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09 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals to Croatia: 634,473

Total arrivals in Feb 2016: 11,369

Minor and women ratio of total registration at 01-07 Feb 2016: 58%

Compared to 25-31 Jan 2016: 61%

Total arrivals in Jan 2016: 64,826

Avg. daily arrivals in Jan 2016: 2,091

Source: MOI registration data, Croatia

08 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Shira Rubin

ISTANBUL, 8 February 2016 (IRIN) - In the main square of Aksaray, a neighbourhood in Istanbul densely populated by refugees, Haroun Yamani tries to placate potential clients who are seeking a future in Europe but are anxious about the treacherous boat journey that will take them there.

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08 Feb 2016 description

In preparation for the London Conference for Syria and the Region on 4 February, the Malala Fund commissioned Development Initiatives to undertake analysis on the current levels of humanitarian financing directed towards education for the Syrian emergency.

This briefing paper, Humanitarian assistance to education for the Syria emergency, presents an analysis of humanitarian funding to the Syria emergency, with a focus on the education sector.

08 Feb 2016 description

In the past year, the number of people in need in Iraq has doubled. The humanitarian disaster touches nearly one-third of the population – 10 million people; a fiscal collapse has resulted in widespread unemployment and impoverishment; and insecurity and violence are putting millions of Iraqis at direct risk. The humanitarian community is appealing for US$861 million in 2016 to provide some form of humanitarian assistance to 7.3 million people. With the ongoing conflict, the humanitarian crisis in Iraq is likely to deteriorate in the year ahead.

08 Feb 2016 description

SHARJAH, 7th February, 2016 (WAM) -- The Big Heart Foundation, BHF, has pledged to donate US$350,000 towards two UNHCR projects to help displaced Syrian families and children seeking refuge in Lebanon and Iraq. The first US$250,000 will go towards UNHCR’s "Warm their Hearts" campaign that will provide winter aid to over 400,000 Syrian refugees in Lebanon, who are in desperate need of support and assistance.

08 Feb 2016 description

PESHKABOUR, Iraq, Feb 8 (UNHCR) – Under a cold winter sun, 65-year-old Nazo Osi Ali and her two daughters pull their bulging suitcases out of the back of a blue station wagon at this town in northwest Iraq across the Tigris River from Syria.

Ten months ago Nazo fled to Iraq to escape the fighting in Syria, but now she needs to return home to her war-ravaged country for medical reasons. "I have high blood pressure and a bad tooth and I want to see my own doctor and dentist," she says. "It is too expensive to get treatment in Iraq."

08 Feb 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
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BAGHDAD, 8 February 2016: UNICEF and the Government of Iraq today signed the 2016-2019 Country Programme Action Plan, a four year framework by which both parties will work to ensure a bright future for Iraqi children.

08 Feb 2016 description
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The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ala Alwan, will be visiting Iraq on 9 and 10 February 2016 to meet with Her Excellency the Minister of Health, Dr. Adila Hammoud, to discuss a number of significant health issues including the official endorsement of the WHO/MOH biennium 2016/17. The visit will also highlight the need for ensuring an uninterrupted health response for affected populations and required funds for the rehabilitation of health services in the newly liberated areas like Ramadi, Fallujah, and Sinjar.

08 Feb 2016 description
report World Bank

Economic Effects of War and Peace in the Middle East and North Africa

07 Feb 2016 description
report Deutsche Welle

The number of Syrians coming to the EU from Turkey has decreased considerably in January, according to a German newspaper. More Iraqis and Afghans are fleeing to the bloc, but have slim chances of receiving asylum.

Nearly forty percent of migrants who entered the European Union (EU) in January do not have a realistic chance of getting asylum, the Sunday paper "Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung" (FAS) quoted a senior European Commission official as saying.

07 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan 2015 - 3 Feb 2016): 924,1746

Total arrivals in Greece during Feb 2016: 7,521

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 1,254

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 1,952

Total asylum applications during Dec 2015: 1,314

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

96 dead - 34 missing (28 Jan. 2016)

07 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Chios (Jan 2015 - 06 Feb 2016): 135,159

Total arrivals in Chios during Feb 2016: 1,796

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 299

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 413

% of arrivals in Chios compared to total: 21%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations by UNHCR and partners' field activities): 50

Estimated departures to mainland (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 230

07 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Samos (Jan 2015 - 06 Feb 2016): 109,378

Total arrivals in Samos during Feb 2016: 300

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 50

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 152

% of arrivals in Samos compared to total in Greece (2016) : 7%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 500

Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 0

07 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Lesvos (01 Jan 2015 - 06 Feb 2016): 540,719

Total arrivals in Lesvos during Feb 2016: 4,526

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 754

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 1,167

% of arrivals in Lesvos compared to total: 60%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 1,452

Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 346

07 Feb 2016 description

Highlights

  • Humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in Anbar due to the ongoing conflict and limited access to provide assistance to the conflict-affected population.

  • Food and fuel shortages are being reported across the governorate - particularly in Falluja district that has been under siege for over a year.

07 Feb 2016 description

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• Ramadi City was liberated on 27 December 2015.
However, active fighting is still ongoing in many parts of the city.

• Since June 2015, approximately 15 000 families have been displaced from Ramadi and are residing in various internally displaced persons (IDP) camps and host communities across eastern Anbar and western Baghdad.

07 Feb 2016 description

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Sunday 2/7/2016 - 09:47 GMT

The Netherlands is probing two incidents in which civilians may have been killed or injured in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq, the government has said.

"Two incidents in which there may have been possible civilian casualties are being investigated in around 1,300 missions carried out by the Netherlands," The Hague-based government said in a letter to parliament late on Saturday.

07 Feb 2016 description

Victoria Metcalfe, Marcus Manuel and Alastair McKechnie

As the conflict in Syria continues, its political, security, economic and social spill-over effects have intensified across the Middle East and beyond. The flow of refugees from Syria to its neighbours – Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey – has increased rapidly, with 4.28 million people registered in these five countries.