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22 Feb 2017 description

‘Politics of demonization’ breeding division and fear

20 Feb 2017 description

By: Hajer Naili

“When we finally crossed the border and got into the bus, I wanted the driver to move as fast as possible and to never stop. I didn’t turn back to look at my country, not even for one last time,” says Sham Al Ahmad as she describes the moment she crossed from Syria to Jordan.

In November 2012, Sham, 16, fled the Syrian town of Daara with her parents and four siblings. After four years of displacement, the Al Ahmad family finally arrived in the United States on November 29, 2016, under the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program.

19 Feb 2017 description
report Government of Chile

La entrega se hizo en el marco de las ayudas internacionales que han llegado al país.

Estados Unidos donó mil equipos de seguridad para los brigadistas de la Corporación Nacional Forestal (CONAF) y Bomberos de Chile. Estos forman parte de la ayuda ofrecida por el país del norte a nuestra nación, luego de los graves incendios forestales de las últimas semanas.

17 Feb 2017 description


  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance


17 Feb 2017 description


  • IDP caseload in Nigeria’s Borno State increases by 135,290 people between December 2016 and January 2017

  • Recent report highlights that populations in northeastern Nigeria continue to face severe protection risks

  • Humanitarian support likely preventing deterioration in food security in Niger’s Diffa Region; further assistance required


17 Feb 2017 description

Thursday, 16 February 2017 13:21 GMT

1,000 Rohingya refugees identified as priorities for resettlement on medical grounds or because they have been separated from their family members

By Krishna N. Das

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh, Feb 16 (Reuters) - The United Nations' refugee agency has asked Bangladesh to allow it to negotiate with the United States, Canada and some European countries to resettle around 1,000 Rohingya Muslims living in the South Asian nation, a senior official at the agency said.

16 Feb 2017 description

Abdel Moein and his family were among hundreds of Syrian refugees whose lives were put on hold after an executive order, since stayed, suspended U.S. resettlement.

By: Lisa Abou Khaled | 16 February 2017

KAHLOUNEYE, Lebanon – Over 15 people packed into the small room on a windy winter’s day in Lebanon’s Shouf Mountains. Family, friends and neighbours were all there to say their last goodbyes to the Syrian refugee family bound for a new life in the United States.

16 Feb 2017 description

NAKHON SI THAMMARAT, Thailand, February 16, 2017 -- Today, U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies announced an additional $500,000 to continue disaster risk reduction activities to help schools and communities in Thailand be better prepared for flooding and other disasters.

15 Feb 2017 description

A team of contractors has arrived on Australia's detention centre on Manus Island to begin interviews with refugees about resettlement in the United States.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International

15 Feb 2017 description

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies, through its Zika Operation and with technical support from the Reference Center for Institutional Disaster Preparedness (CREPD) and the Red Cross Caribbean Disaster Risk Management Reference Centre (CADRIM), held a 3-day regional meeting to revise the capacity building strategy that supports the response to the Zika outbreak.

14 Feb 2017 description
report Jakarta Post

By Haeril Halim, Apriadi Gunawan and Andi Hajramurni

Despite tough immigration policies introduced by United States President Donald Trump, American representatives in Medan and Makassar have begun to resettle Rohingya Muslim refugees, giving light to the country’s recently eclipsed image as the world’s beacon of democracy, freedom and tolerance.

13 Feb 2017 description

Note: The Epidemiological Update publication schedule is being changed from bi-weekly to monthly until further notice. Accordingly, the next Zika-Epidemiological Update is scheduled for 9 March 2017.

Situation summary in the Americas

12 Feb 2017 description
report Redhum

Fuente: Prensa Latina

Al menos 15 nuevas muertes de inmigrantes fueron descubiertas en la semana, en el área de la frontera entre este país y Estados Unidos, reveló hoy la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM).

Los decesos se ubicaron en Arizona y su causa resultó hipotermia y deshidratación, según la fuente.

Con esas muertes se elevó a 37 la cantidad de fallecidos en 2017 en la línea fronteriza norte mexicana.

Tal cifra supera en ocho las defunciones ocurridas en la misma zona el año precedente.

10 Feb 2017 description

Resumen de la situación en las Américas

Desde la semana epidemiológica (SE) 44 de 2016 ningún nuevo país/territorio de las Américas confirmó transmisión autóctona vectorial de Zika. Se mantiene en 48 el número de países y territorios de las Américas que confirmaron casos autóctonos por transmisión vectorial de Zika1 y en cinco el número de países que notificaron casos de Zika transmitidos sexualmente2

A continuación, se presenta un resumen de la situación epidemiológica por sub regiones.

América del Norte

10 Feb 2017 description


  • Thousands flee as SARG forces regain control of eastern Aleppo city from opposition groups

  • Nationwide ceasefire commences on December 30, excludes ISIL and JFS

  • Clashes in Wadi Barada obstruct water access for up to 5 million people

  • UN releases 2017 HNO, identifies 13.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria

  • U.S.-backed SDF launch offensive to gain control of Ar Raqqah city from ISIL


09 Feb 2017 description

Resettlement is receiving greater prominence not only in light of US President Donald Trump's recent actions but in the context of the recent surge in numbers of refugees. In the 33 feature theme articles in this issue of FMR, authors from around the world look at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how - and how well - resettlement is managed, whether it is a good use of the funds and energy it uses, and whether it is a good solution for refugees.

08 Feb 2017 description
report Voice of America


President Donald Trump's travel ban and its legal challenges have caused much anxiety and confusion in the Kenyan refugee camps of Kakuma and Dadaab, where those slated for resettlement in the United States are unsure of their futures.

The president has argued the temporary measures are necessary to keep the country safe from terrorism. Refugee organizations respond that refugees are already vigorously vetted.

07 Feb 2017 description
report Guardian

Uncertainty caused by Trump’s policies has pushed asylum seekers to take long, risky routes that in one case cost two Ghanian men several fingers to frostbite

A growing number of asylum seekers are braving freezing cold temperatures to walk into Canada from the US, driven by fears of what Donald Trump’s presidency will mean for refugees, advocates say.

07 Feb 2017 description

Costa Rica - Experts from seven Mesoamerican countries who work with unaccompanied migrant children transiting the region have taken part in a regional training organized by IOM in Costa Rica.

07 Feb 2017 description

Authors: Claire Felter, Assistant Copy Editor/Writer, and James McBride, Senior Online Writer/Editor, Economics