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06 Dec 2016 description


655,314 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, accounting for 7 per cent of the national population

60,647 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, over a third of whom are children.

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

05 Dec 2016 description

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I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.

This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.

03 Dec 2016 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan covering the period January to December 2016.

Funding level

RRP requirements: $94,130,731

Funding received: $34,817,230

% funded: 37%

03 Dec 2016 description

172.2 M required for 2016
75.0 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
97.2 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

25 Nov 2016 description

The world’s greatest refugee crisis is unfolding in Syria and the neighbouring countries. The Government will once again step up its effort to alleviate suffering and help to ensure the best possible protection of the civilian population. We have therefore proposed an increase in humanitarian support for the Syria crisis of NOK 500 million,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

24 Nov 2016 description
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• World Toilet Day: One third of people in Sudan have access to improved sanitation, with wide disparities between states.

• Donor funding for water and sanitation activities in Sudan has been decreasing since 2008.

• SC Sweden is phasing out health and nutrition services in 20 centres in South Kordofan due to lack of funding.

• The number of arrivals by sea to Italy from Sudan in 2016 increased slightly compared to 2015, the number of arrivals from Eritrea and Somalia has dropped significantly - IOM.

20 Nov 2016 description
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IN 2016, HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLANS (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$7 billion and have received $2.6 billion. In total, MENA HRPs are 38 per cent funded. Three new FLASH APPEALS address specific situations: in Iraq where the humanitarian impact of the Mosul operation requires $284 million; in Afghanistan where $152 million is needed to assist returnees from Pakistan; and in Libya where $10 million is needed for Sirt.

18 Nov 2016 description

To Walk the Earth in Safety 2016: U.S. Global Leadership in Landmine Clearance and Conventional Weapons Destruction

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Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
November 17, 2016

16 Nov 2016 description

BEIJING - The Government of the People’s Republic of China has made a contribution of US$10 million towards the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency operations currently supporting El Niño drought-affected people in Ethiopia and Somalia. The Chinese Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng, signed an agreement with WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during the UN General Assembly in New York. Earlier, the Government of China also signed a US$2 million agreement with WFP to support its emergency operations for Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.

11 Nov 2016 description

Somalia - This week (7/11) IOM evacuated 127 Somalis fleeing the conflict in Yemen. The men, women and children arrived in Berbera, Somaliland, from Sana’a, Yemen on a boat organized by IOM with financial support from Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief).

This is the first evacuation under the one-year USD 10 million KSrelief-funded project implemented by IOM and UNHCR: Increased Access to Safe Movement, Protection and Durable Solutions for Returnees, Refugees and Migrants Fleeing the Yemen Crisis.

09 Nov 2016 description

172.2 required for 2016
75.0 M contributions received, representing 44% of requirements
97.2 M funding gap for the Yemen situation

09 Nov 2016 description
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  • Drought conditions continue to affect most of Puntland, several regions of Somaliland, as well as Gedo and Lower Juba in Jubaland. As a result, populations fled their homes in search of water and pasture. The drought will likely be exacerbated by a likely poor Deyr rainfall, and could further worsen the food security and malnutrition crises.

07 Nov 2016 description

Foreign Minister Steinmeier issued the following statement today (7 November) following his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi in Berlin:

“More than 60 million people – never before have so many people been forced to flee their homes. Of course, the humanitarian crisis in Syria and the neighbouring countries is a special focus of our aid efforts.

07 Nov 2016 description

A delegation led by the deputy German Ambassador to Somalia Markus Bollmohr welcomed the progress made to date in the construction of a Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) centre for former al-Shabaab combatants in the Jubbaland state capital.

The German government is funding construction of the centre, which began five months ago.

“It is almost complete, and we hope it can be opened very soon,” said Mr. Bollmohr.

04 Nov 2016 description

Africa and the African Union