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22 Feb 2017 description

Brussels, 22 February 2017

Dear European leaders,

We, the undersigned non-governmental organisations, are deeply concerned with the direction of the EU-Libya policy as outlined in the Commission Communication on the Central Mediterranean (25.01.17) and reaffirmed in the conclusions of the Malta Summit (03.02.17) and the Council Conclusions (06.02.17), aiming to stop migratory movements through Libya.

21 Feb 2017 description

2016 Key Figures

1: Turkey is the top refugee-hosting country in the world

28,901: Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement (since 1 January 2016)

15,140: Refugees counselled on the work permit regulation by UNHCR and partners (Since March 2016)

24,703: Non-Syrian refugees and asylum seekers with specific needs identified by UNHCR and referred for assistance (since 1 January 2016)

32,047: Refugees and asylum-seekers received counselling from UNHCR Ankara (since 1 January 2016)

15 Feb 2017 description

Zeid préconise une augmentation du financement relatif aux droits de l’homme pour soutenir la stabilité dans un monde incertain

GENÈVE (15 février 2017) – Le Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies aux droits de l’homme a lancé aujourd’hui l’appel de fonds le plus ambitieux de son histoire, exhortant les États et les bailleurs de fonds privés à soutenir sa capacité à travailler et défendre les droits de l’homme pour tous, en tout point du globe.

15 Feb 2017 description

UN Human Rights Office launches USD 253M funding appeal – most ambitious to date

Zeid urges greater funding for human rights to bolster stability in an uncertain world

GENEVA (15 February 2017) – The UN Human Rights Office today launched its most ambitious funding appeal yet, urging States and private donors to bolster the Office’s ability to work and stand up for human rights for all people, everywhere.

14 Feb 2017 description


Refugees and migrants accommodated in the Vathy Reception and Identification Centre (as of 31 January)

Refugees and migrants arrived on Samos Island

Persons with specific needs accommodated by UNHCR/partners outside Vathy Reception and Identification Centre

Core Relief Items distributed by UNHCR/partners during January such as rubber mats, blankets, hygiene kits, etc.

01 Feb 2017 description


Refugees and migrants accommodated in the Vathy Reception and Identification Centre (as of 31 December)

Beds available in the Vathy Reception and Identification Centre

Persons with specific needs accommodated by UNHCR/partners in alternative facilities

Unaccompanied children accommodated by UNHCR/METAdrasi

24 Jan 2017 description

GENEVA (24 January 2017) - The Committee on the Rights of the Child today concluded its consideration of the combined second and third report of Serbia on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

23 Jan 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Details of Response

Emergency: Winterization support to refugees/migrants in Serbia

Date of Emergency: 17 January 2017

ACT Requesting Member(s): EHO – Ecumenical Humanitarian Organisation Novi Sad Philanthropy, Charitable Foundation of the Serbian Orthodox Church



19 Jan 2017 description

Luxembourg, 18.01.2017 – La signature d’un accord-cadre sur trois ans entre le département international de la Croix-Rouge luxembourgeoise et la Direction de la coopération au développement du ministère des Affaires étrangères permettra d’améliorer l’habitat de communautés dont le cadre de vie et le milieu sont menacés et de réduire l’impact des aléas naturels et socio-économiques.

18 Jan 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Identify People with Disabilities; Ensure Access to Services

13 Dec 2016 description

Celebrated photo-journalist Giles Duley explains how his disability helped him portray others with more dignity.

By: Marjanna Bergman | 13 December 2016

GENEVA – Award-winning photographer Giles Duley, who has carved a reputation as a gritty chronicler of the resilience and courage of refugees, says he feared his career was over after he suffered life-changing injuries on assignment.

12 Dec 2016 description


World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions. The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2015, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

11 Dec 2016 description
report UN Population Fund

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on Human Rights Day, 10 December 2016

09 Dec 2016 description

Human Rights Day – Saturday 10 December 2016

GENEVA (9 December 2014) – Speaking ahead of Human Rights Day on Saturday 10 December, the largest body of independent experts of the United Nations Human Rights system* urges all Governments around the world to stand up for human rights.

“The greatest achievement of the international community since the end of World War II has been the construction of an international human rights system based upon the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted 68 years ago.

07 Dec 2016 description

In 2012, Kholoud was walking from her home in Syria to a small patch of land to pick vegetables when she was shot by a sniper. “Suddenly, a bullet hit my neck,” she said. “I fell down and lost sensation. I couldn’t move anymore.”

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