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25 Sep 2016 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Sunday 9/25/2016 - 14:36 GMT

Egyptian rescue workers have recovered 168 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt's Mediterranean coast, the health ministry said Sunday.

Survivors have said up to 450 migrants were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel headed to Italy from Egypt when it keeled over Wednesday off the port city of Rosetta.

Egypt's military has said it rescued 163 survivors and that recovery attempts were continuing.

25 Sep 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11831

SEVENTY-FIRST SESSION, 20TH, 21ST & 22ND MEETINGS (AM, PM & NIGHT)

Decrying ‘Lip Service’ to United Nations Ideals, Speakers Declare Time for New Direction, Embracing Era of Engagement While the United Nations had been founded on the belief that States could solve problems collectively, the time had come to move in a new direction, the General Assembly heard today, as speakers underlined the need to embrace a new era of engagement based on common needs, innovative ideas and mutual respect.

24 Sep 2016 description

Tours, France | AFP | Saturday 9/24/2016 - 20:58 GMT

President Francois Hollande, under pressure from the right wing, on Saturday stepped up his pledge to combat illegal migration, vowing to dismantle a squalid settlement near Calais and prevent similar camps from becoming established in France.

"There will be no camps in France," said Hollande, two days ahead of a maiden visit to the notorious "Jungle" settlement near Calais, where between 7,000 and 10,000 desperate migrants live.

24 Sep 2016 description

Following a brief period of suppressed rainfall, Guatemala registers heavy precipitation during the last week

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Prolonged heavy rainfall during the season throughout the Niger River basin has triggered flooding and inundation along the Niger River in Mali, Niger, and Nigeria. Inundation is also expected to be greater than it has been for many years through the inner Niger delta.

24 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 300,450 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,050 people have arrived in Greece and 130,567 in Italy during 2016.

Totals in 2015 through the entire month of September last year were 518,181 – nearly 50 percent higher than 2016’s totals, with slightly over a week remaining in September.

23 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • Since the beginning of the crisis, over 950,000 IDPs and conflict-affected persons have benefitted from IOM’s WASH activities in Yemen.

  • During the reporting period, IOM provided transportation and post-arrival assistance to 305 Ethiopians including four accompanied children returning to Ethiopia from Obock, Djibouti. Since the beginning of the crisis, nearly 2,000 Ethiopians have returned from Yemen having transited through Djibouti.

23 Sep 2016 description

Mr President, Amnesty International welcomes Sudan’s acceptance of recommendations to ratify the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and strengthen efforts to prevent torture and inhuman treatment. We note, however, that Sudan rejected recommendations to remove impunity provisions from the National Security Act 2010 and ensure independent investigation and prosecution of human rights violations committed by the National Intelligence and Security Service, the armed forces and the police.

23 Sep 2016 description

Amnesty International welcomes Sudan’s acceptance of recommendations to ratify the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and strengthen efforts to prevent torture and inhuman treatment. The organization notes, however, that Sudan rejected recommendations to remove impunity provisions from the National Security Act 2010 and ensure independent investigation and prosecution of human rights violations committed by the National Intelligence and Security Service, the armed forces and the police.

23 Sep 2016 description

Forced Migration

The figures for forced migration are staggering and unprecedented. And yet the movement of people is a symptom of a crisis, not the cause. Until there is a global reduction in violence and conflict, the problem will continue to get worse.

23 Sep 2016 description

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Friday 9/23/2016 - 16:53 GMT

Rescuers recovered at least 162 bodies from a migrant shipwreck off Egypt's coast by Friday evening, as the search for victims entered its third day.

Survivors have said up to 450 migrants were on board the overcrowded fishing vessel that was heading to Italy from Egypt when it keeled over off the port city of Rosetta on Wednesday.

"The death toll from the illegal migrant boat that capsized off the coast of Rosetta... has risen to 162," the health ministry said in a statement.

23 Sep 2016 description

300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,501 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• WFP’s cash voucher system enables close to 600,000 IDPs in Darfur to purchase a wide variety of items from local shops.

• An estimated 5,500 to 12,500 people from Western Jebel Marra locality have arrived in Nertiti North IDP camp in Central Darfur State.

• Sudan hosts about a quarter of the 1 million South Sudanese refugees in the region.

• Sudan hosts over 730,000 refugees, asylum seekers and people at the risk of statelessness, according to UNHCR.

Cash vouchers for 220,000 IDPs in Darfur

23 Sep 2016 description

The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) is a cost-effective way to support humanitarian action in Sudan. Under the direction of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC), the SHF aims to support the timely allocation and disbursement of donor resources to the most critical humanitarian needs as defined by the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) or any agreed upon strategy by the HC. The SHF provides funding to international and national non–governmental organizations and UN agencies. The SHF receives voluntary donor contributions and supports humanitarian response year–round.

23 Sep 2016 description
  • Egypt remains a transit country for refugees and migrants along the Central Mediterranean Route. Data for new asylum seekers and refugees to Egypt show an upward trend with 26 551 newly registered between January and August 2016 against 27 537 during the entire 2015. Syrian refugees continue to arrive, mainly irregularly and via Sudan; 7 573 Syrians have been registered between January to July.

22 Sep 2016 description

Summary

The El Niño weather event has been in a neutral phase since May. Nevertheless, it continues to have a devastating impact on vulnerable people in parts of Eastern and Southern Africa, Asia and the Pacific, the Dry Corridor in Central America, and Haiti in the Caribbean. This event will also cause long term consequences for public health, nutrition, livelihoods, water and sanitation.

22 Sep 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • USAID Administrator Smith announces nearly $133 million in additional humanitarian funding for South Sudan

  • Clashes in Greater Equatoria region prompt population displacement

  • WFP delivers food assistance to 2.5 million people in August

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