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30 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:

30 Jun 2016 description

77 refugees have been provided with legal counselling and assistance since the beginning of 2016

29 Jun 2016 description
  • Reference: 2016-164-EN

A new initiative from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to support regions outside of Europe that are significantly affected by the refugee crisis has been welcomed by EU heads of state and governments meeting in Brussels today. Responding to a request by the European Council in March, EIB President Hoyer laid out how the EU Bank could step up its support and address the pressing needs of the regions with action to support growth, jobs vital infrastructure and social cohesion.

28 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 222,291 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 26 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain. Deaths in the Mediterranean so far this year are 2,888, compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015.

28 Jun 2016 description

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Tuesday 6/28/2016 - 10:36 GMT

The head of the EU's border agency voiced concern Tuesday that growing numbers of Europe-bound migrants were turning to Egypt as a departure point for their perilous sea journey.

"Egypt is starting to become a departure country," said Frontex chief Fabrice Leggeri in an interview with the Funke group of German regional newspapers.

"The number of boat crossings from Egypt to Italy has reached 1,000 (so far) this year," he said.

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.