This news roundup is a compilation of tweets made by the IDC Co-ordinator for the Middle East and North Africa Region. For live updates follow @IDC_MENA



The “Protection at Sea” dialogue, led by UNHCR was attended by IDC

  • Human rights protection challenges affecting migrants at sea
  • Morocco highlights migration not a control/security issue but needs humanitarian approach
  •  Chief of Italian Navy says “Mare Nostrum was not a pull factor”
  • IOM Monitoring Migrant Deaths in Three Recent Shipwrecks: Spain, Italy, Yemen

Editorial on civil society amoung fears of repression & silencing

Ethiopia sees spike in arrival of Eritrean refugees

New immigration detention laws passed 

Migrants hope PM will turn over new leaf as Tel Aviv residents file police complaint

Plan to fine African asylum seekers’ employers, making it harder for asylum seekers to find work & settle


Queries over border closure

Ten migrants dead and dozens missing

Widespread & systematic torture creates huge need for rehabilitation

Human Rights Watch urges states to suspend returns to Libya