The UN Secretary General is to be commended for recognising older people’s needs in humanitarian responses but more needs to be done, says HelpAge International.
“The rise of ageing populations and its consequences for humanitarian work have not been adequately considered in the Secretary General’s report for the World Humanitarian Summit,” said Marcus Skinner, humanitarian policy advisor with HelpAge International.
STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 660 refugees and migrants arrived: 616 from fYRo Macedonia and 44 from Bulgaria.
0 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
Because of the ongoing blockage of the railway by taxi drivers in fYRo Macedonia, arrivals remained low. Consequently, there were no departures to Croatia, as too few refugees arrived in Sid to fill a train.
STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 2,825 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,760 from fYRo Macedonia and 65 from Bulgaria.
- 864 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
STATISTICS AND HIGHLIGHTS
- 7,334 (2,694 on 05/02; 1,901 on 06/02; 2,739 on 07/02) refugees and migrants arrived: 7,206 (2,650 on 5/02; 1,849 on 6/02; 2,707 on 7/02) from fYRo Macedonia and 128 (44 on 5/02; 52 on 6/02; 32 on 07/02) from Bulgaria.
- 7,799 (2,531 on 5/02; 2,580 on 6/02; 2,688 on 7/02) asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
This policy brief presents the implications of Sweden’s feminist foreign policy for the people they strive to assist, Sweden’s own humanitarian policy and operations, and more broadly the whole humanitarian community. It provides recommendations on how a feminist informed humanitarian policy should be implemented to intersect with other foreign policy areas and broader humanitarian, development and security action at the national and international level.
The specific recommendations it includes are related to ensuring:
- 2,563 refugees and migrants arrived: 2,485 from fYRo Macedonia and 78 from Bulgaria.
- 2,747 asylum seekers departed to Croatia
- 1,758 refugees and migrants arrived: 1,701 from fYRo Macedonia and 57 from Bulgaria.
- 2,578 asylum seekers departed to Croatia.
NATO Defence Ministers agreed that NATO will provide support to assist with the refugee and migrant crisis on Thursday (11 February 2016). “The goal is to participate in the international efforts to stem the illegal trafficking and illegal migration in the Aegean,” Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said.
The past decade’s investments enhanced and expanded monitoring and forecasting products
Total arrivals in Chios (Jan 2015 - 10 Feb 2016): 137,107
Total arrivals in Chios during Feb 2016: 3,744
Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 374
Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 413
% of arrivals in Chios compared to total (2016): 22%
Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations by UNHCR and partners' field activities): 952
Estimated departures to mainland (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 197
Following the World Health Organization's declaration of the recent cluster of microcephaly cases as a global health emergency due to its strongly suspected link to the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the United Nations Population Fund has called for intensified efforts to ensure access to reproductive health services of those potentially affected by the infection.
ACCORD, UN and IOM release Outcomes Report on Conflict-Induced Migration Expert Group Meeting
11 February 2016, GENEVA – The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis presented today.
The top five most disaster-hit countries in 2015 were China (26), USA (22), India (19), Philippines (15) and Indonesia (11).
By Heba Aly and Imogen Wall
GENEVA/LONDON, 11 February 2016 (IRIN) - As pressure mounts to come up with concrete proposals for the future of humanitarian aid, horse-trading and negotiations have begun in earnest behind the scenes in the lead-up to the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), to be held in Istanbul in May.
The Extraordinary African Chambers (EAC) are aptly named. This court was created by the African Union (AU) and Senegal in 2012, specifically to try former Chadian president Hissène Habré and his cronies for atrocities allegedly committed during his time in office between 1982 and 1990.
When he was dragged into the dock last July – very much against his will, because he does not acknowledge the court’s jurisdiction – Habré became the first former (not to mention incumbent) African head of state to go on trial for international crimes before an AU court.
By Heba Aly
GENEVA, 11 February 2016 (IRIN) - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon released this week his vision for how the world can better serve those in need: a cohesive and coordinated aid architecture that more efficiently links emergency relief with development and invests more – both politically and financially – in preventing crises before they happen.
Clusters of birth defects are strongly suspected to be linked to the Zika virus. Managing risk means following smart public health practice.