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09 Dec 2016 description

Turkey - IOM Turkey has reached a milestone, moving over 20,000 people in 2016, including refugees for resettlement, family reunification and migrants opting to voluntarily return home to their countries of origin.

09 Dec 2016 description

With the onset of winter, improving living conditions for asylum-seekers and migrants continues to be the number one priority for humanitarian actors in Greece. It is also still a major challenge. People living in tents out in the open have been moved to alternative accommodation and UNHCR’s accommodation scheme, funded by the European Commission, has provided 20,000 badly-needed places for refugees and asylum seekers. But serious challenges remain and many others are in substandard shelters lacking proper protection from winter conditions.

09 Dec 2016 description

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day – we, the undersigned organizations, speak out in support of the Health Care in Danger initiative. We forcefully renew our call for wounded and sick people's right to health care during armed conflict to be respected and protected, and for attacks on health personnel and facilities to stop.

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Facts & Figures

Plus de 12 millions de personnes déplacées à l’intérieur de leur propre pays en Afrique, selon le nouveau rapport de l’IDMC

09 Dec 2016 description
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Facts & Figures

The Africa Report on Internal Displacement, launched with the support from the African Union and the Norwegian Refugee Council, is the first IDMC’s report focusing on a single continent. The report expands on data and analysis available in our annual Global Report on Internal Displacement including new figures from the first half of 2016.

Africa Report at a glance

On the Radar: Africa’s Internal Displacement Crisis

New Displacement

09 Dec 2016 description
infographic Maplecroft

Mapping global human rights risk

09 Dec 2016 description
report United Nations

DSG/SM/1031
8 DECEMBER 2016

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s remarks at the Annual Gareth Evans Lecture on the Responsibility to Protect and Mass Atrocity Prevention, in New York today:

Thank you for the honour to be invited to deliver the Annual Gareth Evans Lecture on the Responsibility to Protect and Mass Atrocity Prevention. Thanks also to [Simon] Adams and his Global Centre, and to the Irish Mission for hosting this event.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

The new figure is a stark reminder of why UNICEF was established, as the organization marks 70 years of work for the most vulnerable children

NEW YORK, 9 December 2016 – An estimated 535 million children – nearly one in four – live in countries affected by conflict or disaster, often without access to medical care, quality education, proper nutrition and protection, UNICEF said today.

09 Dec 2016 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/11870

Seventy-first Session, 56th & 57th Meetings (AM & PM)

Tasked with addressing and alleviating the largest scale of human suffering — 130 million dependent on aid for survival — since the founding of the United Nations, the General Assembly took up a plethora of humanitarian issues today, adopting five resolutions on a sector whose workers were increasingly in demand and danger.

08 Dec 2016 description

Children and youth are on the move, fleeing conflict, persecution, and other situations of violence, poverty, natural disaster and environmental degradation. As a protection and displacement organisation working in 40 countries, DRC encounters children on the move in areas of origin, transit and destination, including in Yemen, Libya, Turkey, and Greece.

08 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission
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Press Release
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Eighth Report on Relocation and Resettlement
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Fourth Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 8 December 2016

The Commission is today reporting on progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement and on the EU's relocation and resettlement schemes.

The Commission also adopted a fourth Recommendation today that takes stock of the progress achieved by Greece to put in place a fully functioning asylum system and sets out a process for the gradual resumption of Dublin transfers to Greece.

08 Dec 2016 description
report BioMed Central

Timothy M Tan, Paul Spiegel, Christopher Haskew and P Gregg Greenough Conflict and Health201610:28
DOI: 10.1186/s13031-016-0095-4© The Author(s). 2016
Received: 28 March 2016Accepted: 26 August 2016Published: 7 December 2016

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08 Dec 2016 description

Mejoran las perspectivas agrícolas mundiales, pero las temporadas de carestía acechan en un futuro inmediato

8 de diciembre de 2016, Roma - Los conflictos civiles y el impacto de una meteorología adversa han afectado gravemente a la seguridad alimentaria en 2016, aumentando el número de países que necesitan ayuda alimentaria, según un informe de la FAO. La nueva edición de Perspectivas de cosechas y situación alimentaria, publicada hoy, subraya que 39 países necesitan de ayuda externa para conseguir alimentos.

08 Dec 2016 description

Half of humanity now lives in urban areas, and a growing number of cities are leading the way in generating global GDP. However, cities have increasingly become key loci of violence over the last 50 years, which particularly affects the most marginalised.

08 Dec 2016 description

Anja Kaspersen & Charlotte Lindsey-Curtet, ICRC

When you’re pulling people from rubble after missile strikes, or tending to injuries in a tent, or worrying about getting the next truck with medical and food supplies past military check points in a war zone, the latest transformations from technology and digitalization might seem distant – but not for long.