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29 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

657,048 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, accounting for 7 per cent of the national population

56,690 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, a third of whom are under 18.

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

90 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

29 Aug 2016 description

Karbala, Iraq | AFP | Monday 8/29/2016 - 16:26 GMT

by Abdelamir Hanoun

Attackers armed with suicide vests, rifles and grenades killed 18 people in the Iraqi oasis town of Ain al-Tamer, many of them guests at a wedding party, officials said Monday.

The attack, a rare occurrence in this region southwest of Baghdad, was claimed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.

29 Aug 2016 description

WHAT IS GENCAP? The Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) is a joint initiative from the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). GenCap seeks to build capacity of humanitarian actors mainly at country level to mainstream gender in all sectors of humanitarian response. Gender Capacity (GenCap) Advisors facilitate, coordinate and advocate for the implementation of sector-by-sector gender-equality programming in humanitarian emergency settings.

28 Aug 2016 description
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87,000 IDPs from Falluja and surrounding areas since May

49,800 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas since March

83,000 IDPs from Shirqat, Al Qayyarah and surrounding areas since June

3.385 million IDPs since January 2014

233,900 Iraqi refugees in the region

FUNDING

UNHCR’s overall appeal of USD 584 million for IDPs and Iraqi refugees in the region is 38% funded including recent announcements and projections

MOSUL CORRIDOR

28 Aug 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Of the estimated 4,400 total new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia, over 78% were accommodated in governmental facilities, including 1,221 in the five Asylum Centres and 2,231 in Refugee Aid Points/Reception Centres.

27 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12492
26 AUGUST 2016

At its fifty-eighth meeting, on 17 May 2016, the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflict, in connection with the examination of the second report of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict in Iraq (S/2015/852), agreed to address the following message through a public statement issued by the Char of the Working Group.

To all parties to the armed conflict in Iraq:

27 Aug 2016 description

Idomeni, Greece | AFP | Saturday 8/27/2016 - 03:48 GMT

by Vassilis KYRIAKOULIS

Inside the sleepy canteen of Idomeni, the Greek railway post on the border with Macedonia, the ring of a phone breaks the endless silence.

Stratos, the manager, jots down the order: five portions of okra, three of chicken, four salads, 10 bottles of water.

There is no address. The delivery is made out to the wooded hills nearby -- the home of a ghost community of migrants.

26 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

ATHENS/GENEVA 26 August 2016 – With the sudden increase of arrivals, hundreds more refugee and migrant children are becoming stranded in Greece with critical needs such as education and protection, says UNICEF. 

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

Region-Country:: Europe and Central Asia / Greece

Greece - A group of 160 asylum seekers left Greece on Thursday (25/08) and arrived safely in France with IOM’s support under the European Union’s Relocation Programme.

The group comprised 128 Syrians, 30 Iraqis, and two stateless individuals. Of these, there were 93 men, 67 women, and 53 children under the age of 18.

IOM staff accompanied the asylum seekers on the chartered flight from Athens to Lyon, ensuring assistance throughout the journey and safe disembarkation in France.

26 Aug 2016 description

Region-Country: Africa and Middle East / Iraq

Iraq - Over 90,000 Iraqis have been displaced in the Mosul Corridor as military operations continue in preparedness for the liberation of Mosul. This includes over 82,600 IDPs who have been displaced from Salah al-Din (Baiji and Al Shirqat districts) and Ninewa (Al Qayara district) since 16 June, as recorded by IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix, Emergency Tracking.

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

26 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

Since the beginning of the conflict in June 2014, UNHRD has supported Partners in sending critical relief items, equipment and medical supplies to Iraq. For the World Health Organisation (WHO) alone, over US$ 2 million worth of medicine, health kits and other supplies have been dispatched from UNHRD depots in Dubai and Brindisi.

26 Aug 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

3,618 Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises

1,636 Registered females.

1,299 Registered children and adolescents

25 Aug 2016 description

Baghdad, 25 August 2016 - The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Kubiš, welcomes the progress made in implementing the legislative agenda of the Council of Representatives, the last of which was the parliament’s adoption of the Amnesty Law.

“This is one more step towards consolidating state building,” the SRSG said. “This legislation adopted today is key for promoting national reconciliation efforts.”

25 Aug 2016 description

Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that the it organized first aid courses and of psychosocial support programs for displaced families (IDPs) at Hursham, Kourkosk and Dar Shokran camps, which is home to more than 3,000 displaced families in Erbil governorate.