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24 Nov 2015 description

Chair’s Summary – Publication of the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

The Chair of the G7 has the honour to present the G7 Report on the Implementation of the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict.

24 Nov 2015 description

Somalia: Flooding has affected 132,000 people and displaced an estimated 60,000 as low-lying areas of Mogadishu have now been inundated, as well as areas of Middle Shabelle and Lower Juba. Main supply roads are impassable and some airstrips unusable The middle and lower reaches of the Shabelle River remain at high risk of flooding.

24 Nov 2015 description
report AngliCORD

Over the past year we have grown our income in a crowded and competitive market. We have had to absorb some cuts to our funding from DFAT as part of the Government’s austerity measures. We want to thank those supporters, including our President, who advocated strenuously on our behalf to reduce the severity of those cuts. It has also been a busy year as we have steadily prepared for our five yearly re-accreditation with DFAT, and welcomed an expanded membership.

24 Nov 2015 description

On Friday last week, UNHCR, together with our partners IOM and Unicef, expressed our shared concern at the risks associated with a series of new and uncoordinated restrictions imposed on several borders in the Balkans in use by refugees and migrants. The negative consequences of these actions are already becoming clear as people become backed up in countries along the route and without proper solution to their situations. A new humanitarian situation is developing in Europe that needs urgent attention.

24 Nov 2015 description

Fact Sheet
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 19, 2015

24 Nov 2015 description

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 15-21 November 2015 and includes updates on Zika virus, MERS and Ebola virus disease.

23 Nov 2015 description

Protracted complex emergencies and natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between FY 2006 and FY 2015, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.

23 Nov 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • As of 22 October 2015, 3,202,638 people (533,773 families) were displaced across Iraq. 415,632 individuals are reported as returned to their place of origin (IOM).

  • Cases of cholera continue to be reported in Iraq, mainly in the central and southern zones. UNICEF is concerned that 1 in 5 cases are children under 10 years old.

23 Nov 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Winter is approaching in many countries where Islamic Relief works. For those without a proper home, winter has the potential to cause illness, suffering, and sometimes death. Samantha Juliana, a programme manager at Islamic Relief’s Iraq office, reports.

Many people imagine Iraq to be a warm country, but it does get very cold in the winter season. Around now, in November, we start to get heavy rains and the temperatures plummets. In December and January, we often have snow and temperatures fall below 0c.

23 Nov 2015 description


  • 335,021 Registered intentions to seek asylum in 2015
  • 29.5% of registered intentions were expressed by minors in October
  • 93.5% of registered intentions were from refugee-producing countries in October


23 Nov 2015 description


  • 37 per cent Percentage of all registered refugees receiving winter assistance
  • $ US 18.5 million Amount dispensed in camp and urban winter assistance
  • 38,844 Number of urban refugee families receiving winter cash assistance
  • 48 per cent Percentage of Syrian refugee families without heaters in Zaatari camp

UNHCR’s winter response

23 Nov 2015 description

Since four countries - former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia - decided to only allow entry to Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan nationals, around 3000 people are stranded in Idomeni in northern Greece.

By Caroline Haga and Nichola Jones, IFRC

Several thousand people are stranded in Greece after the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia imposed fresh border restrictions, forcing families to spend the night sleeping in the open.

22 Nov 2015 description

The Islamic Republic of Iran has set an example, globally, by including all refugees into its Salamat Insurance Scheme that will provide all registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees with health insurance services similar to that of its own nationals. Iran marked this decision with the signature of a tripartite agreement between the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) of the Ministry of Interior, the Iranian Health Insurance Organization (IHIO Salamat) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which will be soon implemented.

22 Nov 2015 description

11/22/2015 - 12:45 GMT

Berlin has opened a shelter at the former headquarters of communist East Germany's feared Stasi secret police to help house a record influx of asylum seekers, weekend media reports said.

Nearly 500 people, most of them from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, have been staying in the foreign intelligence wing of the imposing former Ministry of State Security since late Friday, the daily Berliner Zeitung said. Up to 900 people will eventually be housed there temporarily.

22 Nov 2015 description

Total arrivals in Chios (Jan – 20 Nov 2015): 91,575

Total arrivals in Chios during November: 17,500 (17% of arrivals during November)

Average daily arrivals during November in Chios: approx. 875 per day

Average daily arrivals during October in Chios: approx. 900 per day

Top nationalities of arrivals in Chios during November: Syria: 51%, Afghanistan: 24%, Iraq: 9%, Iran: 8%

Top nationalities of arrivals in Chios during October: Syria: 58%, Afghanistan: 24%, Iraq: 7%, Iran: 6%

% of arrivals in Chios compared to total: 13%

22 Nov 2015 description

Total arrivals in Lesvos (Jan – 20 Nov 2015): 406,206

Total arrivals in Lesvos during November: 63,400 (62% of arrivals during November)

Average daily arrivals during November in Lesvos: approx. 3,200 per day

Average daily arrivals during October in Lesvos: approx. 4,400 per day

Top nationalities of arrivals in Lesvos during November: Syria: 47%, Afghanistan: 37%, Iraq: 7%, Iran: 4%

Top nationalities of arrivals in Lesvos during October: Syria: 42%, Afghanistan: 40%, Iraq: 12%, Iran: 4% % of arrivals in Lesvos compared to total: 58%

22 Nov 2015 description

Total arrivals (Jan – 20 Nov 2015): 703,374

Total arrivals during November: approx. 101,736

Average daily arrivals during November: approx. 5,100 per day

Average daily arrivals during October: approx. 6,800 per day

Top nationalities of arrivals during October: Syria: 51%, Afghanistan: 30%, Iraq: 11%, Iran: 3%

Top nationalities of arrivals during November: Syria: 54%, Afghanistan: 25%, Iraq: 8%, Iran: 4%