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22 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,944 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 171 days of 2018. That total compares to 84,675 at this time last year, and over 215,997 at this time in 2016.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Islamic Relief

Use the expertise of faith groups to support refugees, says new report

With over 65.6 million people being displaced the current level of resources to assist and protect refugees are simply not enough. This World Refugee Day, we urge national governments to take meaningful actions to resettle a larger numbers of refugees, and collaborate with faith groups in welcoming them to their country. With ever increasing numbers the rights and dignity of refugees are at greater risk.

19 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 40,073 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 24 weeks of 2018.

That total compares to 80,683 at this time last year, and over 215,000 at this time in 2016.

18 Jun 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Jun 2018): 15,517
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 17 Jun 2017): 66,752
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 17 Jun 2018 2,155
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 17 Jun 2017 6,524
Average daily arrivals in June 2018 so far: 127
Average daily arrivals in May 2018: 126
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 17 Jun) 500
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 17 Jun) 802
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 17 Jun) 2,107
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 17 Jun) 2,194
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med 2,873

18 Jun 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities in order to gain 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).

18 Jun 2018 description

Le contexte de déplacement au Mali reste complexe et fluide. Des mouvements de personnes déplacées résidant actuellement dans les régions du sud vers les régions du nord continuent d'être signalés. Alors que certains ont indiqué être retournés définitivement, d'autres déplacés expliquent faire des allers-retours entre le lieu de déplacement et le lieu d'origine.

18 Jun 2018 description

In Tunisia, UNHCR aims to support the establishment of a national asylum system, and to build national capacity for refugee protection.

UNHCR identifies, assists and protects refugees in a context marked by mixed migration movements. UNHCR also maintains preparedness efforts in view of a potential major influx.

Together with its partners, UNHCR identifies solutions to help refugees build a new life through socio-economic integration, resettlement and other alternative pathways.

Working with Partners

15 Jun 2018 description

Guide for policy makers

This report provides an overview of alternatives to immigration detention in Africa. Drawing from examples in 32 African countries, the report highlights some of the measures in place that contribute to the effective and humane governance of migration, while avoiding the use of unnecessary immigration detention.
African policy makers are facing both internal and external pressure to manage migration more effectively. The research undertaken for this report demonstrates that:

12 Jun 2018 description

Key developments in Africa on the week of June 3rd include the fragile situation in Ethiopia, where political and economic reforms are endangered by ethnic violence; the heavy campaign led by Al Shabaab during the Ramadan month in Somalia; the continued violence in CAR’s Bambari area and in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado region; and other relevant events across the continent.

12 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – As the Aquarius rescue vessel makes the three-day journey to Spain, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 35,504 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of Sunday, 10 June 2018. This compares with 73,748 arrivals across the region during the same period last year. So far this month, 2,746 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain. The 14,330 migrants, who are registered as having arrived by sea to Italy this year is 76.81 per cent lower than that reported last year in the same period, which was recorded as 61,779.

11 Jun 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 10 Jun 2018): 14,219
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 10 Jun 2017): 61,201
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 10 Jun 2018 857
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 10 Jun 2017 973
Average daily arrivals in June 2018 so far: 86
Average daily arrivals in May 2018: 126
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 10 Jun) 486
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 10 Jun) 784
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 10 Jun) 1,904
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 10 Jun) 1,986
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med 2,873

11 Jun 2018 description

On 3 June, a boat packed with over 180 migrants sank off the Tunisian coast, near the island of Kerkennah, causing the tragic death of at least 100 persons. The accident probably represents Tunisia’s deadliest migrant shipwreck and brings again to the fore the upsurge of irregular migration from the country – also known as el-harga in Tunisian.

With the exception of the massive irregular influx into Europe of more than 28,000 Tunisians at the wake of the revolution, Tunisian arrivals in Italy decreased substantially between 2012 and 2016 as border controls were restored.

11 Jun 2018 description

Introduction

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA) supports disaster response and preparedness activities in 20 countries by working closely with Humanitarian Coordinator’s (HC)/Resident Coordinator’s (RC) offices, OCHA Country Offices and Humanitarian Advisory Teams (HATs).

08 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 33,400 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of 6 June 2018. So far this month, 1,190 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain (47% of total European arrivals).

The 33,400 arrivals since 1 January this year compares with 73,078 arrivals across the region through the same period last year. The number is also significantly lower compared to 6 June last year, with a 55 per cent decrease.

08 Jun 2018 description

The 1 -3 June saw devastating loss of life across all the three major Mediterranean migration routes, making it the deadliest weekend in the region this year. An estimated 125 men, women and children have drowned off the coast of Turkey, Tunisia, Algeria, Spain and Morocco in separate incidents.

05 Jun 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 03 Jun 2018): 13,706
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 03 Jun 2017): 60,394
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 03 Jun 2018 344
Total arrivals 1 Jun - 03 Jun 2017 166
Average daily arrivals in June 2018 so far: 115
Average daily arrivals in May 2018: 126
Dead and missing in 2018 - Central Med (as of 03 Jun) 478
Dead and missing in 2018 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 03 Jun) 771
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med (as of 03 Jun) 1,802
Dead and missing in 2017 - Mediterranean Sea (as of 03 Jun) 1,883
Dead and missing in 2017 - Central Med 2,873