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30 Aug 2016 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 272,070 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 28 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 106,461 migrants and refugees have arrived during 2016.

This total is lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.

Mediterranean fatalities among migrants and refugees stood at 3,165 through last weekend, or 509 more than IOM reported through 2015’s first eight months.

30 Aug 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 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Around 21 million children U5 were vaccinated against polio, 724,361 children were enrolled in formal education, 283,815 in non-formal/informal education across the Syria Crisis countries in 2016 through support of UNICEF and partners.

  • Since the beginning of the year, over one million estimated people living in besieged and hard to reach areas inside Syria were served with essential supplies including health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene, education, child protection and non-food items.

27 Aug 2016 description

This brief takes stock of how Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey have been affected by the violence in Syria. Its author argues that none of the countries are in danger of a near-term meltdown, although Turkey is beginning to suffer from greater amounts of instability. Lebanon and Jordan, in turn, have managed the flows of refugees and militants out of Syria far better than anticipated and are in many ways more stable today than they were in especially chaotic 2013.

26 Aug 2016 description
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2016 budget (in USD): US$ 3.88 million

Implementation period: 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016

2016 deployments: 188 months of GenCap Adviser gender mainstreaming deployments and 12 months of Regional Gender Based Violence Adviser deployments, for a total of 200 deployment months for the project.

26 Aug 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.

25 Aug 2016 description
report European Union

2016-08-25

FRAN QUARTELRY: ILLEGAL CROSSINGS DOWN IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016

In the first quarter of this year, FRAN indicators on illegal border-crossing between border crossing points (BCPs), illegal stay and asylum eased after reaching record levels in the fourth quarter of 2015. Irregular migration pressure steadily decreased between January and March 2016, although it was still higher than in any previous first quarter since the FRAN data collection began in 2007.

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

151,395 Syrians presently assisted in-camps

128,924 Syrians presently assisted non-camp

527 million equivalent in meals of assistance provided to date

USD 178.5 million uploaded on WFP e-cards to date

USD 1.3 billion food procured in Turkey*

25 Aug 2016 description
infographic World Food Programme

6.6 million IDPs inside Syria

5,857,115 Assisted in Syria and the Region

4.8 million Refugees in the Region

25 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 13 July, WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, visited Amman to show her solidarity and condolence to the Jordanian Government following the terrorist attack at the berm/Jordan border on 21 June.

  • Security restrictions kept WFP’s food distribution on hold at the berm in July.

In Numbers

4.8 million Refugees in the region (Source: UNHCR)

1.62 million Refugees assisted in the region in July

Situation Update

25 Aug 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.

25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

23 Aug 2016 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12484

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Ramlan Bin Ibrahim (Malaysia):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack at a wedding ceremony in the city of Gaziantep in Turkey on 20 August, during which at least 54 people were killed and over 200 injured. The members of the Security Council also condemned the terrorist attacks that took place over the last week in Turkey, during which several Turkish police officers and civilians were killed.

23 Aug 2016 description

Athens, Greece | AFP | Tuesday 8/23/2016 - 13:24 GMT

Greece has at least 41,000 refugees and migrants who are seeking asylum, mostly Syrians eligible to relocate within the EU, the migration minister said on Tuesday.

Yiannis Mouzalas told a news conference that Greek and UN services had recorded 54,000 refugees and migrants on Greek territory between June and the end of July.

Over 41,000 of them on the mainland have expressed interest in asylum, or have made formal requests.

Another 2,000 have agreed to be returned home.

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.