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24 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

87,000 IDPs
from Falluja and surrounding areas since May

35,200 IDPs
from Mosul and surrounding areas since March

25,284 IDPs
from Shirqat and surrounding areas since June

3.4 million IDPs
since January 2014

230,000 Iraqi refugees in the region

Funding

UNHCR’s overall appeal of USD 584 million for IDPs and Iraqi refugees in the region is 37% funded including recent announcements and projections.

24 Jul 2016 description

Baghdad, Iraq | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 09:47 GMT |

A suicide bombing claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least 15 people in a Shiite area of northern Baghdad on Sunday, security and medical officials said.

The bombing, which struck near a checkpoint in the Kadhimiyah area, home to a major Shiite shrine, also wounded at least 29 people, the officials said.

IS issued a statement claiming the attack, saying it targeted soldiers and pro-government paramilitaries in the area.

24 Jul 2016 description

Lesbos, Greece | AFP | Saturday 7/24/2016 - 03:01 GMT

by Louisa GOULIAMAKI

When a sea of humanity landed on their island's rocky shores last year, the people of Lesbos turned out with blankets and hot food to help thousands of refugees emerging from the cold waters of the Aegean.

In the months that followed, Lesbos' citizens were hailed for their compassionate response by everyone from Pope Francis to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Queen Rania of Jordan and Angelina Jolie.

22 Jul 2016 description
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Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 20 Jul 2016): 159,297

Total arrivals in Greece during Jul 2016: 920

Average daily arrivals during Jul 2016:**46**

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2016:**52**

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland:**68**

22 Jul 2016 description

The city of Qayarah can be considered as one of the biggest cities at Nineveh governorate southern of Mosul, and as a result of military operations in the district more than 10 thousand people have been displaced from the city toward Kurdistan Iraq. With this numbers of displaced people, the humanitarian situation is becoming increasingly difficult that represented by food, water, housing, health services and humanitarian needs. The indicate of field assessments that done by the Iraqi Red Crescents’ teams there are a large number of families still need immediate interventions.

22 Jul 2016 description
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242,179 arrivals by sea in 2016
2,977 dead/missing
published 07:30 CET 22 July
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

22 Jul 2016 description

WASHINGTON, 21 July (UNHCR) – The UN refugee agency expressed gratitude on Thursday to the government and people of the United States following the latest release of US funding in support of the agency’s efforts to protect and assist refugees and internally displaced people around the world.

21 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• June witnessed a significant escalation of conflict across Syria and the subsequent pattern of new and deepening humanitarian needs could continue and even intensify through July unless Geneva talks regain traction.

• In Syria in June UNICEF reached around 96,690 people in seven besieged areas and more than 279,600 people in 38 hard-to-reach locations with life-saving and critical services.

• The cross-border round of the nation-wide immunization campaign is ongoing in Syria and as of June reached around 722,000 children.

21 Jul 2016 description

Every day, 10 people are killed by landmines. Besides claiming such a substantial number of lives, landmines form an obstacle to post-conflict reconstruction efforts. Foreign trade and development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen said: ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land.

21 Jul 2016 description

The Netherlands has reserved €65 million for assistance to Iraq. The funds are intended for stabilization, demining, emergency aid, and military training. The pledge was announced by Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders on July 20 in Washington, D.C., during a special conference on Iraq co-hosted by the Netherlands.

Minister Koenders stressed that the Netherlands attaches great importance to the integration of the military offensive with political reforms, inclusiveness, and humanitarian efforts.

21 Jul 2016 description

Foreign Minister Steinmeier is attending the Pledging Conference in Support of Iraq in Washington, D.C. today. As a co-host of the conference, Steinmeier announced that Germany would be contributing 160 million euros to help bring stability to the country. Germany is already providing more funds for humanitarian aid measures and stabilisation than any other country.

Further funds needed to ensure long-term stability in Iraq

21 Jul 2016 description

'The people of Iraq are in urgent need of aid. Norway is already providing a considerable amount of humanitarian assistance to the region. We are now increasing our support to Iraq by NOK 50 million, to a total of NOK 325 million,' said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is today attending the Pledging Conference in support of Iraq in Washington, DC.

21 Jul 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

87,000 IDPs from Falluja and surrounding areas since May

34,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas since March

25,284 IDPs from Shirqat and surrounding areas since June

3.4 million IDPs since January 2014

230,000 Iraqi refugees in the region

Funding

UNHCR’s overall appeal of USD 584 million for IDPs and Iraqi refugees in the region is 37% funded including recent new announcements and projections

OVER 2 BILLION PLEDGED FOR IRAQ

20 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • So far this year more than 231,000 people crossed the Mediterranean. While the trend of decreased arrivals through the Eastern Mediterranean continued during the month of June, with only 1,500 new arrivals in Greece, some 22,250 people were rescued in Italian waters during the same period of time.