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17 Nov 2015 description

Le choix de l’UE d’ériger des barbelés et de faire filtrer les entrées par ses voisins met les réfugiés en danger, quand il ne leur coûte pas la vie

Après les attentats perpétrés vendredi 13 novembre à Paris, l’Union européenne (UE) doit résister à la demande pressante d’une fermeture renforcée de ses frontières extérieures, qui continuerait d’alimenter diverses violations des droits humains tout en ne faisant rien pour endiguer les flux de réfugiés aux abois, a déclaré Amnesty International alors qu’elle publie un nouveau rapport mardi 17 novembre.

17 Nov 2015 description

Refugees endangered and dying due to EU reliance on fences and gatekeepers

In the wake of last Friday’s atrocious attacks on Paris the European Union (EU) must resist the urge to further seal off its external borders, which would continue to fuel a range of human rights abuses while doing nothing to enhance security or halt the influx of desperate refugees, said Amnesty International as it published a new report today.

09 Nov 2015 description


  • Almost 6,000 refugee students apply for the DAFI scholarships, offered by the Government of Germany for higher education.

  • Thousands of Syrian refugees try and get to Greece and Germany, transiting through Turkey.

  • Two new community centres opened in Adana and Gaziantep.


Tents: 45,220 (for 227,540 beneficiaries)

Foam mattresses: 270,000

Plastic Sheets: 32,840 (for 120,190 beneficiaries)

04 Nov 2015 description

This bulletin examines trends in staple food and fuel prices, the cost of the basic food basket and consumer price indices for 70 countries in the third quarter of 2015 (July to September).1 The maps on pages 6–7 disaggregate the impact analysis to sub-national level.

• FAO’s global cereal price index still continued to fall in Q3-2015, down 12.7 percent year-on-year and is now at 2010 levels.

02 Nov 2015 description


The IASC Alert, Early Warning and Readiness report is produced bi-annually as an inter-agency effort by the Task Team on Preparedness and Resilience (TTPR) for IASC member agencies. The report highlights serious risks that were either identified as being of particular strategic operational concern or as having a high probability and impact on humanitarian needs. In addition to collaboratively assembling the report, the report includes an analysis of the state of readiness, prepared by OCHA, which is compared against each risk.

02 Nov 2015 description

October 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Central African Republic, Israel/Palestine, Macedonia, Republic of Congo, South China Sea, Turkey

  • Improved situations

November 2015 – Watchlist
- Conflict risk alerts

  • Conflict resolution opportunities
30 Oct 2015 description

IOM Launches Updated Response Plan for Mediterranean and Beyond

Switzerland - IOM has released an update to its June 2015 response plan “Addressing Complex Migration Flows in the Mediterranean.” It includes a series of proposed interventions to be implemented through December 2016, some of which are already underway, others are still at the planning stage.

19 Oct 2015 description
report IRIN

By Kristy Siegfried

OXFORD, 19 October 2015 (IRIN) - For EU member states struggling to agree on the best response to the refugee crisis, the fallback plan has long been to look to third countries to solve the problem for them.

12 Oct 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Information, Attention to Vulnerable Groups Urgently Needed

(Athens, October 12, 2015) – Poor organization and a lack of personnel is creating chaos and insecurity at a police registration center and surrounding informal camp for asylum seekers and migrants on the Greek island of Lesbos, Human Rights Watch said today.

03 Oct 2015 description

10/3/2015 - 03:07 GMT

by Catherine BOITARD

As volunteer doctors, they are accustomed to treating injuries and disease outbreaks in conflict zones -- but now duty calls on Greek soil.

In the mobile Medecins du Monde mobile unit on the island of Lesbos, attending to thousands of refugees and migrants landing from neighbouring Turkey is a round-the-clock affair.

Aching muscles, lower body injuries, pulmonary infections -- with around 350 patients a day, there is little time to dwell on specific patients.

02 Oct 2015 description


Stories of courage—how refugee women in Turkey are making something of their lives in exile.

Refugee women: stories of courage

The desperate and rather horrific situation in Syria is well known, with more than 4 million refugees globally, of which nearly half live in Turkey. More than 7 million are internally displaced within Syria and half that number of refugees and IDPs, are children. In the camps in Turkey, 78% of Syrian refugees are women and children.

02 Oct 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Right now, there are nearly 60 million refugees or displaced people worldwide. If all of the world’s refugees were the population of a country, it would be the 24th largest in the world, just after Italy.

Half of the world’s refugees are children, growing up far from home without consistent education, safety or emotional support.

01 Oct 2015 description

September 2015 – Trends

  • Deteriorated situations
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Somalia, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkey, Yemen

  • Improved situations
    Colombia, Guatemala, Macedonia

October 2015 – Watchlist

  • Conflict risk alerts
    Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic

  • Conflict resolution opportunities

01 Oct 2015 description

Refugee emergency in Europe: UNHCR appeals for USD 128 million

01 Oct 2015 description
report Islamic Relief

Islamic Relief Worldwide has today published its annual report for 2014, which gives details of income and expenditure – and the positive impact achieved for millions of vulnerable people.

In 2014, our total global income reached £182 million – a growth of £62 million since 2012 – and voluntary income rose to a record high of 79 per cent of our total income. This year saw even more spending carried out directly through our field offices worldwide.

30 Sep 2015 description
report UN Children's Fund

Download multimedia resources: http://uni.cf/1LOQt9b

Twitter takeover, 30 September, 8:00 am EST, @UNICEF*

NEW YORK, 29 September 2015 – Conflicts and instability in five countries alone have uprooted at least 4.5 million children, UNICEF said on the eve of a United Nations high-level meeting on the global migrant and refugee crisis.