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04 Feb 2016 description

The Danish Refugee Council in the Middle East have conducted several informal discussion groups with Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to canvass refugees' perceptions and attitudes about going to Europe.

Key findings from the report:

  • The preferred durable solution amongst Syrian refugees is safe and dignified return to a Syria that is free of conflict, though many are realizing that this option may not be possible for some time

04 Feb 2016 description

CTJ-UNICEF Panel: Education as Crucial Tool for Peace

On January 21, ICTJ and UNICEF held a special event to launch an important new report on the links between education and transitional justice. The launch was accompanied by a panel discussion moderated by ICTJ President David Tolbert.

03 Feb 2016 description

LONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 3 (UNHCR) – More than 70 heads of state, the UN Secretary General, heads of international organizations, NGOs and private sector representatives are gathering in London this week for a key conference to pledge their support for the growing aid needs of the Syrian people.

02 Feb 2016 description

Snapshot 27 January – 2 February 2016

Boko Haram in Nigeria, Cameroon, and Chad: 86 people were killed and 62 injured, with 15 missing after Boko Haram set fire to Dalori, near Maiduguri in Borno state. The past week also saw attacks in Chibok that left 13 dead and 30 injured. 40 civilians were reported dead after Cameroonian troops announced they were carrying out a search for BH militants in the area. In Cameroon, 52 people were killed in BH attacks in January. In Chad, two suicide bombings in Lac region left three dead and 56 wounded.

31 Jan 2016 description

Bern, 29.01.2016 - More than 40 states worldwide with a total population of some 1.5 billion people are classed as fragile or affected by violence and conflict. The majority of the world’s poor will soon be living in fragile contexts. In view of the growing challenges this presents, supporting these people is a priority of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) this year, SDC Director-General Manuel Sager said at the annual media conference in Bern on 29 January.

28 Jan 2016 description
report Save the Children

By Sarah Tyler, Head of International Programs, Save the Children International

Germany’s Tempelhof airport has a history of helping those in need.

After World War II it was at the centre of the Berlin Airlift – a scheme that delivered food, coal and other basic necessities to 2.5 million besieged people in West Berlin.

At the same time, Operation Little Vittles provided sweets for children living near the airport.

And now, once again, Tempelhof is helping families in desperate need.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

AVANT-PROPOS DU DIRECTEUR GÉNÉRAL DE L’UNICEF

Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2016

Le nombre d’enfants pris au piège des crises humanitaires dans le monde est stupéfiant et donne à réfléchir. Près de 250 millions de garçons et de filles vivent dans des pays frappés par des conflits violents, qui durent souvent depuis longtemps.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

PRÓLOGO DEL DIRECTOR EJECUTIVO

Acción Humanitaria para la Infancia 2016

El número de niños atrapados en crisis humanitarias alrededor del mundo es desconcertante y desolador.

Cerca de 250 millones de niños viven en países afectados por la violencia, a menudo conflictos prolongados en el tiempo.

En 2015, millones de niños y familias tuvieron que abandonar sus hogares para huir de la violencia, persecución y miseria, demasiadas veces arriesgando sus vidas en busca de seguridad y de un futuro mejor.

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$3,500,000

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$20,026,000

27 Jan 2016 description
report War Child UK

Today, War Child UK has launched a shocking new report revealing that just 38 pence is spent providing education for each child in need in conflict per month; despite UN pledges to prioritise education. 

38 pence – that’s about the price of the apple. We all know that this doesn't pay for much, certainly not for an education in a war zone. This is the message we took to Parliament Square, building a tower of apples outside Westminster.  

27 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Regional Office 2016 Requirements: US$5,591,000

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Communiqué de presse

La crise syrienne provoque une montée en flèche des besoins pour l’éducation lors des situations d’urgence

GENÈVE, 26 janvier 2016 – L’UNICEF lance un appel de 2,8 milliards de dollars É.-U. afin d’aider 43 millions d’enfants du monde entier pris dans des crises humanitaires.

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

La crisis de Siria provoca un aumento en la necesidad de educación para las situaciones de emergencia

GINEBRA, 26 de enero de 2016– UNICEF ha realizado un llamamiento de 2.800 millones de dólares para llegar a 43 millones de niños atrapados en diversas situaciones de emergencia humanitaria en todo el mundo.

26 Jan 2016 description

Burundi: As the security situation continues to deteriorate, the UN Security Council has expressed concern over possible mass atrocities and ethnic violence. Clashes continues in several areas of the country. Burundian refugees in DRC expressed fears over possible cross-border attacks by government forces.

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S FOREWORD

The number of children trapped in humanitarian crises around the world is both staggering and sobering.

Nearly 250 million children live in countries affected by violent, often protracted conflicts.
In 2015, millions of children and families were forced from their homes to flee violence, persecution, and hardship — all too often risking their lives in search of safety and a better future.

26 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

Syria crisis causes spike in need for education in emergencies

GENEVA, 26 January 2016 – UNICEF is launching a US$2.8 billion appeal to reach 43 million children in humanitarian emergencies worldwide.

25 Jan 2016 description

Highlights

  • The number of average daily refugee arrivals fell from close to 8,000 two months ago and some 3,000 a month ago to below 1,850.

  • The number of arrivals into Serbia from Bulgaria further decreased, with an average of 63 asylumseekers arriving daily across the entire stretch of this border. Around 250 asylum-seekers were assisted in Belgrade on average each day.