- WFP Egypt Country Brief, March 2016
- HRW Egypt: Children Reported Tortured, ‘Disappeared’
- UNHCR: Global Responsibility Sharing Factsheet
Appeals & Funding
- 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2016-2017 in Response to the Syria Crisis - Egypt
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2016: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey Syria Crisis Guide to Giving
Libya - IOM Libya staffer Ashraf Hassan met Thursday with Egyptian diplomats in Tunisia to investigate reports of the killings this week of more than a dozen Egyptian men, migrants bound for Europe, who authorities say were shot to death in Bani Walid, near Libya’s Mediterranean coast.
According to UNHCR 4,842,896 have now fled Syria. More than 1.7 million of them fled in 2013 alone. During the course of 2013, an average of more than 4,700 people fled every day. In 2014 more than 895,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,500 per day. In 2015 more than 877,000 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 2,400 per day. Children now make up 51.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,503,777 refugee children in the region.
Since 2007, Generations For Peace has trained 8,920 volunteers from 50 countries, and with our support, volunteer-led programmes have reached 229,020 children, youth, and adults in communities facing different forms of violence. Our cascading model, in which volunteers we have trained directly (1st generation) go on to train other 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and even up to 6th generation volunteers in their communities, increases our reach and reinforces the sustainability of our efforts.
Number of civilians killed or injured by explosives rises over 50% in five years
In Unacceptable Harm, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) comes out with its fifth global analysis of the harm wrought by explosive violence. We recorded 33,307 civilians having been killed or injured by explosive weapons – 54% more than when AOAV’s monitor began in 2011. 2015 was the fourth consecutive year that saw a rise in civilians killed or injured.
Monthly trend report covering mixed migration to, through and from North Africa
About: MHub is the regional knowledge hub and secretariat for the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force, comprising of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, Save the Children, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensure the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
Scope: This bulletin covers mixed migration trends in Algeria, Egypt,
Libya, Morocco, Niger, Sudan, Tunisia, Greece and Italy.
The pace of population displacement has slowed in Syria since the Cessation of Hostilities, since the beginning of February approximately 106,000 people were newly displaced around Aleppo, Idleb and Hassakeh Governorates. Ongoing displacement towards Jordan is reported in Dara’a Governorate as a consequence of the fighting in South Syria with at least 8,500 people have been displaced.
Greece - IOM reports that an estimated 180,245 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through 20 April.
Latest fatalities stand at 1,232, including nearly 500 believed to have died off Libya earlier this month. Reports first surfaced on Monday (18 April) of the deaths of several hundred migrants – believed to be mainly from the Horn of Africa. A definitive account of the tragedy has yet to be confirmed.
Egypt - “Egyptian Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A Case Study on Irregular Migration” is a new assessment published by IOM Egypt designed to shed light on the irregular migration of Egyptian children to Europe.
Based on IOM counselling interviews in Egypt and Greece, the report looks at the driving forces behind unaccompanied children travelling irregularly from Egypt to Europe and their vulnerability. It also provides insights into the modus operandi and characteristics of smuggling networks operating from Egypt.
The “Building Resilient Food Security Systems to Benefit the Southern Egypt Region” project provided farming machinery to partner NGOs in 10 villages.
Four harvesters, three agricultural waste choppers, and three tillers will be put to use by 3,000 local smallholder farmers adapting to the effects of climate change.
Alexandria Arrests Emblematic of Security Abuses
Beirut – Egyptian security forces allegedly tortured a group of 20 people, 8 of them children, in February 2016, after an arrest sweep in Alexandria, Human Rights Watch said today. Relatives and lawyers said the authorities refused to acknowledge holding them or to tell their families their whereabouts for more than a week and tortured them to make them confess to crimes or provide the names of other suspects.
Over 13,000 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2016
More than USD 1.5M were injected into local economy through vouchers/ e-cards since JANUARY 2016
February distributions took place from 24 February to 2 March 2016, in six governorates (Obour, 6th of October, Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh, Mansoura, and Damietta), targeting 62,679 beneficiaries (2,938 Palestinian refugees from Syria and 59,741 Syrian Refugees). Total beneficiaries reached was 62,456 (2,930 PRS and 59,526 Syrians)
More than USD 3 Million injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance since the beginning of 2016
A total of 30,710 vulnerable Syrian refugees were assisted in Egypt through the provision of monthly cash grants, in addiiton to 12 individuals received emergency cash assistance.
MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS, UNHCR and UNODC. It promotes a human rights-based approach to ensuring the protection of people moving in mixed and complex flows to, through and from North Africa.
MHub produces knowledge on the human rights protection issues faced by people on the move in North Africa for use by policy makers, agencies, donors, public and academia, with a view to inform advocacy, policy and program development.
Egypt – Following World Health Day (WHD) on April 7th, which had a 2016 theme of “Beat Diabetes”, IOM Egypt yesterday organized an event for migrant communities at Cairo’s Sayyeda Zeinab Cultural Park for Children, in cooperation with Tadamon, the Egyptian Refugee Multicultural Council.