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17 Aug 2018 description
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Key figures:

192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

54,834 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

19,193 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

845 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,845 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

Funding

USD 85 M required for 2018

Highlights

13 Aug 2018 description

Amongst natural disasters, earthquakes are one of the most lethal kinds due to their unpredictable nature and devastating impact they can have in a matter of seconds. They can occur anywhere, at any time and impact differently depending on their magnitude, the season, the built environment, the time of day, causing a wide range of potential consequences on population. This make them a matter of political and humanitarian concern for health practitioners, policymakers and the hazard management community.

12 Aug 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 5-11 August 2018 and includes updates on dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Measles, Rubella, Ebola virus disease, MERS-CoV.

10 Aug 2018 description
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Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

54,644 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

18,860 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

819 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

Highlights

03 Aug 2018 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 29 July-4 August 2018 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, dengue, Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea, West Nile virus, Enterovirus detections and Ebola virus disease.

03 Aug 2018 description
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Key figures:

  • 192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

  • 372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

  • 54,416 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

  • 18,475 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

  • 801 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

  • 1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

  • 1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

27 Jul 2018 description
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Key Figures
- 179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
- 372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)
- 54,112 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya
- 18,039 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
- 783 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
- 1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018
- 1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylum-seekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding

USD 85 M required for 2018

25 Jul 2018 description

FOREWORD

In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

20 Jul 2018 description
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Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

54,100 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

17,847 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

761 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding

USD 85 M required for 2018

18 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Between January and June 2018, 50,800 refugees and migrants, including some 11,200 children, arrived in Europe through the Mediterranean. While Italy has recorded an 85 per cent decrease in sea arrivals in 2018 compared to the same period last year, Greece and Spain have seen a spike of 50 and 90 per cent respectively.

13 Jul 2018 description
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Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

53,388 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

16,919 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

735 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,525 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers evacuated since November 2017

Funding

USD 85 M required for 2018

05 Jul 2018 description

Our Message

While there is room for disagreement about migration policy, the humanitarian imperative means that we must never needlessly sacrifice the survival and dignity of any vulnerable people, including migrants.

29 Jun 2018 description

Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)1

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 -March 2018)

53,022 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya

16,452 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

680 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,525 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018 (including for evacuations)

25 Jun 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/12033-PAL/2223

General Assembly
Ad Hoc Committee for Voluntary Contributions to UNRWA, 1st Meeting (PM)

A total of 20 donors today announced contributions, or their intention to contribute, to the 2018 budget of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), as officials called for stable financing for the Agency amid devastating conflicts and violence in the Middle East.

24 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Italy

In order to tackle the humanitarian crisis provoked by the eruption of the Volcano del Fuego in Guatemala, the Italian Cooperation Agency has provided to make a multilateral emergency financing of 200,000 euros. This contribution responds to the appeal launched by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), which is engaged on the front line to guarantee basic assistance to the population struck by the natural disaster.

22 Jun 2018 description

Key figures:

179,400 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)1

372,022 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 -March 2018)1

52,739 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in the State of Libya2

16,186 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 20183

660 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,396 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018 (including for evacuations)

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.

04 Jun 2018 description

Situation at checkpoints: The State Border Guard Service recorded 1,130,700 crossings of the line of contact during April.
UNHCR’s partner R2P reported long queues as a main concern.

04 Jun 2018 description
report Government of Italy

A million euros is allocated to IOM to fund humanitarian relief actions in the Afghan provinces of Herat and Nimroz, which are on the border with Iran. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has made these funds available to help over 285,000 refugees, who returned from Iran with no IDs. The number of refugees is 150,000 more if compared to the same period a year earlier.

27 May 2018 description

On Saturday May 26, a healthy baby boy was born on board the MV Aquarius, a search and rescue ship run in partnership between the international medical humanitarian organisation Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and SOS MEDITERRANEE.

The baby, named Miracle, was born in international waters at 3.45 p.m. local time. His mother was rescued just two days before, on Thursday May 24, by an Italian navy vessel and later transferred to the Aquarius.