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20 May 2017 description

1. Introduction

The purpose of this document is to explain UNHCR’s refugee response coordination model and the interface with broader humanitarian coordination structures and the IASC cluster system.1 It draws on current UNHCR practice and the Transformative Agenda’s focus on leadership, accountability and coordination, while seeking to ensure complementarity and flexibility.

20 May 2017 description
infographic UN Radio

L’OMS publie aujourd'hui des chiffres sur les attaques contre les personnels de santé en 2016. Les données montrent que les attaques contre les établissements de santé, les agents de santé et les ambulances continuent d' augmenter avec une vitesse alarmante. En 2016, on compte 302 attaques dans 20 pays. Ces attaques ont des répercussions directes sur la prestation des services de santé, privant les personnes de soins souvent urgents. Ces données de l’OMS ont été collectées à partir de sources publiques et ont été classées selon le type d’attaque et le pays.

20 May 2017 description
  • Migrant arrivals to Italy by boat up 35 percent

  • Italy, EU seeking to bolster Libyan coastguard

  • People going hungry in Libyan centres - MSF

By Steve Scherer

ABOARD RESCUE SHIP AQUARIUS, May 19 (Reuters) - A day after reaching safety aboard a humanitarian ship, migrants on Friday told of arbitrary detention, slavery and beatings in Libya as Europe seeks to build up the Tripoli-based coastguard.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

20 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

New project will monitor needs of vulnerable children, says UNICEF

BRUSSELS , 19 May 2017 - A grant from the European Commission of Euro 955,809.00 to UNICEF is expected to give a much needed boost to the efforts of the Greek authorities to provide better protection to over 20,000 vulnerable refugee and migrant children stranded in the country.

20 May 2017 description

Tunis, 17th May 2017 - UNFPA, United Nation Fund for Population, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and IFRC, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, have jointly organized a training on “Gender Based Violence Multi-Sectoral Coordination in Libya” during the period 14th to 18th of May 2017.

19 May 2017 description


En 2015, el IDMC registró 27,8 millones de nuevos incidentes de desplazamiento interno en todo el mundo. Sin embargo, esta cifra solo incluye los desplazamientos asociados a conflictos y desastres de inicio rápido. No incluye a las personas forzadas a abandonar sus hogares por proyectos de desarrollo ni por desastres de evolución lenta, lo que la hace una importante subestimación del fenómeno global.

19 May 2017 description
report European Union

The Council adopts a new European consensus on development

EU agreed on a new consensus for development - another step towards EU development cooperation.
On 19 May, the Council adopted a new European consensus on development. This joint statement by the three institutions (Parliament, Council and Commission) sets out a new framework for development cooperation for the EU and its member states.

19 May 2017 description
report European Union

1. The world today continues to face extremely serious crises, with 20 million people at risk of famine in North East Nigeria, South Sudan Somalia and Yemen, more than 65 million people forcibly displaced by conflict, violence, human rights violations, in addition to those displaced due to natural disasters, including as a consequence of climate change, and 130 million people relying on humanitarian assistance.

19 May 2017 description

Climate change advocates welcome regenerative development approach

Small islands facing the threat of imminent extinction woke up this morning to a ray of hope following the launch of a “revolutionary” Commonwealth approach to climate change. It’s called “Regenerative Development” and it has the potential to reverse climate change through measures that take carbon out of the air and put it back in the soil. Yesterday, at a conference at Commonwealth Headquarters in London, activists and climate thinkers came together to chart the way ahead.

19 May 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 54,715 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 17 May, with nearly 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 189,950 arrivals across the region through 17 May 2016

IOM Rome reported that, through 17 May this year, 45,754 migrants or refugees have landed in Italy, and over 8,500 – or nearly one fifth of this year’s total – have arrived over the past two weeks. (See chart below.)

19 May 2017 description


​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 14 May - 20 May 2017 and includes updates on influenza, measles, hepatitis A, cholera, polio, Ebola virus disease and Legionnaires' disease.

19 May 2017 description

Italia dona 5 millones de euros a la FAO para contribuir a la lucha contra el hambre en la región

19 de mayo de 2017, Roma - La FAO y el Instituto Italo- Latino Americano (IILA), una organización internacional formada por Italia y veinte países de América Latina, unen sus fuerzas para fortalecer la seguridad alimentaria, la agricultura y el desarrollo rural en la región.

19 May 2017 description


294,436 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)
196,852 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)
1,131 sea rescue kits distributed
45,750 persons arriving in Italy since 1 January 2017 (source: data2.unhcr.org)
40,713 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

USD 75.5 million
requested for IDPs and refugees in Libya in 2017

19 May 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • 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

In April 2017, Action on Armed Violence recorded 2,888 deaths and injuries caused by explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media.

Civilians accounted for 62% (1,794) of these deaths and injuries.

This represents a slight decrease in the percentage of civilians killed or injured compared to March 2017. This is due to the rise in explosive violence targeting armed actors, such as state militaries and police.

19 May 2017 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to provide lifesaving and primary healthcare to refugees and migrants detained in the capital Tripoli during the first quarter of 2017.

19 May 2017 description
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Key Facts

  • 2,150 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 15 May 2017)

  • 1,294 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 May, including 113 vacant places in the process to be filled)

  • 1,013 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 May) including:

  • 173 in Reception and Identification Centers

  • 61 in protective custody