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21 Jun 2017 description

Izmir- Turkey, May 2017 (UNHCR)- Ahmed and his brother Omar have popped upstairs to their first floor apartment above the Syrian sweet store where they both work to talk to us. The two young fathers and their wives have in addition to their own brood of four kids, adopted their nephew and niece whose families did not survive an air attack in Aleppo last year.

The family left to Turkey almost a year ago.

21 Jun 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

425,982 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016

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

166,020 Individuals (36,343 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 2014

21 Jun 2017 description

Feature

Philippines

Affected areas Mindanao island (Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Misamis Oriental provinces)

Cause of displacement Disaster, Conflict

Figures As many as 182,000 new disaster displacements between 5 and 26 May; At least 100,000 new conflict displacements between 23 and 31 May

Context

21 Jun 2017 description

Already unprecedented food assistance needs grow further; risk of Famine persist

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Mental Health and Social Inclusion

In and long after emergencies people face a wide range of mental health difficulties (1). In this issue of our quarterly Equal Access Monitor (EAM), we are tackling the struggle of persons with psychosocial disability (people with long term impairment) * and psychosocial distress (personal distress) to gain access to mental health and psychosocial services in emergency contexts.

21 Jun 2017 description

Avant-propos

Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals

21 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, 20 June 2017 - “No one wants to flee their home,” says Ishmael Beah, author and UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War, following a recent visit to Jordan, where he met with children and young people uprooted by years of conflict in neighbouring Syria.

Beah knows that first hand. Nearly twenty years ago, he fled fighting in Freetown, Sierra Leone, as rebels closed in on the capital threatening the then 17-year-old with being dragged back into a brutal conflict. Just months earlier, he had with UNICEF’s help been demobilized as a child soldier.

21 Jun 2017 description

by Emma Batha

Total assistance rose for a fourth consecutive year, but the pace of growth slowed - one factor behind the slowdown may have been the lack of sudden large-scale disasters

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian aid hit a record $27.3 billion last year, but several leading donors in the Middle East slashed their contributions, data published on Wednesday showed.

21 Jun 2017 description
  • 578.0 M required for 2017

  • 122.9 M contributions received, representing 21% of requirements

  • 455.1 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

21 Jun 2017 description
  • 81,292 arrivals by sea in 2017

  • 1,985 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 20 June

363,401 arrivals in 2016

21 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

By Ben Thompson

WASHINGTON — Researchers have developed a questionnaire for aid groups working with teenage Syrian refugees that measures resilience – the ability to overcome challenges. Aid groups, including Mercy Corps, are using it to identify obstacles to resilience, and factors that increase self-confidence.

“Access to peers, access to mentors, family, education? What is helping young people overcome adversity?” said Matt Streng, Mercy Corps’ Director of Youth, Gender and Girls.

21 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

ISTANBUL — This U.N. World Refugee Day sees Turkey designated for the third consecutive year as the country that hosts the most refugees.While Ankara continues to stand by its policy of welcoming refugees, tensions within the country appear to be on the rise.

On Sunday, a factory dispute involving the factory owner and Syrian employees triggered rising hostilities between Syrians and Turks, along with violence that raged into the night in a suburb of the western city of Sakarya.

3 million Syrians in Turkey

21 Jun 2017 description

This evaluation examines the Norwegian Refugee Council’s programme to improve living conditions for vulnerable Syrian refugees in sub-standard buildings in Arsal, a Lebanese border town which stands out for its humanitarian needs and security challenges.

The evaluation’s purpose is to support programme learning around upgrading sub-standard buildings in Arsal that will provide guidance for future programme direction.

20 Jun 2017 description

World Refugee Day, June 20, is a global day to **commemorate the resilience, bravery, and strength of people who have escaped conflict and are rebuilding their lives**.

The UN estimates that **over 11 million Syrians are displaced both inside and outside of their home country, making Syrians the largest refugee population in the world. **Refugees face barriers in accessing high quality healthcare. Many must grapple with constant  fear, uncertainty, and instability.