Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the 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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Source: Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) |

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…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon celebrates the power of storytelling for students and professionals at Visa pour l’Image 2020

Canon Student Development Programme open for entry to 48 countries

For the 31st year, Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) is proud to announce it will partner with Visa pour l’Image, one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals. Taking place in Perpignan, France, between 29th August – 13th September 2020, this long-standing partnership highlights Canon’s commitment to photojournalism, from students learning the craft…

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Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

International Organization for Migration (IOM) Alarmed by Return of Migrants to Libya from Maltese Waters

IOM reiterates its call to the international community to establish a clear and quick disembarkation mechanism to end the return and detention of vulnerable people in Libya

A wooden boat carrying 49 migrants was returned to Libya after becoming stranded in Maltese waters when its engine stopped working.  The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is alarmed by this apparent breach of international maritime law and appeals to the European Union and the international community for immediate and…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon celebrates the Power of Storytelling for Students and Professionals at Visa Pour l’Image 2020

Canon Student Development Programme open for entry to 48 countries

For the 31st year, Canon Europe (https://www.Canon-Europe.com/) is proud to announce it will partner with Visa pour l’Image, one of the world’s leading photojournalism festivals. Taking place in Perpignan, France, between 29th August – 13th September 2020, this long-standing partnership highlights Canon’s commitment to photojournalism, from students learning the craft…

Source: International Organization for Migration (IOM) |

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Calls on the International Community for Urgent Action to Find Alternatives to Disembarkation in Libya

The United Nations continues to document abuse, torture, disappearances and dire conditions in Libyan detention centres

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is calling on the international community including the European Union to find an alternative safe disembarkation mechanism for migrants rescued fleeing Libya by boat after roughly 200 migrants were returned to Tripoli, hours after the city's main port was heavily shelled on Tuesday. “Libya…

Source: The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany - Windhoek |

Opening of a Visa Application Centre

Germany represents Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Hungary in Schengen visa matters

The German Embassy will outsource the application process for Schengen visas in Namibia to a service provider (TLS Group S.A.) with a Visa Application Centre (VAC) based in Windhoek, starting as from 2 March 2020. According to the European Visa Code, Germany represents Belgium, France, Greece, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands,…