- WFP Egypt Country Brief, February 2017
- UNHCR Egypt Monthly Statistical Report as of 31 January 2017
- GIEWS Country Brief: Egypt 28 Nov 2016
Appeals & Funding
- 3RP Regional Strategic Overview 2017-2018
- 3RP Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan 2017-2018 in Response to the Syria Crisis - Egypt
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017-2018: Syrian refugees and other affected populations in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey
Summary of key findings Despite specific conditions and characteristics particular to the southern route, this paper’s findings are generally consistent with the dynamics of migrant smuggling along all routes out of the Horn of Africa.
Using a combination of primary and secondary sources, as well as new data from the RMMS Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi), the paper finds that migrant smuggling along the southern route continues to thrive and exposes migrants in mixed flows to high levels of abuse and risk.2
Regional mixed migration summary for February 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.
Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.
Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. Migration and displacement dynamics remained complex this quarter, with ongoing migration, new displacement, and simultaneous return movements.
Irregular Movement from the Horn
Northward (through Egypt into Israel)
Ref: 1 (Published March 23, 2017)
Summary: January 2017
Difficult access through Erez crossing
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.
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.
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.
Situation Générale en février 2017
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-avril 2017
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.
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.
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.
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."