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20 Jun 2017 description
report ShelterBox

With the final battle for Mosul in Iraq expected to play out in the coming days, the UN fears that up to 100,000 civilians still trapped in the city may be used as human shields by IS. UK charity ShelterBox is standing ready to aid families who manage to escape. They say, ‘The military are talking about the beginning of the end, however the human suffering is far from over.’

20 Jun 2017 description

The United States provided over $7 billion in humanitarian assistance in FY 2016, including more than $3.4 billion from the State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM). These funds provided life-saving assistance and protection to the world’s 22 million refugees, and to millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs), conflict victims, stateless persons, and vulnerable migrants.

20 Jun 2017 description

In May 2017, Action on Armed Violence recorded 3,223 deaths and injuries caused by explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 82% (2,649) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

This represents a 48% increase in the number of civilians killed or injured compared to April 2017, when there were 1,794 civilian deaths and injuries.

20 Jun 2017 description
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Iraq - As the battle officially began his week to retake the last few neighbourhoods of West Mosul’s old city from ISIL, about 50 kilometres away people have started returning to the increasingly bustling riverside town of Gwer.

20 Jun 2017 description
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Iraqi families and Syrian refugees benefit from German-funded FAO project

20 June 2017, Erbil, Iraq - Thousands of vulnerable Iraqis and Syrian refugees will profit from new agricultural livelihoods ventures thanks to a Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) project supporting families affected by conflict in northern Iraq.

20 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,384

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,110

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 62

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 9

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017: 892

20 Jun 2017 description

Key messages:

  • Each year millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge from conflicts, violence, human rights violations, persecution or natural disasters. The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people) has continued to rise in 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide. The majority of today's refugees live in the developing world, which means that they flee to countries already struggling with poverty and hardship.

20 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS . - By 18 June, the overall number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia shrunk to 6,324. 92% were accommodated in 18 governmental centres.
- Some centres remained overcrowded, especially the Transit Centres (TC) in Adasevci, Principovac and Sombor, where over 300 refugees and migrants, including UASC, are accommodated in temporary emergency shelters of rub halls or tents (below chart refers). On 17 June, authorities transferred 148 men and boys, most from Pakistan, from Sombor TC to Presevo Reception Centre (RC).

20 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service

20 June 2017 – With a record 65.6 million people last year forcibly uprooted from their homes by violence and persecution, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today called on the international community to provide support and solidarity.

“We reflect on the courage of those who fled and the compassion of those who welcome them,” the Secretary-General said in his video message for World Refugee Day, marked annually on 20 June.

He noted that more people than ever in our lifetimes are fleeing war, disasters and persecution.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Internews Network

Information is a lifeline to those in the midst of difficult and confusing journeys.

Andrea Panico isn’t getting much sleep. He takes my call at 9.30pm and he still has a long night ahead of him. By day, the We World team leader in Ventimiglia, Italy is attending a crisis management course and most nights he is out in the streets of the town from late at night until the early hours of the morning – talking to refugees and migrants.

19 Jun 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Sexual violence in humanitarian settings is rarely reported as a security incident. This overview document presents incidents reported over a 27-month period. It includes data shared by Report the Abuse and incidents reported in open sources and by Security in Numbers Database (SiND) partner agencies. It does not present a representative sample, but instead provides insight into the nature of these incidents.

19 Jun 2017 description

Before the summer of 2015, few would have anticipated that what began as the secondary movement of Syrian refugees in Turkey towards Europe, would be swamped by citizens of a myriad of other nationalities. 885,000 people crossed the Aegean sea in 2016; 1.1 million if you measure from the summer of 2015 to summer of 2016; of which in total only 44% were Syrian. They were followed by nationals of Afghanistan and Iraq, but also Bangladesh and Pakistan, Eritrea and Sudan.

19 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS: Displacement due to fierce fighting in west Mosul, Ba’aj, and Tel Afar continued, with increasing numbers of IDPs arriving with injuries incurred during their flight. More IDPs from west Mosul are using the northern bridge to cross toward Mosul Woods, rather than transiting through Hammam Al-Alil. Access to safety has somewhat improved, with stranded families reaching safe areas following persistent advocacy by humanitarian actors.

Protection monitoring at mustering and screening sites

19 Jun 2017 description

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of €28 million from the German Government, which will support food assistance to 275,000 displaced Iraqis in four governorates across the country.

19 Jun 2017 description

The battle for Mosul is growing fiercer every day. In the narrow streets of the city’s old quarter, tens of thousands of civilians are still trapped. Staying could mean dying, but trying to escape could mean dying too. To get out, Mosul’s families: men, women and children, have to run a gauntlet of shells, bombs, and bullets.

The ICRC is supporting Mosul General Hospital, now just a few hundred metres from the fighting. Patients are flooding in.

“This week and last week most of them are children,” says ICRC physiotherapist Guido Versloot.

19 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 9 May 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit herewith the eighth report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team established pursuant to resolution 1526 (2004), which was submitted to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011), in accordance with paragraph (a) of the annex to resolution 2255 (2015).

19 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

417,438
Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016

535,000
IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

213,278
Individuals (43,707 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool

19 Jun 2017 description
report iMMAP

June 11, 2017

• Iraqi Military Forces liberated the southern part of Al-Zanjili neighborhood western side of Mosul city of Ninewa province.

• Popular Mobilization Forces repelled multiple ISIS attacks in Tlul Al-Baj, Al-Safuk villages and Al-Shirqat operational sector of the district northern Salah Al-Din province.

• Iraqi Military Forces advanced further in Al-Shifaa neighborhood and liberated Al-Shifaa Hospital western side of Mosul city of Ninewa province.