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25 Jun 2017 description


Among those returned thus far, the vast majority have been nonSyrians and mainly constitute Pakistani nationals (45%). Other nationalities represented among returnees include Afghans,
Bangladeshis, Algerians and Iranians.

At least, 45% of those express no will to apply for asylum and/or withdrew their will to apply for asylum in Greece.

In total, 193 Syrians (16% of the total number of returnees) have been returned to Turkey to date and none have been returned on the basis that their claim was found inadmissible.

24 Jun 2017 description
report European Union

There were around 27 000 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU in May. The total number of detections in the first five months of 2017 fell 75% from the same period of last year to 84 000, although the number of migrants arriving in Italy remained above the figures from a year ago.

Central Mediterranean

24 Jun 2017 description
report Harikar


Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

24 Jun 2017 description
report Qatar Charity

Supported by the benefactors of Qatar, Qatar Charity (QC) has allocated additional funds for the Feed a Fasting Projects in Syria at a value of 500,000 QR. They are expected to benefit about 94,000 people from the orphans, displaced and needy families.

24 Jun 2017 description

Conseil des droits de l'homme

Une Déclaration du Président demande en outre de fournir une assistance technique au Gouvernement ivoirien en vue de la fin du mandat de l'Expert indépendant

24 Jun 2017 description
report Islamic Relief

With generous support from Islamic Relief partners, Islamic Relief Syria provided food parcels for 155,000 people in Hama, Idlib and Aleppo governorates. We prioritised Aleppo and Idlib because of the large numbers of displaced people, many of whom have been displaced multiple times and as a result, are extremely vulnerable.

The searing hot weather proved a challenge for both the Islamic Relief team and the people receiving the food so we started the distributions very early in the morning and completed them before noon.

23 Jun 2017 description

Council Adopts 11 Resolutions and a Presidential Statement, including on Syria, Ukraine and Côte d’Ivoire, Extends Mandate of the Special Rapporteur on Belarus

23 Jun 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - June 2017): 8,594

Total arrivals in Greece during Jun 2017: 1,320

Average daily arrivals during Jun 2017: 60

Average daily arrivals during May 2017: 68

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 61

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during June 2017:1.040

23 Jun 2017 description


  • Despite autumn dryness, above average cereal crop forecasted

  • New support programme for agricultural products starting in 2017

  • Slightly higher cereal imports forecast in 2017/18, exports expected to ease

  • Food inflation increases due to weaker Turkish Lira

Despite autumn dryness, above average crop forecasted

23 Jun 2017 description


432,726 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 20161

520,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

234,488 Individuals (47,859 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in

ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool

3 million IDPs since January 20142

23 Jun 2017 description

Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.

One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.

23 Jun 2017 description

By: Lisa Abou Khaled and Rima Cherri

In Lebanon and Jordan, providing daily meals gives a sense of community back to refugees fasting in the holy month of Ramadan.

BEKAA VALLEY, Lebanon – As the sun sinks, the Ramadan Kitchen in Lebanon’s fertile Bekaa Valley is a hive of activity, buzzing with the sounds of clanging pots and pans, food being packaged into plastic containers and the laughter and chatter of a hundred cooks and volunteers.