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31 May 2016 description

Arrivals and Departures: In Italy, on 26 May, 10 Syrian refugees (2 family groups) arrived in Rome from Turkey as part of the resettlement scheme under the EUTurkey Agreement. Another family of four scheduled to travel to Italy did not receive medical clearance by IOM just before departure as one of the children is suffering from heart issues.

31 May 2016 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016— The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors today approved a $20 million International Development Association (IDA)* credit to help support the Government of Zambia implement its program of local integration for long term refugees.

The Zambia Displaced Persons and Border Communities Project aims to improve access to livelihoods and socio-economic infrastructure for displaced people and host communities in the two targeted resettlement areas of Meheba in North-Western and Mayukwayukwa in the Western Provinces of Zambia.

31 May 2016 description

Greece - IOM Greece has published a report based on interviews with 1,206 unaccompanied child migrants in Greece. Some 508 said that they would not consider returning to their countries of origin because it was their intention to reach a northern European country and 282 expressed the wish to return back to their country of origin. The remainder initially expressed willingness to return home but later changed their minds and decided to stay in Greece.

31 May 2016 description

UNHCR says series of shipwrecks and capsizings last week now appears to have claimed at least 880 lives.

By: Adrian Edwards, Geneva and by Medea Savary, Italy | 31 May 2016

GENEVA, May 31 (UNHCR) – At least 880 people are believed to have drowned last week in a spate of shipwrecks and boat capsizings on the Mediterranean, the UN Refugee Agency said today.

31 May 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 204,311 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 30 May, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

After a surge in reported shipwrecks and other incidents at sea during the past eight days, estimated deaths through 30 May this year have risen to 2,443 on all Mediterranean routes - a 34 percent increase over the first five months of 2015.

31 May 2016 description
  • In Kuwait, the parties to the UN-led peace talks are finalizing the list of prisoners to be exchanged before Ramadan. The ICRC will facilitate and coordinate the process.
31 May 2016 description
report Radio Dabanga

Sortony, that accommodates tens of thousands of displaced people in North Darfur, remains cut-off from transport by militiamen who have blocked the road to Kabkabiya for consecutive weeks. The UN has begun to operate flights from El Fasher to Sortony.

“The siege on Sortony has made movement to and from Kabkabiya very difficult, too,” the coordinator of the camps in the northern locality told Radio Dabanga. Approximately 22,600 people displaced from Jebel Marra have taken shelter adjacent to the UNAMID base in Sortony, the UN said last week.

31 May 2016 description

High acute malnutrition remains a concern with early onset of the lean season

Key Messages

  • The Sudan Acute IPC Analysis from April to July 2016 projected a two-month early start to the lean season in April 2016, and estimated more than 4.4 million people in Sudan facing Crisis (IPC Phase 3) or worse acute food insecurity, including more than 100,000 people in Emergency (IPC Phase 4), with the largest populations in conflict-affected areas of South Kordofan and Jebel Marra in Darfur.

31 May 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

(Nairobi, May 30, 2016) – The Sudanese authorities deported at least 442 Eritreans, including six registered refugees, to Eritrea in May 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. Sudan denied the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) access to identify those who wanted to claim asylum and also denied the agency access to 64 Ethiopians still in detention who risk deportation.

30 May 2016 description

IOM Sudan, in partnership with the State Ministry of Social Affairs (SMoSA), supported ten women to return to productive life within their communities through in kind business start-up support of around USD 665 per woman. These women’s vulnerability is caused by their recent release from prison at the occasion of International Women’s Day on March 8th, 2016.

30 May 2016 description

Amdjarass (Tchad) 31 mai 2016 - Le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, dans le cadre de son partenariat avec le gouvernement tchadien visant à renforcer les capacités des autorités dans leur responsabilité de protection des réfugiés, organise une formation à l’intention des responsables administratifs, sécuritaires, militaires et judiciaires de la Région de l’Ennedi-Est.

30 May 2016 description

The Danish Refugee Council has warned of further deaths at sea if alternative safe and legal routes to Europe are not identified and other protection measures are being put into place, following the deaths of at least 700 people in the Mediterranean Sea this week.

30 May 2016 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-second session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences: comments by the State*

Note by the Secretariat

30 May 2016 description

Human Rights Council

Thirty-second session

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences on her mission to the Sudan

Note by the Secretariat

30 May 2016 description
report European Union

The Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced the arrival of a team of migration experts from Brussels. The pledged development assistance to Sudan on migration is on the agenda, as well as issues related to migration routes through the borders. The discussions are to ensure that the agreed projects comply with the highest levels of transparency, accountability and respect for human rights.