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30 Sep 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 302,486 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. Some 166,610 people have arrived in Greece and 132,044 in Italy during 2016.
Total arrivals on the Mediterranean through the month of September in 2015 were 518,181 – nearly 60 percent higher.

30 Sep 2016 description

302,486 arrivals by sea in 2016
3,502 dead/missing
published 10:00 CET 30 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

29 Sep 2016 description
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In Turkey, The Food Security Sector continues to provide support to Syrians both in camps and out of camps. The total number of individuals reached in camps this month is 151,395 while the number of individuals reached out of camps is 202,784. As of July, the Food Security Sector reached approximately 354,179 beneficiaries both in and out of camps in 2016.

29 Sep 2016 description

USD 7,786,538 worth of regular cash and nonfood items (NFIs) were distributed to vulnerable beneficiaries in Jordan this month

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29 Sep 2016 description

Partners continued to provide critical health care services to vulnerable refugees

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In Turkey, 3RP Partners provided medical devices to fully equip the hospital in Suruc refugee camp, which currently hosts some 28,000 Syrian refugees. Partners also provided transportation to 865 refugees in Adiyaman camp to enable them to access health services in Adiyaman’s city centre and Gaziantep. Furthermore, 35 patients with chronic illness were transported from the camps to the hospitals in Adana, Gaziantep and Malatya.

29 Sep 2016 description

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In Lebanon, sector partners carried out an assessment of the sanitation situation in four Informal Settlements in Zahle Caza, Bekaa, housing around 1,600 people. The assessment addresses concerns raised by the Ministry of Environment regarding environmental pollution from wastewater and solid waste from these sites. Topographical surveys are already underway in order to design improved sanitation systems for these sites.

29 Sep 2016 description

These dashboards reflect the humanitarian and resilience responses of more than 200 partners, including governments, UN Agencies, and NGOs, involved in the 3RP response in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Achievements are cumulative from the start of 2016, while targets are based on full funding of the 3RP and an expected 4.69 million refugees by end-2016.

29 Sep 2016 description

Highlights of GAO-16-819, a report to the Chairman, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate

Why GAO Did This Study?

29 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme
  • 6.1 million IDPs inside Syria
  • 5,916,903 Assisted in Syria and the Region
  • 4.8 million Refugees in the Region
29 Sep 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.

In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.

29 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission
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Facility for Refugees in Turkey: projects committed/decided, contracted, disbursed – Status on 28/09/2016

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 28 September 2016

Today, the European Commission signed two direct grants worth €600 million to support Syrian refugees and host communities in Turkey in the areas of education and health.

28 Sep 2016 description

By Jonathan Fowler

BUCHAREST, 28 September 2016 – Scientists and disaster risk experts from the Mediterranean and beyond have vowed to step up efforts to raise awareness among the general public of how to react to the threat of tsunamis.

“Public awareness is one of the most important activities,” said Professor Ahmet Cevdet Yalciner of Turkey’s Middle East Technical University, who chairs the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami Early Warning and Mitigation System in the Northeastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean and Connected Seas (ICG/NEAMTWS).

28 Sep 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and partners have launched the “Back to School” campaign for the academic year 2016/2017 in Jordan in early August with similar initiatives ongoing across other Syria crisis countries to encourage increased and equitable access to quality education and learning for all children including young Syrian refugees.

28 Sep 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Communication: Sixth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Communication: Third Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 28 September 2016

The Commission is today reporting on the progress made on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes and the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement.

28 Sep 2016 description
report IRIN

By Annie Slemrod

A city of over a million will soon be the scene of the biggest battle yet involving so-called Islamic State. Will it be possible to provide food, water, and shelter to the hundreds of thousands of civilians who may flee the crossfire in a matter of days?

Read the full article on IRIN.