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22 May 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Belgrade, 20 May 2016 – Serbian Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia (SCCI) and UNICEF signed today a Memorandum of Understanding, aimed at creating a professional environment which respects and supports children’s rights and promotes corporate social responsibility (CSR), focused on children.

22 May 2016 description
report UN Women

In 2016, natural disasters and war zones have created indelible images of barbed wire barriers, endless straggling dusty lines of tired people on the move, overladen boats making hazardous sea passages, buildings destroyed by bombs, cyclones, earthquakes and fires, exhausted responders with hard hats and clipboards. These images reflect desperate flight from violence and destruction, the courage of those who stay, the courage of those who go. They make real for us the extraordinary circumstances of millions on the move.

21 May 2016 description

Report calls for building disaster risk into development efforts

Sarajevo, 20 May 2016 – Two years after massive flooding caused widespread devastation and loss of life in the Western Balkans, countries in the sub-region have taken steps to reduce the risk of disasters but more will need to be done to protect people from future destruction, according to the Human Development Report for the Western Balkans, launched here today.

20 May 2016 description
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  • In Greece, during the week of 9 May, IOM led an escort mission for 20 unaccompanied children (seven from Pakistan, six from Afghanistan, five from Syria, one from Palestine, and one from Egypt) who were escorted from the First Reception Centre in Lesvos to a new accommodation facility in Mytilene.

19 May 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.

RRP requirements: $550,539,639

Funding received: $328,809,685

% funded: 60%

19 May 2016 description

Planning and Preparation:

A huge shortfall in funds for sheltering refugees is severely undermining efforts to tackle the biggest global displacement crisis since World War II. At the launch today of a new global campaign, called “Nobody Left Outside,” UNHCR emphasised that efforts to provide adequate shelter for refugees under its care were facing a half-billion-dollar deficit. Nobody Left Outside calls on the private sector to contribute funds for shelter solutions for 2 million refugees.

19 May 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.

RRP requirements: $550,539,639

Funding received: $287,477,151

% funded: 52%

18 May 2016 description

According to the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), in 2015 more than 700,000 people – mainly from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq – took the Western Balkans route on their way to Central and Northern Europe. Switzerland is supporting Serbian and Macedonian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) within the framework of migration partnerships. The work of these NGOs complements the efforts of national governments and international organisations in meeting the most urgent needs of the large number of migrants.

16 May 2016 description
report UN Security Council


7693rd Meeting (AM)
Security Council
Meetings Coverage

UNMIK’s Tasks Largely Fulfilled, Says United States, as Russian Federation Opposes ‘Unilateral’ Revision of Founding Resolution

While the overall security situation in Kosovo remained stable, a tense and divisive political landscape demonstrated a continuing need for the United Nations mission there to fulfil its mandate in support of lasting peace, the Security Council heard today.

14 May 2016 description

This edition is dedicated to the subject of prevention – in terms of health and security – for people working in peacebuilding missions. For these experts involved on the ground, both physical and mental factors are important to maintaining a healthy balance between work and free time, and to carrying out missions successfully. This edition also looks at the issue of gender within the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and the experience of the OAS in demobilising the different armed groups in Colombia.


12 May 2016 description

Daily Report

Arrivals and Departures

In Turkey, between 10-11 May, media sources reported that 343 people were apprehended at Turkey’s sea borders for attempting to cross to the Greek Islands. They were reportedly of Syrian, Iraqi, Pakistani and Afghan nationality.

12 May 2016 description

Röszke, Hungary | AFP | Thursday 5/12/2016 - 11:50 GMT

by Peter MURPHY

On the Serbian side of Hungary's razor-topped border fence, the smell of burning rubbish hangs in the air, clothes hang on trees and the wait to get into the European Union goes on.

"We go to (the toilet in) those trees over there," said Amir, 17, one of a seven-strong Afghan family including two children and an exhausted elderly woman with a crutch, sitting on the ground in this squalid camp.