Source: Médecins sans frontières (MSF) |

Place to safely disembark urgently needed for 111 people rescued from the Mediterranean Sea

Malta and Italy have denied MSF’s requests

The international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is requesting a place of safety to disembark 111 survivors—including 52 minors, the youngest of whom is four months old—on board the Geo Barents who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea on March 5 and 6. Malta and Italy have denied…

Source: Kingdom of Morocco - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates |

Morocco: MFA Nasser Bourita holds talks with his Maltese Counterpart

MFA Nasser Bourita underlined that the visit to Morocco of the Maltese top diplomat takes part in the wake of a positive dynamic in the bilateral relations in recent years

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation and Moroccan Expatriates, Mr. Nasser Bourita, received on February 22nd, 2022 in Rabat, the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Malta, Mr. Evarist Bartolo. Speaking at a joint press conference following their talks, MFA Nasser Bourita underlined that the visit to Morocco…

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Libya/EU: Conditions Remain ‘Hellish’ as EU Marks 5 Years of Cooperation Agreements

Over 82 000 refugees and migrants returned to Libya since deals were struck; conditions for refugees and migrants in Libya ‘hellish’. The European Union must stop helping to return people to hellish conditions in Libya, Amnesty International said today as the bloc marks five years of formal cooperation to intercept…

Source: WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean |

Coronavirus – Libya: Collective Efforts to Enhance Access to COVID-19 Vaccines in Libya

The Central Procurement and Supplies Unit within the Maltese Ministry of Health managed the delivery of these essential supplies to Libya

A plane carrying more than 40 000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine and 40 000 antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests donated by Malta has just arrived at Mitiga international airport in Tripoli. The Central Procurement and Supplies Unit within the Maltese Ministry of Health managed the delivery of these essential supplies to Libya,…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: New report from International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean

Besides offering analysis on migration flows within and from North and West Africa, this report also offers new evidence on the impact of COVID-19 on migrants and migration

Public debates surrounding migration in West and North Africa—indeed, across the Mediterranean Sea basin—often are riven by misconception and partial representations of a truly complex reality. A new volume by IOM’s Global Migration Data and Analysis Centre (GMDAC) titled Migration in West and North Africa and across the Mediterranean provides a more nuanced view. This comprehensive, fact-based and balanced account of migration from and within West and North Africa and on routes towardsthe…

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles |

Coronavirus - Seychelles: Public Health Authority Issues latest list of countries from which visitors are permitted in Seychelles

As of the 5th August 2020, the Public Health Authority has issued a list of countries approved for entry in Seychelles. Only visitors from the following country will be allowed in Seychelles. Note: This list will be updated periodically. Austria      Germany   Monaco  United Arab Emirates Belgium Hungary New…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Africa: COVID-19 compounds families’ painful search for missing and disappeared migrants

Due to COVID-19, more people are dying away from home and away from their families

Often, bereaved families have no opportunity to mourn their loved ones. However, their experiences have been paid meagre attention. With the support of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, IOM’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (IOM GMDAC) is carrying out qualitative research with families of missing migrants to better…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

Coronavirus - Libya: The International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNHCR, urge European States to disembark rescued migrants and refugees on board the Captain Morgan Vessels

IOM and UNHCR unequivocally reiterate that no one rescued at sea should be returned to Libya

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), are calling on Malta and other European States to speed efforts to bring some 160 rescued migrants and refugees, who remain at sea on board two Captain Morgan vessels, on to dry land and to safety. A separate…

Source: European Parliament |

Coronavirus - Libya: The situation in Libya and on the migration route to Europe

The fate of migrants and asylum-seekers attempting to reach European shores from Libya has become even more uncertain due to COVID-19

MEPs will discuss with Commission, Frontex, UNHCR, Council of Europe and NGOs the migration situation in Libya and on the Central Mediterranean route. Civil Liberties MEPs will hear about the conditions that thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers stranded in Libya are facing, often in locked camps and lacking the most…

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Coronavirus - Africa: Update on the ongoing Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Global Epidemic, Brief 13

Outbreak Update: Since the last brief (7 April 2020), 562,026 new confirmed1 coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases and 44,014 new deaths have been reported globally. This is a 46% increase in cases reported. To date, a total of 1,773,987 COVID-19 cases and 111,680 (CFR: 6%) related deaths have been reported…