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.
Highlights in July
• The latest information from IOM shows that the number of migrants and refugees transiting through the town of Séguédine in Northern Niger on their way to Libya has reduced significantly in 2017 compared with the same period in 2016. In May 2016, IOM recorded 67,750 people transiting through Séguédine compared to 3,795 in May 2017. According to IOM many migrants are now transiting around Séguédine to avoid the increased security in the town.
This month, the CASWA 4Mi paper focuses on migration linked to ongoing conflict and political instability.
Regional mixed migration summary for June 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.