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22 Aug 2016 description

The Food Security Sector continues to work in partnership with WFP and TRC to provide off-camp assistance to the most vulnerable Syrian families.

19 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• So far this year some 266,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. Although refugees and migrants continue using the Eastern Mediterranean route, in July Italy registered 10 times more arrivals than Greece.

• Children make up 31 per cent of all refugees and migrants who have arrived by sea in 2016, and around 45 per cent of those stranded in south-east Europe. In addition, out of the 1,886,000 first time asylum applications, registered in Europe during the last 18 months, 43 per cent (or some 810,000 applications) were for children.

19 Aug 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

More than 3 billion euros will need to go to integrating refugees into Germany's education system, a new study has found. Migration continues to be one of the most daunting challenges facing Germany for the coming year.

The Cologne Institute for Economic Research released the study on Thursday, as Germany continues to grapple with the influx of migrants from war-torn parts of North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia.

18 Aug 2016 description
report Swiss Re
  • Total economic losses from disaster events in H1 2016 rise by 38% to USD 71 billion, primarily due to natural catastrophe
  • Insured losses from both natural and man-made catastrophes rise by 51% to USD 31 billion in H1 2016
  • Earthquakes in Japan, thunderstorms in the US and Europe, and wildfires in Canada cause largest insured losses
  • As many as 6 000 lives lost in disaster events in H1 2016, compared to 12 000 in the same period of the previous year

Preliminary sigma estimates show total economic losses from natural catastrophes and …

17 Aug 2016 description

Introduction
The first six months of 2016 in Sudan witnessed a varie-ty of interconnected, intricate, and parallel population movements, influenced by numerous factors; highlight-ing the complexity of the drivers of migration in, through and out of Sudan. Migrants in Sudan (internal and external) are experiencing vulnerabilities and are in need of critical life-saving services.

17 Aug 2016 description

The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation

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).

16 Aug 2016 description
report Alhasan Systems

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • PDMA demands 15,000 tents

  • Green Line Bus Rapid Transit ,a green disaster in the making

  • Pakistan glaciers threatened by climate change, ice-selling

  • German Government contributes Euro 1 million to WFP towards resilience and food security in Pakistan

  • Combating climate change: Saarc members told to enhance cooperation

  • Pakistan has launched decisive action to eliminate terrorism

15 Aug 2016 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Monday 8/15/2016 - 03:17 GMT | 854 words

by Deborah COLE

Interminable queues, impenetrable paperwork, unpronounceable German words -- the hurdles for any newcomer to Europe's top economy can be daunting but now there's an app for that, says a team of enterprising Syrian refugees.

It's called Bureaucrazy, after the often Kafkaesque process of getting housing, health care and a bank account, not to mention seeking asylum.

12 Aug 2016 description

The war in Syria tore 13-year-old Ensaf’s family apart. Bureaucracy in Europe keeps them from getting back together.

By: Tania Karas in Leros, Greece | 12 August 2016

Thirteen-year-old Ensaf presses the phone to her ear, perched on her bunk bed in a refugee shelter on the Greek island of Leros. “I miss you, mama,” she whispers.

More than 2,000 kilometres away, in a flat in the quiet town of Thalheim, in eastern Germany, her mother, Layali Radwan, chokes back the tears at the sound of her daughter’s voice.

11 Aug 2016 description

ADDIS ABABA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has today received confirmation of a contribution of €4 million (more than US$4.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany towards the food needs of refugees sheltered in Ethiopia.

The new funding will help WFP to provide monthly food rations and cash-based transfers for more than 600,000 refugees from Eritrea, South Sudan and Somalia for the rest of 2016 and for the next two years.

11 Aug 2016 description

ISLAMABAD: The Government of Germany has confirmed a contribution of Euro 1 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for resilience and food security in Pakistan.

10 Aug 2016 description

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Les mouvements migratoires concernant le Togo sont notables aussi bien au niveau interne que vers l’extérieur. Ces dernières années, les destinations se sont diversifiées. Mais les Togolais vont de préférence vers les pays africains (80 %) : le Ghana (415 049), le Nigéria (100 428), la Côte d’Ivoire (55 680), le Bénin (45 498) et le Burkina Faso (23 768). Au regard des statistiques, les pays de l’OCDE sont moins souvent les destinations privilégiées des migrants togolais : l’Allemagne (10 219), la France (9 371), l’Italie (4 422) et la Belgique (2 708).

10 Aug 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

Despite Angela Merkel's supposed "open door policy" on refugees, new government figures show more people are being turned away at Germany's borders. Deportations, particularly of large groups, are also rising.

Germany turned away 50 percent more people at its border in the first half of 2016 than in the whole of last year, according to government figures released on Tuesday. Border control officers stopped some 13,324 people from entering the country up until the end of June, compared to 8,913 in 2015, the new Interior Ministry figures show.

05 Aug 2016 description

This study provides a snapshot of refugees’ experiences regarding communication and information at different points on their journey, based on interviews with 79 refugees and 45 humanitarian actors. Intended to inform humanitarian agencies responding to the refugee crisis in Europe, it examines the communication behaviours and priority information needs of refugees in three areas: on their journey, in “transit” camps in Greece, and in Germany.

04 Aug 2016 description

Combined Monthly Europe Population Movement Operations Update

A. Highlights

  • The Italy: Population Movement appeal has been revised with an increased budget of 9,495,715 Swiss francs which includes search and rescue activities in the Mediterranean. The Italian Red Cross is teaming up with independent charity Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) on a joint life-saving mission in the Mediterranean.

03 Aug 2016 description

Climate Change Matters.

The month of July has brought new and expanding partnerships for SPREP as you will read between SPREP and the Australian Government’s key research institution: the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and a second with German Government’s international aid agency (GIZ). We are working together to strengthen support to Pacific island countries’ national efforts to tackle climate change and ultimately improve their overall resilience.

02 Aug 2016 description

The Iraq Humanitarian Pooled Fund has allocated US$32.3 million this year to partners in hard-to-reach and under-served areas in support of emergency humanitarian needs along the Anbar and Mosul corridors. The first standard allocation prioritised the most time sensitive life-saving activities in the health, water, sanitation and hygiene, shelter and non-food items, protection and food security clusters. About 60 per cent of the allocated amount was provided to national and international NGOs, and 40 per cent to UN agencies.

01 Aug 2016 description

TEHRAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed an unprecedented contribution of €2 million (approximately US$2.3 million) from the Federal Republic of Germany to provide food assistance to Afghan and Iraqi refugees in the Islamic Republic of Iran and promote education for refugee girls.

01 Aug 2016 description
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The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of millions of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The Fund operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.