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29 Aug 2016 description
report HALO Trust

Abdul Hakim carries fragmentation in his shoulder and leg from a Russian mine which wounded him while he was fighting as a young mujahid in 1987 in the hills near Mazar-e-Sharif, but that doesn’t slow him down now as he walks these same hills with his 10-year-old grandson Kazim tending to their flock of 40 sheep. He explains why he refuses to register with the government to receive disability payments,

I’m strong because I drink goat’s milk! 

16 Aug 2016 description

An estimated at US$43 million in contributions and deposits are committed to the CHF-Afghanistan pooled fund in 2016, representing 70% of the Fund’s target set at US$59 million by the Humanitarian Coordinator or 15% of the 2016 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

11 Jul 2016 description
report European Union
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Executive Summary

The 2015 Annual Report on the Situation of Asylum in the European Union aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the number and nature of applications for international protection made in the EU+ (1). It examines how those applications were processed and indicates important developments at EU+ and national level in order to describe the functioning of the Common European Asylum System (CEAS) in each of its key aspects.

Introduction

01 Jul 2016 description

Assisted Voluntary Returns Peaked at 70,000 in 2015: IOM

Switzerland - IOM assisted 69,540 migrants from 97 host and/or transit countries and 156 countries of origin in 2015, as part of its Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes, according to the newly-released AVRR 2015 Key Highlights report.

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

13 Jun 2016 description

Avec une multitude de conflits et de crises générant des déplacements de populations sans précédent à travers le monde, la réinstallation s’avère essentielle dans les efforts du HCR pour trouver des solutions et plaider pour un partage équitable des responsabilités dans l’aide aux réfugiés, peut-on lire dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR.

13 Jun 2016 description

With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part of UNHCR’s efforts to find solutions and advocate for fairer responsibility-sharing for refugees, a UNHCR report released today at an annual meeting in Geneva says.

07 Jun 2016 description

BALANCE

As of 22 May, US$ 31,381,306 is available with the administrative agent MPTF with deposits from:

Australia
US$ 5,848,785
May 2016

Denmark
US$ 1,448,394
January 2016

Germany
US$ 1,122,900
April 2016

Netherlands
US$ 6,810,000
April 2016

Sweden (SIDA)
US$ 7,467,624
March 2016

UK (DFID)
US$ 8,875,800
December 2015

2016 PLEDGES

04 Jun 2016 description

Strategic Assessment

The global terrorist threat continued to evolve rapidly in 2015, becoming increasingly decentralized and diffuse. Terrorist groups continued to exploit an absence of credible and effective state institutions, where avenues for free and peaceful expression of opinion were blocked, justice systems lacked credibility, and where security force abuses and government corruption went unchecked.

21 May 2016 description

Norway will provide NOK 208 million in humanitarian aid to Afghanistan in 2016, twice as much as in 2015. ‘There are still urgent humanitarian needs that are not being met. Eight million Afghans need protection and emergency assistance. Every single day so far this year almost a thousand people have had to flee their homes,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is visiting Kabul today.

05 Apr 2016 description
report European Union

Summary

In 2015, Member States reported more than 1 820 000 detections of illegal border-crossing along the external borders.

This never-before-seen figure was more than six times the number of detections reported in 2014, which was itself an unprecedented year, with record monthly averages observed since April 2014.

26 Mar 2016 description

1. Highlights

  • The total number of migrants and refugees stranded in Greece and in the Western Balkans is 53,941. For a more detailed look, please see the accommodation pages of Greece, fYROM, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia.

  • On March 18, EU leaders met with their Turkish counterpart, Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmed Davutoğlu. They reached an agreement aimed at stopping the flow of irregular migration via Turkey to Europe. The main action points of the agreement are available here.

16 Mar 2016 description

Asylum seekers and other migrants are arriving in Europe and encountering rapidly changing border controls as they seek transit through Europe. The EU is implementing its “hotspot” approach for new arrival registration in Italy and Greece. This is a snapshot of the situation based on available unclassified data as of March 4, 2016.

25 Feb 2016 description

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Thursday 2/25/2016 - 14:50 GMT

European nations have adopted a raft of restrictive measures since the beginning of the year as they seek to stem an influx of asylum seekers.

Since the beginning of the year more than 110,000 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe after crossing the Mediterranean, adding to the more than one million people that landed on the continent in 2015, according to the International Organization for Migration.

Blocked in Balkans

12 Feb 2016 description

1. Highlights

  • Flow Monitoring: As of 10 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 4,681 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 4 February – 10 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

05 Feb 2016 description
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  1. Highlights
  • Flow Monitoring: As of 02 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 3,765 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 26 January-02 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

21 Jan 2016 description

Arrivals/Departure: In Greece, a ferry strike is on-going for the next 2 days. Travel to the mainland will not be possible thus the number of people present on the Greek islands is expected to increase causing possible congestion of reception facilities. However, compared to previous similar events (ferry strike of 4 December 2015), and given that the arrival rate to the islands is significantly lower, the impact is expected would be moderate.

14 Jan 2016 description

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Thursday 1/14/2016 - 17:27 GMT

Norway will stop sending migrants that arrived from Arctic Russia by bicycle back across the border in mid-winter on the same mode of transport, local authorities said Thursday.

"Russian authorities recently confirmed that foreign citizens with permanent residency or a multiple-entry visa can be sent back by bus," Norwegian police said in a statement.