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26 Aug 2016 description

This week, the Danish Refugee Council held an open medical day in Amman, Jordan for Syrian and Jordanian families.

More than 450 people attended the open medical day this week at the Danish Refugee Council Tarabot Community Centre, held in collaboration with the Institute of Family Health of Nour alHussien Foundation (IFH).

26 Aug 2016 description
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2014 Annual Narrative Report of IASC Gender Standby Capacity Project

25 Aug 2016 description
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Highlights

  • The EMOP providing assistance to Egyptian returnees who fled the conflict in Libya started in July in Sohag Governorate. A total of 16,768 people received their vouchers.

  • WFP Egypt negotiated two contracts with the Ministry of Supply to source the shortage of rice.

  • WFP has successfully completed second Year of the European Union (EU) funded project ‘Enhancing Access of Children to Education and Fighting Child Labour in the Arab Republic of Egypt’.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

65,285 Syrian and Palestinian refugees presently assisted in communities

117,168 registered refugees as of June 2016

USD 112 million worth of vouchers distributed to date

1st TARGETED assistance in Syria Emergency response

1st FOOD VOUCHER Programme for WFP in Egypt

FOOD VOUCHER

Considering the generous donor contributions, voucher value returned to its initially planned full value

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

6.6 million IDPs inside Syria

5,857,115 Assisted in Syria and the Region

4.8 million Refugees in the Region

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman to show her solidarity and condolence to the Jordanian Government following the terrorist attack at the berm/Jordan border on 21 June.

  • Security restrictions kept WFP’s food distribution on hold at the berm in July.

In Numbers

4.8 million Refugees in the region (Source: UNHCR)

1.62 million Refugees assisted in the region in July

Situation Update

23 Aug 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.

This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description
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Regional

EU proposes common asylum system

19 Aug 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 266,026 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 17 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 101,507 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.

This total is slightly lower than the pace recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.

IOM Rome reported on Thursday that some 730 migrants had been rescued in the Channel of Sicily since August 10, or about 100 per day.

19 Aug 2016 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

Between 08 and 14 August, 698 refugees and migrants crossed the sea from Turkey to the Greek islands – a very slight increase from the 682 who arrived the previous week. So far in August, 1,380 people have arrived by sea in Greece and the average number of daily arrivals has been 99 compared with 60 in July. Most arrivals in August so far have been to Chios, Lesvos and Kalymnos.
As of 14 August, 161,599 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea in Greece with 48% from the Syrian Arab Republic, 25% from Afghanistan and 15% from Iraq.

17 Aug 2016 description

The Greek Coast Guard rescued 340 migrants off the coast of Crete after a boat carrying the migrants bound for Italy capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on June 3, 2016. Four migrants were less lucky: they drowned in the Mediterranean. The boat reportedly originated in Egypt and capsized in waters in Egypt’s exclusive economic area.

The Crete incident cast a spotlight on Egypt as a country of transit and its policies towards the mixed migration flows from the Middle East and the Horn of Africa.

17 Aug 2016 description

Introduction
The first six months of 2016 in Sudan witnessed a varie-ty of interconnected, intricate, and parallel population movements, influenced by numerous factors; highlight-ing the complexity of the drivers of migration in, through and out of Sudan. Migrants in Sudan (internal and external) are experiencing vulnerabilities and are in need of critical life-saving services.

17 Aug 2016 description

The Least Condemned Crime: Sexual and Gender Based Violence against Migrants and Asylum Seekers on the Move in the Horn of Africa

17 Aug 2016 description

Regional Mixed Migration in the Horn of Africa and Yemen in 2016: 2nd Quarter trend summary and analysis

17 Aug 2016 description

Regional mixed migration summary for July 2016 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.

Yemen

17 Aug 2016 description

The Operations and Movement Management Unit was established for effective implementation of refugee resettlement and migrants’ assisted voluntary return and reintegration in line with IOM’s global principle of providing dignified, orderly and cost effective services to:
• Refugees hosted in Sudan and selected for resettlement in third countries
• Migration health processing for travel abroad
• Vulnerable migrants willing to voluntarily return to Sudan
• Humanitarian evacuation

16 Aug 2016 description

More than 15,500 people trained or provided with marketable skills and services

HIGHLIGHTS:

In Turkey, preparations are ongoing to launch 20 new vocational training courses in three high schools. Training began on 20 June and will help 735 Syrians and host community beneficiaries to gain vocational skills for employment. In addition this month, five events were organized to raise awareness about work permit regulations and livelihoods opportunities in key cities across Turkey, reaching a total of 5,000 participants.

16 Aug 2016 description

Partners work on improved water supply for refugees and host communities with rise in temperatures

HIGHLIGHTS:

In June, WASH Partners continued their efforts to improve water supply in both camps and host communities to meet the increased water needs due to rise in temperatures in the region. In Lebanon, over 53 per cent of the targetted people received adequate supply of safe water.