STOCKHOLM, 24 JANUARY 2017 – A global campaign by non-profit H&M Foundation has generated $3.3 million [£2.7m] to support UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, in its work to provide education for refugee children.
The total number of arrivals to Europe by the end of December 2016 has been recorded as 387,739. This is in stark contrast to the 1, 046,599 arrivals recorded in 2015. The decrease in numbers of arrivals can be observed across many of the countries which saw the highest numbers of arrivals in 2015. In Greece 2016 brought 176,906 arrivals compared to the 857,363 recorded in 2015, a 79% decrease, while Italy saw a slight (16%) rise in numbers of arri-vals, from 155,842 in 2015 to 181,436 in 2016.
Country-Based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) enable humanitarian partners operating in countries affected by natural disasters and armed conflict to deliver timely and effective life-saving assistance to people who need it most. They allow Governments and private donors to pool their contributions to support specific emergencies.
HOW CBPFs WORK
Slovakia - IOM announced today that over 1,000 refugees have been resettled through Slovakia’s emergency transit facility to the USA, Canada and Norway since 2009.
On Tuesday (17/01), 23 refugees departed from Slovakia and arrived safely in the US, bringing the number of refugees resettled from Slovakia’s Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne in other countries to 1,019, with 978 resettled in the United States.
21 Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016
35 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–November 2016
3,156 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 20 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016
MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.
This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.
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.
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.
Africa Weather Hazards
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.
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.
2,876 arrivals by sea in 2017
published 09:00 CET 17 January
387,487 arrivals in 2016
“La Résolution 46/182 des Nations Unies reste aussi pertinente et fondamentale aujourd’hui qu’en décembre 1991 et les principes d’humanité, de neutralité, indépendance et d’impartialité qu’elle contient continuent de guider une assistance humanitaire stratégique, coordonnée et efficace aux personnes qui en ont besoin”
Switzerland - IOM reports that 2,876 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 15 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 23,664 through the first 14 days of January, 2016.
There have been 219 estimated deaths, compared with 91 during the first two weeks of 2015. This fatalities figure is considered low by IOM’s Missing Migrants Project, which is investigating reports that surfaced over the weekend that would add at least 200 deaths to the total.
Aid organisation CARE International today issued a new report highlighting the top ten most underreported humanitarian crises of 2016.
The report, Suffering in Silence, features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, North Korea and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan and last year’s monsoon floods in Bangladesh.
On 29 December, 152 migrants received return assistance home to Mali and on 20 December, IOM assisted 140 Nigerian migrants return home.
IOM has provided desks, chairs and mobile classrooms to 14 schools in Sabha and 9 in Al Qatrun serving a total of 12,994 students.
IOM has completed three first aid training courses for actors involved in life saving operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.
IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Statistical report
PROJECTED FOOD ASSISTANCE NEEDS FOR JULY 2017
- 1,159 arrivals by sea in 2017
- 13 dead/missing
- published 09:00 CET 13 January
- 387,487 arrivals in 2016
Switzerland - IOM reports that 1,159 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 12 January, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, compared with 22,590 through the first 12 days of January, 2016.
A year ago, IOM reported 22,322 migrants and refugees had landed on Greece’s islands after short runs from Turkey – a number consistent with the surge of Turkey-to-Europe passages that began the previous summer. This year through 12 January, IOM Athens reports that only 430 migrants from Turkey have landed in Greece.
"We are expecting another long year"
By Steve Scherer
ROME, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Some 800 migrants were plucked from flimsy rubber boats on Thursday, Italy's coast guard said, as Libya-based people smugglers took advantage of a window of good mid-winter weather to send them to sea.
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