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19 Jan 2017 description

Key Facts

2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 13 January 2017)

1,312 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 13 Jan., including 154 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,301 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 13 January) including:
277 in closed reception facilities
18 in protective custody

18 Jan 2017 description

The Survive & Thrive Global Development Alliance (GDA) is a public-private partnership established by the US Agency for International Development with pediatric, obstetric, and midwifery professional associations, the private sector and civil society to improve the quality of facility-based maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services in focus countries.

17 Jan 2017 description

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.

17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE

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.

12 Jan 2017 description

"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.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

12 Jan 2017 description

By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia

On the sixth anniversary of the last case of wild poliovirus in the South-East Asia Region, World Health Organization commends countries in the Region for their continued efforts to protect children against this crippling virus and maintain the Region’s polio-free status, despite challenging conditions.

11 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and November, 351,619 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 58% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

MAIN TRENDS

11 Jan 2017 description
report Médicos del Mundo

La situación en Libia y el acuerdo entre la Unión Europea y Turquía la han convertido en el país europeo que más llegadas de migrantes recibe

***Los 25.000 menores no acompañados llegados en 2016, una de las grandes preocupaciones para las organizaciones que trabajan en la zona, como Médicos del Mundo**

10 Jan 2017 description

Weekly picks

IRAQ

Multiple bombings across Baghdad killed at least 111 civilians and injured 197 between 2 and 8 January in attacks mostly claimed by IS. In Anbar governorate, an offensive was launched to recapture IS-held territories, raising fears of displacement towards territories west of Ramadi, where access remains severely constrained. In Mosul, despite military advances in the eastern part of the city enabling limited aid deliveries, 700,000 are trapped and out of reach of humanitarian assistance in the west.

07 Jan 2017 description

173,008 Sea arrivals Jan-Nov 2016
144,205 Sea arrivals Jan-Nov 2015

Between 1 January and 30 November 2016, 173,008 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 144,205 sea arrivals in the first eleven months of 2015. This represents a 20% increase compared to last year.

06 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

13,581
Persons arriving by sea in November 2016.

173,008
Persons arriving by sea in 2016.

24,659
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016.

4,699
Dead and missing at sea in 2016.

47%
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.

176,671
Persons accommodated in reception centres.

05 Jan 2017 description

KEY UPDATES

 Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

 Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

o None

02 Jan 2017 description

Key Facts

2,300 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 28 December)

1,256 Total number of places available in UAC shelters
(filled, pending assigned cases as of 28 Dec., including 114 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,443 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter
(as of 28 December) including:
•309 in closed reception facilities
•15 in protective custody

01 Jan 2017 description

INTRODUCTION: ASSESSING THE INDEX

By Derek Verbakel and Marie Pavageau Research staff, IPCS

31 Dec 2016 description

Author: Ann Moey, Head of Communications, IUCN Asia with contribution from Anushae Parakh, Programme Assistant for Mangroves for the Future

Near the Sundarbans, home to the largest mangrove forest in the world, Promila makes her living by making mats out of a grass-like wetlands plant called ‘reed’. Depending on size, these mats are sold at US$1 to $7 through a community enterprise established by Promila and her friends.

29 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    None

  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:
    Saint Martin

23 Dec 2016 description

Weekly Report

Key Figures
Mediterranean
358,923
arrivals by sea in 2016*
4,913
dead/missing in 2016*

Trends of Sea Arrivals

23 Dec 2016 description

KEY UPDATES

  • Countries and territories reporting mosquito-borne Zika virus infections for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting microcephaly and other central nervous system (CNS) malformations potentially associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week:

    • None
  • Countries and territories reporting Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) cases associated with Zika virus infection for the first time in the past week: