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01 Dec 2016 description

Global Overview NOVEMBER 2016

30 Nov 2016 description
  • 348,664 arrivals by sea in 2016

  • 4,690 dead/missing

  • published 09:00 CET 29 November

  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Nov 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 348,664 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 29 November, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy.

Some 171,731 people have arrived in Greece and 171,299 in Italy during 2016. The total is well below the number of arrivals at this point in 2015, by which time some 883,393 migrants and refugees had made the journey.

28 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • A total of 4,158 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 20-26 November, a 17.7% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 6,339 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 30.4% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 236,724 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 406,022 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

28 Nov 2016 description

In Numbers

One million people are now on the move within Afghanistan.

WFP aims to reach:

163,000 undocumented returnees (29% reached).

200,000 refugee returnees (support to begin in 2017).

150,000 internally displaced (45% reached).

35,000 refugees in Khost and Paktika (monthly caseload).

Highlights

  • WFP has initiated SCOPE biometric registration at the Pakistan border, and at the office of the Department of Refugees and Repatriation in Jalalabad city.

27 Nov 2016 description

345,676 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,663 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 25 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Nov 2016 description
report IRIN

Children are flourishing despite pockets of resistance and religious intolerance

By John Psaropoulos

When the 2pm bell rings at the 66th Middle School in Athens, scores of Greek children pour out of the three-storey building and through the school gates. Silence descends for about 20 minutes before coaches pull up and disgorge dozens of refugee middle schoolers. They are barely distinguishable from their Greek counterparts. They wear the jeans, sports shoes, and backpacks universal to 13- to 15-year-olds.

22 Nov 2016 description

345,440 arrivals by sea in 2016
4,655 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 22 November
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

21 Nov 2016 description

Highlights

  • A total of 5,056 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 13-19 November, a 33.7% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 9,115 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 2.4% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 232,556 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 399,683 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

18 Nov 2016 description
  • 343,589 arrivals by sea in 2016
  • 4,621 dead/missing
  • published 09:00 CET 18 November
  • 1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
17 Nov 2016 description

Key messages

  • Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can restore a sense of normalcy and safety and provide them with important life skills. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

  • The Commission currently dedicates over 4% of the EU's overall humanitarian budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid.

16 Nov 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

In Recorded Vote, Delegates Reject Motion to Suspend Debate on Country-specific Texts Criticized as Flawed ‘Instruments of Coercion’

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved five draft resolutions today, four of which pertained to human rights situations in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, Iran and Crimea, while one focused on crime prevention.

14 Nov 2016 description

Afghanistan. Not only is it bedevilled by almost incessant armed violence, it's also subject to boiling summers. harsh winters and flash floods which can wipe out years of hard-won development in seconds. When homes are under threat, when making a living is impossible, people migrate. IOM is building walls all over Afghanistan - not to keep people out, but to hold back the floods and allow people to stay where they want to be - at home.

A hypermarket for disasters

11 Nov 2016 description

340,778 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,271 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 11 November

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

10 Nov 2016 description

Hihlights

  • Following to the recent contribution of USD 4 million from The Republic of Korea, all settlements targeted to receive WFP food assistance are fully covered until the end of 2016.

  • In October, WFP assisted 12,683 people with full entitlements and 15,953 with partial entitlements (8,018 woman 6,013 girls, 8,019 men and 6,586 boys).

Operational Update

  • In October, four out of five food commodities (lentils, what flour, sugar and vegetable oil) were available in all settlements.

10 Nov 2016 description

This update presents key internal displacement developments and policy updates from 20 October to 2 November 2016.