Mapping for protection services report

The lack of protection services on major routes used by refugees and migrants is alarming and has become more acute than in recent years. Each year, hundreds of thousands of refugees and migrants risk their lives to move on routes that extend from the East and Horn of Africa and West Africa towards North Africa’s Atlantic coast, and across the Central Mediterranean Sea to Europe. As well as Africans, there are also many refugees and migrants from Asia and the Middle East among those arriving in North Africa, coming from countries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Egypt and Syria.  The findings of this third edition of UNHCR’s “Mapping for Protection Services Report, a routes-based approach to protection services along mixed movement routes” highlight a significant discrepancy in the level of services provided on the different segments of the routes that have been mapped.

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