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INTRODUCTION

In 2016, different humanitarian actors came together prior to the World Humanitarian Summit to develop the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action. Despite the milestone that the Charter represents, most of its recommendations are not being implemented in the field, especially in the Iraq humanitarian response, even by organisations that endorsed it.

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Mr. President,
Distinguished members of the Security Council,

I have the honour to introduce the third report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 7 of resolution 2299 (2016), as well as the fourteenth report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 2107 (2013) on the issue of missing Kuwaiti and third-country nationals and property.

Mr. President,

23 May 2017 description

Baghdad, 23 May 2017 – More than 1900 health workers and volunteers on Sunday 21 May, 2017 kick started a mass polio vaccination campaign targeting approximately 332 000 children from conflict affected Mosul and other underserved areas in Ninewa Governorate.

23 May 2017 description

The roads infrastructure is particularly damaged around Mosul AlJadeda and Al-Rabee. In Al-Rabee over 50km of road infrastructure has been damaged. In an effort to restrict acces to Mosul, ISIL had erected several barricades made of sand to block access roads to the city. Satellite images suggest that some of these barricades still remain.
Control of access roads information provided by UNDSS on 25 April 2017.
Information based on satellite imagery dated 26 April 2017.
Enquiries: ivan.thung@unhabitat.org

23 May 2017 description

The assessment is done with the Flash Environment Assessment Tool (FEAT).
FEAT provides a standardized and scientifically rigorous methodology to help disaster workers identify, assess, and prioritize industrial hazards and impacts due to chemical releases for disaster preparedness and response.
It also provides the entry point for more comprehensive environmental assessments.
Although there are thousands of potentially hazardous operations,

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Iraq - Displacement and return movements continue across Iraq, affecting nearly five million people. Funding for humanitarian operations is urgently needed, particularly with new displacement caused by the intensification of operations to retake Mosul.

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia continued to stabilize. 7,364 were counted on 30 April. 5,985 (i.e. 81%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres across the country, while the rest were counted squatting mainly in Belgrade City.

  • Based on all available information, 43% of those accommodated were children, 42% adult men, and 15% adult women; 57% originated from Afghanistan, 19% from Iraq, 13% from Pakistan, 6% from Syria and 5% from other counties.

23 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

26,160 People benefitted from alternatives to camps in UNHCR accommodation since the beginning of the programme

20,962 People benefitted from cash assistance through UNHCR and UNHCRfunded partners in February

19,314 UNHCR accommodation places currently active as alternatives to camps

1,581 Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to improved accommodation on the mainland in state-run sites or UNHCR accommodation this month

23 May 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - May 2017): 6,421

Total arrivals in Greece during May 2017: 1,257

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 60

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 39

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 7

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during May 2017: 807

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description

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  • Syria: During the reporting period, 312,205 beneficiaries were assisted with WASH,
    Health, NFI, and Livelihood support by IOM teams in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo, AlHassakeh, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

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UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, has opened another camp in response to a recent surge in the number of newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military offensive in western Mosul. An estimated 40,000 people fled areas of north-west Mosul and the Old City over a four-day period late last week.

23 May 2017 description

Between 26 April and 11 May 2017, most observed damage has occurred in the right bank (western Mosul), where airstrikes have hit residential neighbourhoods. As in previous weeks, Al-Rabee was hit hardest and the area has seen an additional 171 heavily damaged or completely de- stroyed residential buildings since 26 April 2017. Only severely damaged and completely destroyed buildings can be identi ed with satellite imag- ery. For that reason, the amount of damaged buildings is likely higher than the amount indicated on this dashboard.

23 May 2017 description

This report is produced by OCHA Iraq in collaboration with humanitarian partners. This document is subject to availability of data at the time of circulation. Also, and as the context rapidly evolves, information in this report is subject to constant change, with figures and locations listed which may no longer be current at the time of issuance/reading. The next report will be issued on or around 29 May 2017.

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23 May 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Face delays, barriers to reuniting with families

(Athens) – Unnecessary delays and arbitrary barriers are keeping older refugees and asylum seekers stranded in Greece, unable to reunite with family members who have legal status in the European Union, Human Rights Watch said today.

23 May 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12830
22 MAY 2017

SECURITY COUNCIL
7945TH MEETING (PM)

Permanent Representative Tells of Air Strikes, Demands Turkey Remove All Forces

With the liberation of Mosul imminent, the international community must maintain a dual focus on defeating the remaining Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL/Da’esh) forces in Iraq, and on working towards post-conflict security and reconstruction, the Secretary-General’s Special Representative said in a briefing to the Security Council today.

22 May 2017 description
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Letter from HRW to Australian Minister of Defence Payne

Government Needs to Improve Transparency of Operations, Investigations