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28 Feb 2017 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Location: Geneva
Date: 28 February 2017

(1) Thailand

28 Feb 2017 description

HADRAMAUT, 27th February, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has provided urgent humanitarian aid to the population in Sah Directorate in Hadramaut Governorate. The gesture was in line with the relentless efforts exerted by the UAE to lessen dire humanitarian conditions witnessed by the population in these areas.

The aid was in immediate response to the calls of the population in the area. The ERC team stressed that the philanthropic authority gives priority to the populations in remote valleys and villages who are witnessing dire humanitarian conditions.

28 Feb 2017 description

SHABWAH, 27th February, 2017 (WAM) -- Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, distributed on Monday the relief aid to the residents of Shabwah Governorate as part of its food parcel distribution project.

The project is being implemented in tune with the UAE’s humanitarian support to alleviate people’s suffering. It also aims to continue with the charitable and humanitarian efforts to improve the living conditions and support security and stability.

28 Feb 2017 description

In 2016, the Surge Capacity Section (SCS) managed 144 deployments to 32 countries.

27 Feb 2017 description

Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report

According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.

GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.

27 Feb 2017 description

Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report

In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smugglers because of the lack of accessible legal ways to Europe.

27 Feb 2017 description

Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has generously provided US$ 3 million to support the work of WHO in Iraq. This contribution directly supports life-saving primary and secondary health care services in Duhok and the plains of Ninewa, where more than 600 000 people live, as well as the prevention, early detection and containment of outbreaks in 11 governorates.

King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre

27 Feb 2017 description

Regional mixed migration summary for January 2017 covering mixed migration events, trends and data for Djibouti, Eritrea, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, Puntland, Somalia, Somaliland and Yemen.

Terminology: Throughout this report the term migrant/refugee is used to cover all those involved in the mixed migration flows (including asylum seekers, trafficked persons, smuggled economic migrants, refugees). If the caseload mentioned refers only to refugees or asylum seekers or trafficked persons it will be clearly stated.

27 Feb 2017 description

BRUSSELS - Contributing a total of €6 million, the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGDC) has helped the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) provide crucial air transport services for the humanitarian community across Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and Yemen in 2016 and will continue to support services through 2017.

27 Feb 2017 description

MOKHA: The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has delivered medical supplies including medicines and equipment to Mocha hospital in Yemen.

The assistance is part of a number of urgent humanitarian works carried out by the authority in war-affected areas of the Arab Republic in various service and development domains.

The aid also included medicines for children and newborn, other food assistance, special equipment for clinical examination of pregnant women and ambulatory medical care.

27 Feb 2017 description

Mogadishu, 23 February 2017 - One hundred and six Somali refugees returned to Somalia today after fleeing the ongoing conflict in Yemen.

The returnees, who consisted of the elderly, women and children, arrived at Mogadishu’s Aden Abdulle International Airport on Thursday morning on a commercial flight from Berbera, Somaliland, thus ending a difficult journey that began by boat in the Yemeni port of Aden.

27 Feb 2017 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

Oxfam GB organized a Humanitarian Conference “Yemen Civil Society Event“ in London on 26 January, which focused on increasing the engagement of the international community and brought parties together to discuss issues effecting the humanitarian crisis and response in Yemen. Around 32 NGOs were able to take a part in the event by a video link in OCHA offices in Sana’a and Aden.

27 Feb 2017 description

An analysis based on actual persons registered in the UNHCR refugee database (proGres)

26 Feb 2017 description

To enable Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and Save the Children to continue to save lives and protect children and families in Yemen, the IKEA Foundation has stepped forward to give a €2 million grant to Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and €500,000 to Save the Children.