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24 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, with one week remaining before 2016’s mid-year point.

24 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, with one week remaining before 2016’s mid-year point.

23 Jun 2016 description

Over 36,000 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2016

MAY HIGHLIGHTS:

• The final report for the HAUS survey was released in the month of May. This survey has been undertaken in the period from 15th of February to 15th of March through conducting phone calls with a representative sample of Syrian Households. The survey aimed to evaluate Syrian HH knowledge regarding the availability of healthcare services and to assess their access to care and the barriers they might have experienced in accessing care.

22 Jun 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and other humanitarian actors in Syria have called on all parties to the conflict to lift sieges and allow unconditional and sustained UN access to deliver humanitarian assistance without removals or restrictions. In Syria, the first round multi-antigen routine vaccination campaign has reached 475,549 children under one from Damascus, and 410,396 children through cross border immunization.

22 Jun 2016 description

CAIRO – The World Food Programme (WFP) signed today a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a three month emergency operation to support Egyptian returnees from Libya with much needed food assistance.

The emergency operation was launched, upon the request of the Egyptian Government, to provide assistance to 60,000 returnees from Libya in the five governorates of Sohag, Menia, Assuit, Qena and Kafr El Sheikh, where the number of people returning from Libya is at its highest.

22 Jun 2016 description
report Government of Egypt

Egypt has dispatched a medical convoy to Eritrea, the Foreign Ministry said on Saturday 18/6/2016.

The Egyptian convoy was dispatched from the Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development (EAPD), added the ministry. The convoy included eight doctors, a medical equipment engineer and a general supervisor.

More than 100 surgeries were carried out by the Egyptian doctors and medical tests conducted on more than 1,200 patients. The Eritrean health departments extended thanks to Egypt for dispatching the convoy.

MENA

21 Jun 2016 description

Highlights:

  • WFP's ShareTheMeal application, with campaigns currently focused on Syrian school children, allows users worldwide to contribute funds to WFP with a tap of their smartphones.

21 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,691 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 19 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand at 1,020 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, although we remain almost two weeks shy of 2016’s mid-year point.

21 Jun 2016 description

More than USD 8M were injected into local economy through vouchers / e-cards since January 2016.

MAY HIGHLIGHTS:

• May distributions took place from 19 May to 24 May 2016, targeting 66,358 beneficiaries (2,877 Palestinian refugees from Syria and 63,481 Syrian refugees).

• Redemption period from May cycle ended on 31 May 2016.

• Since March 2016, the voucher value has returned to its original value of US$ 24.2.

21 Jun 2016 description

More than USD 5.8 Million injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance since the beginning of 2016.

MAY HIGHLIGHTS:

• A total of 39,880 Syrian refugees received cash assistance during May.

• The Egypt Vulnerability Assessment for Refugees (EVAR) started in April. As of May, data was collected from 1,600 households across Cairo, Alexandria and Damietta.

20 Jun 2016 description

The European Union (EU) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in close coordination with the Ministry of Education, today start the rehabilitation of 3,500 one-classroom community schools. This two-year initiative will cover 16 governorates across Egypt and aims to reach 1,500 schools by the end of 2016.

20 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • IOM will be providing a number of services for six newly established accommodation facilities in northern and southern Greece. These services will include: camp set-up; protection through the provision of communication facilities as well as direct assistance to vulnerable cases such as victims of trafficking and unaccompanied minors; and, provision of medical assistance in coordination with Medecins du Monde Greece.

19 Jun 2016 description

Over 1.7 million individuals receiving food assistance

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Turkey, the Food Security Sector reached almost 306,000 beneficiaries during April, thereby meeting 88 per cent of its planned target. This total includes 154,600 beneficiaries reached in camps and 151,400 beneficiaries reached off-camps. The value of the entitlement for off-camp assisted people has been increased from TL 50 to TL 62 (USD 18 to USD 22.5) per month per person, representing the full value of the referential food basket in Turkey.

19 Jun 2016 description

Over 11,500 education personnel have recieved training so far in 2016

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Jordan, during the month of April, 145,500 Syrian students accessed formal education in schools inside camp and host community settings. In Zaatari camp, two schools supported by the Kuwaiti government were inaugurated to enable out of school children to access formal education in the camp and to support the decongestion of classrooms.

19 Jun 2016 description

118,900 Syrian refugee households receiving core relief items in-kind

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19 Jun 2016 description

More than 8,000 people trained or provided with marketable skills and services

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Turkey, over 2,300 Syrian refugees and Turkish beneficiaries received livelihoods training this month. Vocational trainings organized and conducted by various 3RP partners during April included basic life skills, computer training classes, accounting management, human resource development, nutrition, handicrafts and embroidery. Turkish language classes also continue to be organized for Syrian refugees.

19 Jun 2016 description

Seventy per cent of target beneficiaries have access to adequate drinking water, however sustained support is required

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