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25 Feb 2017 description

13,924 arrivals by sea in 2017

366 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 24 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016

24 Feb 2017 description

Introduction

Ensuring the most vulnerable people are included in the humanitarian response Handicap International's emergency response mission in the Middle East is redoubling its efforts to help thousands of people affected by the fighting in Syria and in Iraq.

24 Feb 2017 description

HeRAMS (Health Resources Availability Mapping System) is a standardized approach supported by a software-based platform that aims at strengthening the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources and services in humanitarian context. It aims to address the needs/gaps expressed by the health cluster on coordination and management by providing timely, relevant, and reliable information.

24 Feb 2017 description

GREECE, Thessaloniki: The Norwegian Refugee Council is providing apartments for refugees stranded in the northern Greek port city of Thessaloniki, giving them a chance at regaining a normal life. When war came to the Syrian town of Kobani, the widow Shamza Misto fled with six of her eight children across the border to Turkey and then to Greece. From there, she planned to cross through the Balkans to join her son and daughter in Germany.

24 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has contributed US$ 28.4 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) in support of the Agency’s core programmes, emergency response efforts and priority projects.

24 Feb 2017 description

Good evening,

I think you will have access to, and you have had an access to the welcoming speech, to all those which have been invited, which took place about half an hour ago, so I will not repeat or reiterate or elaborate what I said because you have it in front of you, and if you don’t my office would be more than happy to actually do so.

You must have noticed one or two things.

24 Feb 2017 description

Arabic version

Excellencies, ladies and gentleman:

Welcome, Welcome, to the welcoming speech of the Special Envoy of the Secretary-General [of the United Nations] for Syria. On behalf of the Secretary-General, welcome to the UN Palace in Geneva.

24 Feb 2017 description

Global Overview

Whether unprecedented or not, the challenges currently facing our global security are immense and cause for considerable alarm. It is difficult to think of a time in recent history when there has been such a confluence of destabilising factors – local, regional and global – hindering collective capacity to better manage violence. These overlapping risks, unchecked, could coalesce into a major crisis – indeed we are currently experiencing a spike in global conflict violence – without the safety net of solid structures to deal with it.

24 Feb 2017 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: February 24, 2017 4:44 AM
Sirwan Kajjo Kasim Cindemir

A suicide car bomber has killed at least 35 people and wounded many others in a Syrian village near al-Bab, just one day after Turkish forces and their rebel allies took much of the strategic town from Islamic State.

The blast Friday struck an opposition security post in the village of Sousian, killing many civilians along with opposition forces.

24 Feb 2017 description

Overview

76 million
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally

30 million
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters

7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries

Protracted emergencies
in Somalia and Sudan

H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region

24 Feb 2017 description

HeRAMS (Health Resources Availability Mapping System) is a standardized approach supported by a software-based platform that aims at strengthening the collection, collation and analysis of information on the availability of health resources and services in humanitarian context. It aims to address the needs/gaps expressed by the health cluster on coordination and management by providing timely, relevant, and reliable information.

24 Feb 2017 description

The Government of Japan has allocated USD 34.3 million to support IOM’s operations to assist vulnerable migrants including displaced persons, refugees, returnees and affected communities around the world in 2017.

The funding will also contribute to increasing the capacity of various governments in humanitarian border management to cope with displacement resulting from conflicts and to enhance security.

24 Feb 2017 description

SG/SM/18454

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

24 Feb 2017 description

Key figures (Oct 2015 - 08 Feb 2017)
- 3,205 persons relocated
- 5,839 places pledged
- 39,600 target