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UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is appealing for US$421.2 million to help provide meaningful alternatives to refugees and others undertaking dangerous journeys to Europe.
The number of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe from Africa through Libya is increasing and, with it, the risks they face crossing the Sahara Desert and the Mediterranean Sea. In the first six months of this year, 2,171 refugees and migrants died or went missing in the Central Mediterranean, many others are believed to have died trying to cross into Libya.
IOM Launches Updated Response Plan for Mediterranean and Beyond
Switzerland - IOM has released an update to its June 2015 response plan “Addressing Complex Migration Flows in the Mediterranean.” It includes a series of proposed interventions to be implemented through December 2016, some of which are already underway, others are still at the planning stage.
Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million
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The North Africa subregion serves as either a transit or final destination for sizeable mixed migration movements from subSaharan Africa. In addition, the instability still affecting much of North Africa continues to generate irregular movements from the region to Europe. UNHCR offices throughout North Africa witnessed an increase in the number of asylum-seekers in 2013.
GLIDE n° OT-2011-0000025-TUN/LBY/EGY/SYR/YEM/LEB/JOR
Appeal target (current): This revised Emergency Appeal seeks CHF 18,673,301 in cash, kind or services to assist 435,000 until the end of June 2012. A final report will be issued by end September 2012 (3 months after the end of the operation).
Appeal coverage: 71%
Period covered by this Ops Update: 17 May to 22 June, 2011.
Appeal target (current): with this Operations Update, This Emergency Appeal, as per the current revision, seeks CHF 15,145,920 in cash, kind or services to assist 300,000 beneficiaries. Additional financing being sought reflects a new scope of initiatives for Libya and Phase 2 activities in Tunisia primarily focused on displaced Libyans and Tunisian host families in the south of the country.
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Since the start of the crisis on 16 February, over 803,000 people have fled Libya, including 296,500 Libyans, 94,884 Egyptians, 58,904 Nigeriens, 41,322 Tunisians, 24,365 Chadians and over 271,200 third-country nationals (TCNs). Of this outflow, 397,870 people (or 49%) have fled to Tunisia, with a further 284,590 (35%) to Egypt. Other countries in the region which have received significant numbers of people fleeing the crisis include Italy and Malta which have received some 12,000 people by sea, plus Sudan (2,800).
Support to People Affected by the Conflict in Libya - LBY111
Appeal Target: US$ 2,236,037
Balance Requested: US$ 1,590,218
Geneva, 17 May 2011
Revised Appeal target (current): this emergency appeal seeks CHF 14,840,345 in cash, kind or services to assist some 250,000 beneficiaries (150,000 in Tunisia; 50,000 in Egypt, 20,000 in Syria; 20,000 in Yemen, plus additional beneficiaries covered by response activities, disaster preparedness and contingency planning efforts in other countries. Both the revised budget and the interim financial report are attached (as per income and expenditure figures at the end of March) and the reporting timeframe is included on the interim report
APPEAL # 6826 AMOUNT: $100,000
April 1, 2011
SITUATION: Violence resulting from the armed conflict between the Libyan military and opposition forces has caused more than 376,000 persons, mainly migrant workers, to flee Libya since February. More than 190,000 of them have crossed intoTunisia, more than 154,000 have fled to Egypt and the balance of the displaced people have gone to Algeria, Niger, Chad and Sudan.
Following the outbreak of violence in the Libyan Arab Jamahirya in February, and in order to assist tens of thousands of people fleeing the conflict in that country, a Regional Flash Appeal was launched on 7 March. Three weeks on, the Flash Appeal has enabled organizations to provide coordinated humanitarian aid to affected populations. The Flash Appeal requested US$160.3 million and (as of 1 April) has received $113 million (70%) in funding towards its original requirements.
Appeal Target: US$ 1,024,103
Geneva, 30 March 2011
The conflict in Libya between Gaddafi's government and opposition forces which started on 16 February 2011 has resulted in violence in Libya, which has predominantly affected the main towns along the northern coast. According to the most recent UN OCHA report, more than 376,000 persons, mainly migrant workers, have fled Libya since 20 February.
GLIDE n=B0 OT-2011-000025-TUN/LBY/EGY
24 March 2011
Revised Appeal target (current): This revised emergency appeal seeks a total of CHF 12,269,102 in cash, kind or services to assist 150,000 beneficiaries. The operation is being extended until the end of December, 2011, and the beneficiary figure has been increased to include disaster preparedness and contingency planning efforts underway in Tunisia and other areas.
Appeal coverage: 70%; this is a provisional figure based on the Preliminary Emergency Appeal budget and did not include contributions that are in the pipeline.
The Finnish Red Cross launches an emergency appeal for funds on March 14. The Finnish Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund needs donations to prepare for helping victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In addition to Japan, the Disaster Relief Fund is also currently helping victims of the crisis in Libya.
'The scale of the disaster in Japan is unfolding slowly and the huge need for relief aid is as yet impossible to assess.
IOM has today increased its appeal for the Libyan crisis to US$49.2 million dollars, urging the international donor community to not let up in responding to the crisis.
The funds would allow the Organization to assist in the evacuation of up to 65,000 migrants caught up in the Libyan crisis, including groups still inside the country.
- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
The clearest humanitarian needs in the Libyan crisis to date stem from the outflow of people fleeing the conflict that began in mid-February. So far, these are mostly migrant workers of whom Libya has been host to some 2.5 million.
As of 5 March, this outflow amounts to 191,748 people who have gone mostly to Tunisia (104,275), Egypt (84,970) and Niger (2,500), with many more possibly to come.
Nearly 100,000 people have already fled across borders to escape from the violence and the rapidly spreading conflict in Libya. Up to 40,000 people have crossed the border from Libya into Tunisia, whilst an estimated 55,000 people have crossed into Egypt. This first wave is mostly constituted of men, primarily returning nationals or third country migrants.