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04 Dec 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub



EU parliament president proposes new scheme for responsibility sharing

30 Nov 2018 description


UNHCR has long upheld age, gender and diversity (AGD) mainstreaming as an essential approach to understand and respond to the needs of all persons of concern. UNHCR makes considerable efforts in Europe to integrate AGD considerations both in operational planning, programme implementation and while engaging with governments in protection, advocacy and legal interventions. This report highlights a range of initiatives across the region in 2017 and 2018 to illustrate this.

15 Nov 2018 description


During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

12 Nov 2018 description
report CARE

La France organise, du 11 au 13 novembre, le 1er Forum de Paris sur la Paix. Cet événement vise à démontrer que la coopération internationale est essentielle pour relever les défis politiques, environnementaux, économiques et sociaux à l’échelle mondiale et assurer une paix durable. Il va réunir une cinquantaine d’États, et des représentant.e.s d’organisations internationales, d’ONG et d’entreprises. Philippe Lévêque, notre directeur, décrypte les enjeux de ce sommet.

Que peut-on attendre de ce Forum sur la Paix ?

07 Nov 2018 description

China and France launched a new joint Earth observation satellite on 29 October which aims to assist with a range of tasks including global marine monitoring, disaster management, and risk reduction as well as tracking the effects of climate change.

31 Oct 2018 description


88,250 in Q1-Q3 2018

143,500 in Q1-Q3 2017

Dead and Missing

1,866 in Q1-Q3 2018

2,685 in Q1-Q3 2017

31 Oct 2018 description

Les 19 et 20 octobre derniers, la Croix-Rouge Française organisait les premières journées nationales du rétablissement des liens familiaux (RLF). Activité centenaire – née durant la première guerre mondiale avec l’Agence centrale des prisonniers de guerre du CICR à Genève – le RLF et la recherche des personnes portées disparues demeurent parmi les activités phare du Mouvement international de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge.

29 Oct 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub



No NGO rescue boats currently in central Mediterranean, agencies warn

26 Oct 2018 description


• New legal provisions double the maximum length of immigration detention to 90 days and allow for the re-detention of people shortly after being released from a previous stay in detention.

• The new provisions fail to prohibit the detention of accompanied children, contrary to recommendations from national and international human rights bodies.

• A new asylum law adopted in 2018 lacks important safeguards for people seeking protection, which observers fear could lead to widespread detention of asylum seekers.

25 Oct 2018 description

Key Findings

A large majority of migrants are men (88%).

7% of observed migrants at Flow Monitoring Points are minors.

139,958 migrants (43,190 incoming and 96,768 outgoing) were observed at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 184 migrants per day

The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 35% intended to travel to Europe, particularly to Italy and Spain

Algeria, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Niger are major transit points after Mali

05 Oct 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Des procédures défectueuses les privent de services essentiels

À Paris, les autorités de protection de l’enfance ont recours à des procédures défectueuses qui aboutissent à des refus arbitraires de reconnaissance du statut de mineur à des enfants migrants non accompagnés, privant nombre d’entre eux d’une assistance dont ils ont désespérément besoin.

05 Oct 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Flawed Procedures Block Access to Services

Paris child protection authorities employ inadequate procedures that arbitrarily deny formal recognition as a child to unaccompanied migrant children, denying many the services they desperately need.

01 Oct 2018 description

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, se félicite de la décision de Malte d’autoriser le débarquement, depuis le navire ONG Aquarius, de 58 personnes secourues en mer, ce qui met fin à leur calvaire après plusieurs jours en mer. Nous sommes également reconnaissants envers la France, l’Allemagne, le Portugal et l’Espagne qui ont offert d’accueillir ces personnes depuis Malte.

30 Sep 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is grateful to Malta for its decision to allow 58 rescued people from the NGO ship Aquarius to be disembarked, ending their ordeal after days at sea. We are also grateful to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain who have offered to receive these people from Malta.

30 Sep 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

- Morocco launches anti-smuggling operation
- Armed Clashes in Tripoli Take Heavy Toll on Migrants
- EU says it won’t reply to Italy’s ‘threats’ over migrants
- Rescue vessel Aquarius allowed to dock in Malta

28 Sep 2018 description

In October, Bolivia assumes the presidency of the Council. Early in the month a Council visiting mission to the DRC is planned, focused on the upcoming elections. Following the return of the Council delegation, there will be a briefing to the Council by the trip co-leads (Bolivia, Equatorial Guinea and France). Special Representative of the Secretary-General Leila Zerrougui is also scheduled to brief on the activities of the UN mission in the DRC.