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25 May 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH
DURING APRIL 2017

New women and girls safe spaces have opened cross border in both northern and southern Syria.

SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC (FROM ALL CHANNELS)
283,612 reproductive health services delivered to Syrians
9,299 deliveries supported, including 3,395 C-section deliveries 63,948 family planning services
15,797 gender-based violence response services provided to Syrians 14,276 women accessed women safe spaces

25 May 2017 description
report Salesian Missions

(MissionNewswire) On a recent visit to Turin, Italy, Father Pier Jabloyan, assistant pastor at the Salesian center in Aleppo, Syria, reported that violence continues in the city and services are sporadic, creating great challenges for the people. Oil remains scarce, which affects the transport, water and electricity supply service. The situation remains challenging, and hardships and suffering for the population continue.

23 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On 4 April, 87 people, including children, were killed and 541 people were injured in a chemical incident in Khan Sheikhoun, Idleb.

• On 15 April, 275 people were wounded and more than 100 were killed by a vehicle-based explosive in Al-Rashidin, Aleppo.

• Monitoring of attacks on health care has revealed that 22 health facilities were attacked in April 2017, affecting hospital infrastructure and health care staff.

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • Syria: During the reporting period, 312,205 beneficiaries were assisted with WASH,
    Health, NFI, and Livelihood support by IOM teams in Damascus, Rural Damascus, Aleppo, AlHassakeh, Hama, Homs, Idleb and Lattakia.

23 May 2017 description
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Human Rights Council

Thirty-fifth session

6-23 June 2017

Agenda item 3

Promotion and protection of all human rights, civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights, including the right to development

Note by the Secretariat

The Secretariat has the honour to transmit to the Human Rights Council the report of the Special Rapporteur on the human rights of migrants, François Crépeau, on his follow-up visit to Greece from 12 to 16 May 2016.

22 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The number of refugees, migrants and asylum seekers registered in Turkey increased slightly in April, to over 3.3 million. Of these, nearly 3 million are Syrians– including over 1.3 million children – while the remaining 310,000 are nationals primarily from Iraq and Afghanistan.

• UNICEF established 30 child-friendly interview rooms in 23 cities to promote the best interests of children in contact with the law, including protection against hardship and stress associated with judicial proceedings.

22 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030

Summary

22 May 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 46,015 new arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 30 April 2017.

Until 30 April 2017, there were estimated 37,248 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 27,926 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (33% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 96% lower number of arrivals by the end April 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (5,742 and 156,551 respectively).

19 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and April 2017, 45,011 people entered Europe by sea- 90 per cent of them arrived in Italy. While the proportion of children among sea arrivals in the first four months of 2017 has decreased by ten per cent compared to the same period last year, the number of children on the Central Mediterranean Route, who arrive unaccompanied or separated, is on the rise with 5,500 newly registered UASC- one thousand more than the same period of time last year.

19 May 2017 description

Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee has welcomed the signing of a letter of commitment between New Zealand and Turkey which will see $1.3 million provided for a new school for Syrian refugee children.

“Since the start of the Syrian conflict over six years ago, Turkey has taken in more than 2.75 million Syrian refugees,” Mr Brownlee says.

“The refugee crisis is placing a major burden on Turkey and the region and New Zealand is committed to helping address the needs of these refugees, such as access to basic health care and education.

18 May 2017 description
  • Entering its seventh year of conflict, Syria has triggered the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. Internal displacements of population persist and the number of refugees has passed the 5-million mark as fighting continues in the country.