36,106 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
22 Jan 2017 description

Creating a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was commemorated worldwide on 3rd December 2016. In Mashhad in northeast Iran, the occasion was marked through the launch of the newly created ‘Afghan Committee for People with Disabilities’ in close cooperation with local charities, the State Welfare Organization, UNHCR Iran, and its government counterpart the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA).

21 Jan 2017 description

By Josh Smith

Amid rising violence, economic stagnation and social upheaval, the UN estimates nearly a third of the population will need humanitarian assistance this year

21 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • For the first time since the beginning of the refugee crisis in Turkey, there are more Syrian children in school than out – as of November, over 490,000 Syrian children are currently enrolled in formal education, a 50% increase in enrolment since the end of the previous school year in June 2016.

  • Over 100 Temporary Education Centres (TECs) were upgraded or provided with essential furniture in December, bringing the total number of TECs supported in 2016 with this intervention to 259.

21 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Backlogs and brutal weather compound hardships facing stranded children

NEW YORK, 20 January 2017 – With no sign of a let-up in the extreme cold weather and storms sweeping Central, Eastern and Southern Europe, refugee and migrant children are threatened by respiratory and other serious illnesses -- and even death from hypothermia, UNICEF said today.

21 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

THE CRISIS

The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has prompted a 13% increase in the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million. Unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks continues to intensify humanitarian needs.

20 Jan 2017 description

Key Figures

Mediterranean
3,161
arrivals by sea in 2017
230
dead/missing in 2017

Trends of Sea Arrivals

20 Jan 2017 description

The proliferation of IEDs by armed groups, resulting from explosive materials taken from poorly-monitored ammunition sites, is a growing and substantial issue facing the international community. Securing ammunition stockpiles is a pressing concern in itself. According to a UN Security Report of the Secretary General, over the past decades, unintended explosive events relating to poorly stored or managed ammunition stockpiles have affected more than 50 countries.

20 Jan 2017 description

Polio this week as of 17 January 2017

20 Jan 2017 description

Slovakia - IOM announced today that over 1,000 refugees have been resettled through Slovakia’s emergency transit facility to the USA, Canada and Norway since 2009.

On Tuesday (17/01), 23 refugees departed from Slovakia and arrived safely in the US, bringing the number of refugees resettled from Slovakia’s Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne in other countries to 1,019, with 978 resettled in the United States.

20 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Around 7,300 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking were counted in Serbia. With new spaces in Obrenovac (see below), the number of sheltered refugees and migrants in now 17 government facilities has increased to 6,200 or 85 % of the total, while the rest mainly stayed rough in Belgrade city centre.

20 Jan 2017 description

3,156 arrivals by sea in 2017
234 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016

20 Jan 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

20 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Budapest) – Croatian police are forcing asylum seekers back to Serbia from inside Croatia, in some cases using violence, without giving them an opportunity to lodge claims for protection, Human Rights Watch said today.

19 Jan 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Dec 2016): 173,450

Total arrivals in Greece during Jan 2017: 770

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 43

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 54

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 46

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jan 2016: 854

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.

19 Jan 2017 description

KANDAHAR - Raising awareness about women’s rights and gender-based violence was the aim of a series of UN-backed radio debates in the country’s southern province of Zabul.

Panellists in the radio programmes, supported by the Kandahar regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) as part of broader campaign against gender-based violence, discussed multiple aspects of women’s rights and gender-based violence in and around Zabul.

19 Jan 2017 description

Key Facts

2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 13 January 2017)

1,312 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 13 Jan., including 154 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,301 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 13 January) including:
277 in closed reception facilities
18 in protective custody