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27 Nov 2015 description

1.1 Introduction

1.1.1 Several governorates in Egypt have suffered from heavy rains and hail pouring on Sunday 25 October 2015, jeopardizing the livelihoods and security of millions of Egyptians, while further torrential rainfalls are anticipated in the coming weeks. Rural and urban areas alike have suffered from the floods, with severe impact on poor households due to their already existing vulnerability.

27 Nov 2015 description

Today, Sweden is taking a decision on support to the areas in Iraq that have been liberated from ISIL, as well as to areas in Syria controlled by the opposition and in affected neighbouring countries. The increased support totals SEK 79 million.

“This support to Iraq and Syria is important to enable a long-term solution to the conflicts. Sweden continues to work on both the political and the military track, as well as through aid measures,” says Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström.

25 Nov 2015 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Wednesday 11/25/2015 - 18:14 GMT

Less than one third of voters cast ballots in the second phase of Egyptian parliamentary elections held across almost half of the country's provinces at the weekend, authorities said Wednesday.

The 29.9 percent turnout was only marginally higher than the 26.6 percent registered in the first stage of voting last month, which was followed by a run-off that saw 21.7 percent vote.

25 Nov 2015 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Needs inside and out of Syria continue to expand with an increasing number of refugees and Internally Displaced People. Outside Syria there are now estimated to be over 2.2 million child refugees, and inside Syria 6 million children in need of humanitarian assistance, including 2.8 million displaced children.

25 Nov 2015 description


The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

The Secretary-General condemns the terrorist attack today in North Sinai’s Al-Arish City, Egypt, which reportedly killed a number of Government officials, security personnel and civilians. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of Egypt, and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured in the attack.

24 Nov 2015 description

First Steering Committee For European Union Funded Project Attended By Key Ministers

CAIRO – The Egyptian Minister of International Cooperation chaired today the first Steering Committee for the European Union (EU) funded project “Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour” implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The Ministers of Education, Manpower, and Social Solidarity participated in the committee that reviewed the key achievements and main challenges since the starting date of the project in July 2014.

23 Nov 2015 description



• Registration of Syrian refugees in Egypt by UNHCR continues. By 31 October 2015, the population of Syrian refugees in Egypt registered with UNHCR amounted to 127,681 individuals. By mid-2015, 108,312 individuals had been verified, representing 84.56% of the active registered population.

23 Nov 2015 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

20 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The humanitarian community now estimates that 13.5 million people in Syria need protection and humanitarian assistance, including 6 million children. 8.7 million people are unable to meet their basic food needs, and 70 per cent of the population lacks access to safe drinking water. Health facilities, schools, and other essential services across the country are operating at reduced capacity or closed. 6.5 million people are internally displaced in Syria due to the conflict

20 Nov 2015 description

Report commissioned by the IASC Inter-Agency Humanitarian Evaluations

Steering Group as part of the Syria Coordinated Accountability and Lessons Learning Initiative

*Hugo Slim, Lorenzo Trombetta and Lewis Sida *


19 Nov 2015 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

Mixed migration trend report for october 2015 covering mixed migration events in: ALGERIA,EGYPT, ETHIOPIA, LIBYA, MALI, MOROCCO, NIGER, SUDAN, TUNISIA, GREECE AND ITALY.

MHub works on behalf of the North Africa Mixed Migration Task Force consisting of DRC, IOM, OHCHR, RMMS and UNHCR. 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.

19 Nov 2015 description

In response to the torrential rains hitting several governorates in Egypt, the Egyptian Red Crescent (ERC) deployed the National Disaster Response Teams (NDRT) on spot to the most affected governorates.

In Ismailia, 120 families affected were approached by ERC in the most affected villages: alsab’a – Abar Sharfeya, Al-Mahsana and Al-wasfeya. The ERC National Disaster Response Teams distributed 150 food parcels, 240 Kg of meat and 240 blankets. The teams also visited the affected families to provide psychological support.

18 Nov 2015 description
report Save the Children

Regional Overview

According to UNHCR, 4,287,293 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. Children make up 51.1% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,190,806 refugee children in the region.

18 Nov 2015 description

BADIL Resource Center for Residency and Refugee Rights (BADIL) has published the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons since 2002. This edition of the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (Volume VIII) focuses on Palestinian refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the period between 2013 and 2015. Unless stated otherwise, statistical data and estimates of the size of this population have been updated in accordance with figures from the end of 2014.