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23 Mar 2017 description

Ref: 1 (Published March 23, 2017)

Summary: January 2017

Difficult access through Erez crossing

22 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP launched an awareness raising campaign on the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO 200987) that started in 2017, in support of vulnerable Syrian refugees in Egypt. The campaign informs Syrians of the upcoming trainings and provides all necessary information to apply.

20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

20 Mar 2017 description

The Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region aims at enhancing the effectiveness and broadening the coverage and impact of school meals programmes as a key social protection instrument in support of poor and vulnerable children and marginalized communities. It embraces both crisis situations as well as more stable but vulnerable contexts, strengthening resilience and providing opportunities for more inclusive development pathways and social stability.

18 Mar 2017 description

Situation Générale en février 2017

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2017

16 Mar 2017 description

Key messages

  • The Syria conflict has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Humanitarian needs are huge, population displacement persists and fighting continues in the country.

15 Mar 2017 description

As the crisis enters its sixth year, 13.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria and neighboring countries. 6.3 million people have been internally displaced by violence while 5 million people have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. Since 2011, CERF has allocated over $220 million for displaced people in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Most recently, CERF released $9.4 million through its Rapid Response window to provide urgent health care, protection, nutrition and water and sanitation services for refugees in Jordan.

15 Mar 2017 description

As the brutal conflict continues in Syria, millions of people continue to be in need. Hundreds of thousands have been killed in the conflict between the Assad regime, extremist groups and moderate opposition groups. In response to the crisis, the UK has committed £2.3 billion since 2012. This includes allocations to over 30 implementing partners (including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and the Red Cross) and is helping to meet the immediate needs of vulnerable people in Syria and of refugees in the region.

14 Mar 2017 description
report Caritas

Caritas is urging that proper protection be given to the millions of children who now make up an astonishing half of the world’s total refugees.

“Many children have been made to travel alone as refugees or economic migrants,” says Maria Amparo Alonso Escobar, Head of the Caritas Delegation at the UN in Geneva. “They face a great risk from human traffickers and sexual predators. Their voices often go unheard and their needs are forgotten or ignored."

10 Mar 2017 description

Abderrahim, T., Knoll, A. 2017

On 2 March, the European Union published the third progress report on actions carried out under the Migration Partnership Framework to manage flows along the Central Mediterranean route. In light of the EU’s plans to enhance engagement with third countries, particularly in North Africa, this series of blogs sheds light on the on-going multilateral and bilateral discussions on migration with these countries.

10 Mar 2017 description

Welcome to the March issue of the Armed Conflict Location & Event Data Project’s (ACLED) Conflict Trends report. Each month, ACLED researchers gather, analyse and publish data on political violence in Africa in realtime. Weekly updates to realtime conflict event data are published on the ACLED website.

09 Mar 2017 description

Sustainable water use for agriculture requires transforming food systems and diets

9 March 2017, Cairo - Access to water is a fundamental need for food security, human health and agriculture, and its looming scarcity in the North Africa and Middle East region is a huge challenge requiring an "urgent and massive response," FAO Director-General Jose Graziano da Silva said in Cairo.

08 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Children in the countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region1 have witnessed remarkable progress in development during the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) era. Starting from comparatively advanced levels, many countries made further progress in implementation of their children’s rights agenda since the beginning of the 21st century. However, progress has been uneven – among countries as well as within countries.

08 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

4,467
People arrived by sea.

798
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea.

26%
Sea arrivals disembarked in hotspots.

254
Dead and missing at sea.

33%
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.

551
Asylum-seekers relocated from Italy under the EU relocation scheme.