Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).
The present text is an extended summary of a report produced by the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat West Africa. The report examines mixed migration within, from and to West Africa and aims to gather available knowledge concerning people moving in mixed flows with the principal aim of identifying vulnerable groups and assessing their specific protection needs.
In August, there were approximately 12 200 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by almost two-thirds from the previous month. Meanwhile, Spain continued to see the heavy migratory pressure.
The total number of detections on the four main migratory routes in the first eight months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to approximately 142 700.
Why is financial protection important to reduce poverty and increase shared prosperity?
Financial losses from natural disasters continue to rise. Developing countries and their low-income populations experience the greatest impacts.
Over the last 10 years, global losses due to natural disasters have averaged $165 billion a year.
Le ministre espagnol de l’Intérieur, Juan Ignacio Zoido, a appelé, jeudi à Bruxelles, l’Union Européenne (UE) à soutenir les efforts importants fournis par le Maroc dans le domaine de la lutte contre l’immigration illégale.
"Les efforts de l’Union Européenne doivent se focaliser sur l’appui aux partenaires africains, comme le Maroc, qui accomplissent un travail extraordinaire qui bénéficie à tous" en matière de lutte contre l’immigration clandestine, a dit M. Zoido lors d’une réunion du Conseil "Justice et affaires intérieures" (JAI) de l’UE.
by Parastou Hassouri | published September 12, 2017
Jusqu’à trois quarts des enfants et des jeunes victimes de mauvais traitements, de traite et d’exploitation sur les routes migratoires de la mer Méditerranée – UNICEF, OIM
Les enfants d’Afrique subsaharienne sont davantage touchés que les autres groupes de migrants, une différence a priori liée à la discrimination et au racisme
Le rapport appelle l’Europe à ouvrir des voies de migration sécurisées et légales
Young migrants and refugees set out to escape harm or secure better futures – and face staggering risks in the process. For 17-year old Mohammad, who traveled through Libya to seek asylum in Italy, violence and persecution back home meant the choice was clear: “We risked our lives to come here,” he says, “we crossed a sea. We knew it is not safe, so we sacrificed. We do it, or we die.”
Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 31 August 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 10,592 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 400 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.
European Commission - Press release
Brussels, 6 September 2017
In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.
Sustainable Path to Water Security Urgent Priority for Arab World
New World Bank report maps out actions needed to prevent water scarcity from impacting future growth and stability in the Middle East and North Africa
Monthly trend report
Covering mixed migration to, through & from NORTH AFRICA
About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR, UNICEF and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
In 2017, between January and June, 99,865 refugees and migrants crossed the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa and Turkey. Most crossed the central Mediterranean from Libya to Italy. The top five countries of origin during this period were Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Bangladesh, Guinea (Conakry) and The Gambia. In the first six months of 2017, 74% of arrivals were men, 15% children, and 11% women.