- OCHA: Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 59 | 01 - 31 December 2016
- OCHA: Afghanistan: Returnee Crisis Situation Report No. 5 (12 Jan 2017)
- AAN: Over Half a Million Afghans Flee Conflict in 2016: A look at the IDP statistics
Appeals & Funding
- Afghanistan Flash Appeal: One Million People on the Move (Covering Sep-Dec 2016)
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017
- WHO Humanitarian Response Plan 2016
- FTS Afghanistan Archive
- Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in 2016 PDF XLS
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).
Author: Ali Yawar Adili and Martine van Bijlert
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
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.
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.
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.
arrivals by sea in 2017
dead/missing in 2017
Trends of Sea Arrivals
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.
Polio this week as of 17 January 2017
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.
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.
3,156 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 20 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016
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.
(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.
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
Africa Weather Hazards
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.
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.
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.
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