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25 Jun 2017 description
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Baghdad, 25 June 2017 – The Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Iraq, Mr. Ján Kubiš, extends his warmest greetings and wishes for peace and prosperity to the Iraqi people in general and Muslims in particular on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

25 Jun 2017 description


Among those returned thus far, the vast majority have been nonSyrians and mainly constitute Pakistani nationals (45%). Other nationalities represented among returnees include Afghans,
Bangladeshis, Algerians and Iranians.

At least, 45% of those express no will to apply for asylum and/or withdrew their will to apply for asylum in Greece.

In total, 193 Syrians (16% of the total number of returnees) have been returned to Turkey to date and none have been returned on the basis that their claim was found inadmissible.

24 Jun 2017 description
report Deutsche Welle

Iraqi forces are creating safe passage routes for civilians trapped by IS by dividing the militant group's territory. Despite that effort, the UN said civilians under IS occupation face "almost unimaginable" danger.

The Iraqi army has opened escape routes Saturday for hundreds of civilians trapped by fighting with "Islamic State" (IS) militants in Mosul's Old City.

IS appears to be mounting a last stand in what was once the self-declared capital of its self-styled "caliphate."

24 Jun 2017 description

(Baghdad, 24 June 2017) – The United Nations strongly condemns recent incidents resulting in the terrible loss of civilian life including the 23 June attacks in eastern Mosul and in Mushahada in the old city of Mosul where as many as 12 civilians were killed and possibly hundreds injured.

“Killing and wounding civilians violates every humanitarian principle and is contrary in every way to international humanitarian law,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.

24 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

There were around 27 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU in May. The total number of detections in the first five months of 2017 fell 75% from the same period of last year to 84 000, although the number of migrants arriving in Italy remained above the figures from a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

24 Jun 2017 description
report Harikar


Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

23 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,594

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,320

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 60

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 61

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017:1.040

23 Jun 2017 description

Iraq – Three million Iraqis remain internally displaced across the country, despite numerous successes by military forces in dislodging and reclaiming much of the territory once occupied by ISIL.

23 Jun 2017 description

We condemn the destruction of the al-Nuri Mosque and the Hadba Minaret in the Iraqi city of Mosul on Wednesday 21st June. Reports indicate that it was blown up deliberately by ISIL as Iraqi security forces were approaching.

This destruction is the latest in a long line of such horrendous acts by ISIL, which has targeted landmark religious sites, including churches, mosques, shrines, tombs and graves.

23 Jun 2017 description


432,726 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 20161

520,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

234,488 Individuals (47,859 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in

ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool

3 million IDPs since January 20142

23 Jun 2017 description

Overview of migrant situation in Turkey

According to the latest available gures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,3 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.

22 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • In Syria, the delivery of humanitarian assistance to several locations continued to be hampered due to ongoing or renewed hostilities. During May 2017, only three interagency convoys to Duma, Wadi Barada and Jirud in Rural Damascus took place, with UNICEF delivering multi-sectoral assistance to 42,000 people in need.