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28 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and June 2016, open sources reported 356 severe events in which 816 aid workers were reported killed (308), kidnapped (204) or assaulted or injured (304) in 35 countries. The highest number of severe events was reported from South Sudan (55), whilst the highest number of affected staff was reported from Afghanistan (196 individuals), followed by Syria (122 individuals). You can find the geographic distribution of aid worker casualties on our world maps.

28 Sep 2016 description

In 2015 and until August 2016, an increasing number of people risked their lives to cross the Mediterranean Sea in search of safety. More than 1 million people arrived by boats in 2015 and more than 280,000 people between January and August 2016.
A 61 per cent come from the world’s top 10 refugee-producing countries.

Main trends:

28 Sep 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Wednesday 9/28/2016 - 10:25 GMT |

by Zoé LEROY

For the cocktail of languages heard on the dirt streets of the Calais "Jungle" take a dollop of Dari, add a pinch of Amharic and Arabic, and sprinkle liberally with Punjabi, Pashto, Kurdish, Tigrinya and Farsi.

The one language rarely heard among the 7,000-10,000 migrants living in the sprawling camp outside the French Channel port is French, though many of the migrants, most of whom have their hearts set on reaching Britain, have a smattering of English.

28 Sep 2016 description

Key Figures
Mediterranean
300,333
arrivals by sea in 2016*
3,210
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

27 Sep 2016 description

A centre for young refugees in Saint-Omer offers shelter and protection, as well as the chance to enjoy being children again.

By: Céline Schmitt in Saint-Omer, France

On a cloudy day in the northern French town of Saint-Omer, Ibrahim, from Darfur in Sudan, is tending to a crop of vegetables with eight other young teenagers.

Ranging from 14 to 17 years in age, they are among the lucky few who have been given a place at Saint-Omer’s Maison du Jeune Réfugié (‘house for young refugees’), run by the NGO France Terre d’Asile.

26 Sep 2016 description

Calais, France | AFP | Monday 9/26/2016 - 12:00 GMT |

by David COURBET Claire GALLEN

French President Francois Hollande said Monday the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais would be dismantled by the end of this year under a plan to spread asylum seekers around the country.

"I have come to Calais to confirm the decision that I took with the government... to dismantle (the camp) definitively, entirely and rapidly, that means by the end of the year," Hollande said on his first visit to Calais as president.

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.

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

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

20 Sep 2016 description
report Insecurity Insight
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In Africa and Asia, more events were atributed to Non-State Actors (NSA's) than to State Actors (SA's) (77 and 16 respectvely). In Africa, 97% of events affectng aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s (77/79). Of these 77 events, the highest number of incidents were reported in South Sudan (24), followed by Mali (19) and CAR (14). In Asia, 80% of events affecting aid infrastructure were atributed to NSA’s in Afghanistan (11/20).

20 Sep 2016 description

Numbers crossing sea to Europe in first nine months of 2016 are down on last year, but higher than whole of 2014.

By: Jonathan Clayton

GENEVA – Over 300,000 refugees and migrants have made the dangerous Mediterranean sea crossing so far this year, according to figures released by UNCR, the UN Refugee Agency today.

20 Sep 2016 description

298.474 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.213 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 20 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

19 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | Monday 9/19/2016 - 20:06 GMT

The squalid migrant camp known as the "Jungle" in France's northern port of Calais has become home to nearly 1,000 more people since August, bringing the total to more than 10,000, two charities working there said Monday.

"The total number of people is 10,088. The previous count was 9,106, making it an increase of 12 percent in a month," according to the French association L'Auberge des Migrants and the British non-governmental organisation Help Refugees.

19 Sep 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | lundi 19/09/2016 - 17:44 GMT

La "Jungle" de Calais, dans le nord de la France, où affluent des migrants espérant passer en Angleterre, accueille désormais plus de 10.000 personnes, soit presque 1.000 personnes de plus qu'en août, ont affirmé lundi deux associations actives dans le bidonville.

Selon l'association française l'Auberge des Migrants et l'ONG britannique Help Refugees, "le nombre total de personnes est de 10.088. Il était au recensement précédent de 9.106, soit une augmentation de 12% en un mois".

17 Sep 2016 description

PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR MARCH 2017

16 Sep 2016 description

This update is based on internal displacement figures made available to IDMC across 16 countries from January-August 2016. These figures will be updated and expanded upon regularly and can be accessed via IDMC’s Global Internal Displacement Database (GIDD) which can be viewed at http://www.internal-displacement.org/database.

16 Sep 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Friday 9/16/2016 - 15:43 GMT

UPDATES FIGURES, ADDS HOUSING MINISTER STATEMENT, BACKGROUND

Police in Paris on Friday evacuated a tent camp where some 2,100 migrants were living in squalid conditions, the latest operation to dismantle camps sprouting up around the French capital.

Police moved in at dawn to remove the migrants, mainly from Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan, who were sleeping in tents and on mattresses in the camp in northern Paris.