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26 Jun 2016 description
report AlertNet

"Our decision is prompted by the security situation in those countries"

By Gopal Sharma

KATHMANDU, June 24 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nepal has banned its nationals from working in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Syria after 13 Nepali security guards were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber in the Afghan capital earlier this week, Labour Minister Deepak Bohara said on Friday.

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25 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • Over 5.47 million people now living in hard-to-reach and besieged locations

  • Access to these areas remains key challenge for humanitarians

  • Six inter-agency convoys completed under the June interagency operation plan during the reporting period

  • Targeted attacks on hospitals undermine access to health

  • Food assistance reaches Daraya for the first time since November 2012

  • Food insecurity concerns in southern Syria

Situation Overview

25 Jun 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Saturday 6/25/2016 - 14:24 GMT

Russian and regime air strikes killed 47 people, most of them civilians, and wounded dozens more on Saturday in a jihadist-held town in eastern Syria, a monitor said.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the raids hit the town of Al-Quriyah, controlled by the Islamic State group in Syria's oil-rich Deir Ezzor province.

Observatory head Rami Abdel Rahman said 31 civilians were identified among those killed, but that it was not immediately clear whether the 16 others were civilians or IS fighters.

25 Jun 2016 description

KEY FIGURES

85,374 individuals* displaced from Falluja and surrounding areas

23,559 individuals** displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas

3.3 million IDPs* in Iraq since January 2014

229,564 Iraqi refugees*** in the region

Funding

UNHCR’s overall appeal of USD 584 million for IDPs and Iraqi refugees in the region is only 21% funded

ANBAR CORRIDOR

24 Jun 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the UN and partners successfully delivered multi-sectoral assistance through inter-agency operations, reaching over 844,000 civilians in besieged, hard-to-reach and other priority cross-line locations with dire humanitarian needs. Many of these people we re reached more than once. A total of 57 UN inter-agency convoy have been undertaken, reaching over 725,000 people. UNRWA has also delivered 30 convoys with multi-sectoral assistance to 19,000 in YBB*, including thousands of residents in and from Yarmouk.

24 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, with one week remaining before 2016’s mid-year point.

24 Jun 2016 description

Press re­lease of 22.06.2016 | Berlin – Every child in Lebanon, and that includes every refugee child, should be able to go to school. Ger­many and Poland will sup­port the Lebanese ed­u­ca­tion min­istry in achiev­ing this am­bi­tious goal. That was agreed be­tween BMZ State Sec­re­tary Friedrich Kitschelt and Un­der­sec­re­tary of State Joanna Wro­necka at to­day's Pol­ish-Ger­man gov­ern­ment con­sul­ta­tions.

24 Jun 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports an estimated 214,861 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 22 June, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain.

Deaths so far this year are 2,861 compared with 1,838 through the first six months of 2015. In other words, fatalities on the Mediterranean Sea in 2016 stand over 1,000 ahead of last year’s mid-year total, with one week remaining before 2016’s mid-year point.