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24 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

There were around 27 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU in May. The total number of detections in the first five months of 2017 fell 75% from the same period of last year to 84 000, although the number of migrants arriving in Italy remained above the figures from a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

23 Jun 2017 description

Overview of migrant situation in Turkey

According to the latest available gures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,3 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

23 Jun 2017 description
  • 132.3 M required for 2017

  • 25.3 M contributions received, representing 19% of requirements

  • 107.0 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Jun 2017 description
  • 6.8 M required for 2017

  • 0 contributions received

  • 6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

22 Jun 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. As of 31 May 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 6,243 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. Since 1 January 2017, Libyan local authorities have recovered 331 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

22 Jun 2017 description

DHAKA – The Australian Government has announced additional support of AUD3.9 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to improve nutrition and build community resilience in Cox’s Bazar.

Undernutrition and food insecurity are at crisis levels in Cox’s Bazar and poverty is well above the national average. More than 30,000 people live in official refugee camps and more than one hundred thousand others are in makeshift camps or hosted in the community.  

22 Jun 2017 description

Disaster Resilience – defined by DFID as “the ability of countries, communities and households to manage change, by maintaining or transforming living standards in the face of shocks or stresses – such as earthquakes, drought or violent conflict – without compromising their long-term prospects” – is now a prominent concept in DFID’s strategy.

With several African countries threatened by famine and fears that climate change is increasing the frequency of extreme weather events, this is an opportune time to assess the performance of DFID’s programming on disaster resilience.

21 Jun 2017 description

Feature

Philippines

Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)

Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict

Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May

Context

21 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • 7515 children enrolled in school up to Grade 7 till March in 2017; Grade 8 permission still pending

  • 66 survivors of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) received psychosocial counseling till March in 2017. The number was 221 in 2016

  • 6285 birth certificates for were issued by UP Chairman to the Camp authority since 1992 till March 2017, following online birth registration for the first time

20 Jun 2017 description

All displaced people need some form of shelter, and circumstances dictate that in reality not much of it conforms to the typical picture of a tent or tarpaulin nor meets official standards. The types of shelter and settlement responses found, employed and created by, and created for, displaced people profoundly affect their experience of displacement. It should provide some protection from the elements and physical security for those who dwell in it, and the articles in this issue of FMR give a glimpse of just some of the many ways this is possible.

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF requires US$20.7 million to implement its 2017-2018 Response Plan for Undocumented Myanmar National (UMN) children. For 2017, to address the needs of affected children and their families, UNICEF is seeking US$9.45 million.

20 Jun 2017 description

A cash donation by the Bangladesh Government to assist the victims of recent flood and landslides in Sri Lanka was officially handed over to President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat, today (20th June). Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina declared the cash donation.

Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Riaz Hamidullah handed over the cheque to the President.

20 Jun 2017 description
  • At least five more people have died in fresh landslides, raising the death toll to 164. Many more are injured, in need of life saving assistance or still missing. More than 6 000 people are taking refuge in 42 shelters.

  • The rain has also caused severe flooding in low-lying areas, with significant damage to road and communications infrastructure. Some remote communities remain cut off since 13 June.

20 Jun 2017 description

The EU’s policy for combatting human trafficking in South and South-East Asia should be more relevant to the needs of the region, and a fresh set of priorities is required, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.

The EU is particularly vulnerable to human trafficking as it is an attractive destination for victims from a wide range of countries. While fighting human trafficking remains the Member States’ responsibility, the EU is also committed to eradicating it and supports the Member States in this regard.

20 Jun 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Author

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

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.