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19 Jan 2017 description

Persons arriving by sea in December 2016.
Persons arriving by sea in 2016.
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016.
Dead and missing at sea in 2016.
Asylum applications in 2016, including from sea and other arrivals.
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.

19 Jan 2017 description

"Migrants are often forced into lives of despair in their host communities because they cannot gain access to financial, healthcare and government services"

NEW YORK, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve their economic and social status.

19 Jan 2017 description


This report was developed to introduce Japanese disaster simulation drills as a model to help other countries plan and implement disaster simulation drill exercises.
The main objectives of this guideline are to:

  1. Provide an overview of the institutional and legislative frameworks for Disaster Management which underpin the organization of disaster simulation drills in Japan;

19 Jan 2017 description

Longtemps considérées comme problématiques, les eaux usées municipales font maintenant partie des alternatives visant à lutter contre les pénuries d’eau

19 janvier 2017, Berlin/Rome- Face à une demande alimentaire croissante et des pénuries d'eau de plus en plus fréquentes, il est temps d'arrêter de considérer les eaux usées comme des déchets pour plutôt les voir comme des ressources pouvant être utilisées pour cultiver ou encore pour lutter contre les pénuries d'eau dans le secteur agricole.

19 Jan 2017 description
report IRIN

By Jared Ferrie

When international leaders met in the Bangladeshi capital last month for ongoing discussions about a new global migration policy, they glossed over what experts say will soon become a massive driver of migration: climate change.

Read the full article on IRIN

19 Jan 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main departure and transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 14,332 people in different locations along the Libyan coast, mainly Az Zawiyah, Tripoli and Tajurah. In 2016, Libyan local authorities recovered 1,225 bodies of people who drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean towards Europe.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Save the Children

Nearly 2,000 refugees, including up to 300 children, are at risk of freezing to death, frostbite and hypothermia.

Trapped in the Serbian capital, Belgrade, children are sleeping in makeshift accommodation, in temperatures lower than -14C as they wait for access into Hungary.

The abandoned buildings where refugees and migrants are staying have high ceilings, broken windows, no heating, and no toilet facilities.

Keeping warm to stay alive

19 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - UNHCR, IOM and 72 partners today (19/1) launched a new strategy and appeal to help respond to the situation of refugees and migrants in Europe in 2017.

The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan aims at complementing and reinforcing government efforts to ensure safe access to asylum and the protection of refugees and migrants. It also aims to support long-term solutions and orderly and dignified migration management. Strengthened partnership and coordination will also be given priority in 2017.

19 Jan 2017 description

By Jens Pagotto, Head of Médecins Sans Frontières mission in Libya and its search and rescue operation in the Mediterranean.

The number of people who have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean has reached an all-time high and is becoming comparable to what Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is used to seeing in war zones. The UN Migration Agency (IOM) recorded at least 5,079 deaths last year.

19 Jan 2017 description


América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se encuentra en una etapa de transición entre dos momentos clave en su desarrollo. Si bien en los últimos 20 años los países de ALC han avanzado en la prevención y control de las deficiencias nutricionales, se observa un rápido incremento en la prevalencia del sobrepeso y la obesidad que afecta a toda la población sin importar su condición económica, su lugar de residencia o su origen étnico.

19 Jan 2017 description

Food insecurity and malnutrition in protracted crises: a vicious circle

Protracted crises are situations in which a significant proportion of the population is acutely vulnerable to death, disease, and disruption of livelihoods over a prolonged period of time.

Such crises are extremely challenging contexts in which to fight hunger and malnutrition – the most serious and common consequences – and poverty and account for over two-thirds of international humanitarian assistance.

19 Jan 2017 description

While hunger and malnutrition have fallen, overweight and obesity have greatly increased, especially among women and children.

19 January 2017, Santiago, Chile- Obesity and overweight are on the rise throughout Latin America and the Caribbean, and are particularly prevalent among women and children, according to a new report by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

19 Jan 2017 description

Promover la nutrición a través de las escuelas puede generar beneficios que van más allá de las aulas

19 Jan 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Española
  • Las nacionalidades más comunes de los solicitantes de asilo son sirias, ucranianas y venezolanas.

  • En Grecia, Cruz Roja Española apoya la atención en salud, apoyo psicosocial y promoción de higiene en 2 campamentos en la región próxima a Atenas, además de gestionar la información de servicios y actividades de la Cruz Roja Helénica en 11 campos en distintos puntos del país.

19 Jan 2017 description

Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2017

As delivered

With my fellow panelists, we are delighted to be here and to be with you in putting forward the very important Principles on Public-Private Cooperation in Humanitarian Payments as a result of work with the World Economic Forum. We are very glad to have this chance to mark the launch of the Principles.

19 Jan 2017 description
report Guardian

A coalition of governments, philanthropists and business is pledging to put money and effort into making vaccines to stop the spread of diseases that could threaten mankind – and to prevent another outbreak as devastating as the Ebola epidemic.

19 Jan 2017 description

Lucy Carrigan, Regional Coordinator, Communications, Europe Refugee Crisis, IRC

As dangerously cold weather gripped Greece, the International Rescue Committee (IRC), with the support of the European Commission, ensured that people staying in the refugee sites where IRC operates were warm and safe, with a particular concern about children and the elderly, who are most at risk of hypothermia and worse if they don't have sufficient heat.

19 Jan 2017 description

Total Mainland
33,236 people (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities, self-settled, NGOs)
64,643 capacity (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities, UNHCR)

Total Islands
14,336 people (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities)
8,375 capacity (Official & informal sites, other state run facilities, UNHCR)

UNHCR accommodation scheme
14,756 people

19 Jan 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Dec 2016): 173,450

Total arrivals in Greece during Jan 2017: 770

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 43

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 54

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 46

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jan 2016: 854

19 Jan 2017 description

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since December, increased locust numbers and breeding have been reported in western Mauritania, Western Sahara, and northeastern Sudan according to the Food and Agriculture Organization.

  2. Below-average and erratic rainfall over the past several weeks has sustained moisture deficits and resulted in degraded ground conditions across many parts of Uganda, Kenya, bimodal and unimodal areas of Tanzania, northern Malawi, and northern Mozambique.