from nine different countries of asylum.
TUNIS – Representatives of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) have met the Mayor of Benghazi AbdelRahman el-Abbar, to discuss how best WFP and the United Nations can provide support to the country.