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20 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • UNICEF and the Government of Turkey launched the extension of the national Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) to promote attendance, reduce drop-out, and encourage enrolment for some 230,000 vulnerable refugee children. Over 56,000 Syrian children received their first payment on 31 May.

20 Jun 2017 description


There has been a spike in displacement due to clashes between armed groups and Afghan security forces in southern Nangarhar. Over 10,000 people were displaced between 11 and 18 June, almost doubling the total displacement figure in the eastern provinces this year. 30 schools have been forced to close due to the escalation in conflict, depriving nearly 15,000 pupils of education.

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20 Jun 2017 description

The United States provided over $7 billion in humanitarian assistance in FY 2016, including more than $3.4 billion from the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). These funds provided life-saving assistance and protection to the world’s 22 million refugees, and to millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs), conflict victims, stateless persons, and vulnerable migrants.

20 Jun 2017 description

In May 2017, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,223 deaths and injuries caused by explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 82% (2,649) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

This represents a 48% increase in the number of civilians killed or injured compared to April 2017, when there were 1,794 civilian deaths and injuries.

20 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,384

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,110

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 62

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 9

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017: 892

20 Jun 2017 description

Key messages:

  • Each year millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge from conflicts, violence, human rights violations, persecution or natural disasters. The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people) has continued to rise in 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide. The majority of today's refugees live in the developing world, which means that they flee to countries already struggling with poverty and hardship.

20 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS . - By 18 June, the overall number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia shrunk to 6,324. 92% were accommodated in 18 governmental centres.
- Some centres remained overcrowded, especially the Transit Centres (TC) in Adasevci, Principovac and Sombor, where over 300 refugees and migrants, including UASC, are accommodated in temporary emergency shelters of rub halls or tents (below chart refers). On 17 June, authorities transferred 148 men and boys, most from Pakistan, from Sombor TC to Presevo Reception Centre (RC).

20 Jun 2017 description

Today on World Refugee Day I announce that the Australian Government will provide humanitarian assistance to support Afghan refugees in Pakistan, people returning to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries, and Afghan people who have been displaced by conflict.

The United Nations estimates over 3.3 million Afghan people are currently displaced across Afghanistan and Pakistan. Additionally, since January 2016 over 1.1 million people have returned to Afghanistan from neighbouring countries. Many returnees are in urgent need of assistance with resettlement and reintegration.

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

20 June 2017 – With a record 65.6 million people last year forcibly uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on the international community to provide support and solidarity.

“We reflect on the courage of those who fled and the compassion of those who welcome them,” the Secretary-General said in his video message for World Refugee Day, marked annually on 20 June.

He noted that more people than ever in our lifetimes are fleeing war, disasters and persecution.

20 Jun 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation


Parvati Nair Director of United Nations University Institute on Globalisation, Culture and Mobility and Professor of Hispanic, Cultural and Migration Studies at Queen Mary University of London, United Nations University

20 Jun 2017 description

On World Refugee Day and just before the European Council, the Red Cross EU Office calls on the EU and its Member States to assess the impact of the Partnership Framework approach on the right to seek and enjoy asylum.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Internews Network

Information is a lifeline to those in the midst of difficult and confusing journeys.

Andrea Panico isn’t getting much sleep. He takes my call at 9.30pm and he still has a long night ahead of him. By day, the We World team leader in Ventimiglia, Italy is attending a crisis management course and most nights he is out in the streets of the town from late at night until the early hours of the morning – talking to refugees and migrants.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. This overview document presents incidents reported over a 27-month period. It includes data shared by Report the Abuse and incidents reported in open sources and by Security in Numbers Database (SiND) partner agencies. It does not present a representative sample, but instead provides insight into the nature of these incidents.

19 Jun 2017 description

Before the summer of 2015, few would have anticipated that what began as the secondary movement of Syrian refugees in Turkey towards Europe, would be swamped by citizens of a myriad of other nationalities. 885,000 people crossed the Aegean sea in 2016; 1.1 million if you measure from the summer of 2015 to summer of 2016; of which in total only 44% were Syrian. They were followed by nationals of Afghanistan and Iraq, but also Bangladesh and Pakistan, Eritrea and Sudan.

19 Jun 2017 description

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Diagnostic capacity for Zika Virus enhanced

19 Jun 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

This year, more than 136,300 people have fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is 25 per cent less compared to the same period in the previous year, in which 181,030 people were displaced. Displacements this year have reached the majority of the country, with displacements being registered in 29 out of 34 provinces. Some 17 per cent of all displaced people have sought refuge in areas deemed hard to reach for humanitarian partners.

19 Jun 2017 description


  • Patients in need of trauma care often can rely only on humanitarian partners for treatment.
  • Communities are forced into displacement in contested, formerly peaceful, areas.
  • An Afghan grandmother speaks of her dire living conditions in displacement.
  • 60 incidents against the health sector have been registered since January.
  • Funding received for the Afghanistan HRP ranks in the global mid-field.