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27 Oct 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 26 Oct 2016): 169,459

Total arrivals in Greece during Oct 2016: 2,635

Average daily arrivals during Oct 2016: 101

Average daily arrivals during Sep 2016: 103

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 47

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Oct 2016: 1,270

27 Oct 2016 description

26 October 2016 – The World Health Organization, together with national health authorities and health cluster partners, have accelerated preparedness and response measures for internally displaced persons from Mosul by prepositioning 46 mobile medical clinics, 45 mobile health teams and 26 ambulances in a number of prioritized areas around the country. Life-saving medicines and supplies for more than 350 000 beneficiaries have also been prepositioned, including chronic disease medicines, diarrhoeal disease medicines, and trauma and surgical supplies.

27 Oct 2016 description

War Child launches a guide to sexual and gender-based violence legal protection in acute emergencies

27 Oct 2016 description

73% of targeted children (aged 5-17) (boys/girls) are enrolled in formal education (primary or secondary)


27 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/AMMAN, 26 October 2016 – “Twenty-two children and six teachers were reportedly murdered today when their school compound was repeatedly attacked in Idlib, Syria.

“This is a tragedy. It is an outrage. And if deliberate, it is a war crime.

“This latest atrocity may be the deadliest attack on a school since the war began more than five years ago.

“Children lost forever to their families … teachers lost forever to their students … one more scar on Syria’s future.

27 Oct 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Those From Mosul, Hawija Held Without Evidence

(Beirut) – Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) security forces are arbitrarily detaining men and boys ages 15 and over who are fleeing Mosul and Hawija during the offensive against the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in a facility near the Debaga displaced persons camp.

27 Oct 2016 description


  • 806,000 people need food assistance urgently.

  • 141,493 displaced people are living in 204 temporary shelters in the affected areas.

  • 774 out of 17,828 schools in the affected areas are damaged or destroyed, leaving 116,000 children out of school.

  • 3,423 suspected cholera cases reported from 4 to 24 October, including 1,065 in Sud and 752 in Grand’Anse Departments

Situation Overview

27 Oct 2016 description
  • While the distribution process is improving, weather conditions have limited the access to remote communities. Distribution by helicopter has been suspended.

  • During the last 6 days of ECHO field monitoring, no security incidents have been reported.
    Schools continue to be used as shelters. An estimated 116 000 children are out of school.

  • More than 800 000 people are in need of food assistance. By 23 of October, WFP have reached 202 500 people with 1 150 metric tonnes of food.

27 Oct 2016 description
report UN Security Council

26 OCTOBER 2016

Russian Federation Assails ‘Bombing Pause’ Omission as Delegates Criticize ‘Selective’ Focus on Aleppo at Expense of Other Areas

Evoking the “apocalyptic horror” of bombed and besieged Aleppo, the senior United Nations humanitarian official pleaded with the Security Council today to take the minimum action necessary to finally allow wide-spread humanitarian access and end the slaughter in Syria.

26 Oct 2016 description

Feed the Future has rallied the global community to dramatically transform the way we approach global food security, and in doing so, has helped move the global development community toward what once seemed unimaginable: the end of extreme poverty and global hunger in our lifetimes. Through this presidential initiative, the U.S. Government is helping countries around the world build a more food-secure future.

26 Oct 2016 description
report AlertNet
  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

by Kathleen James

Nanyuki, Northern Kenya — The BOMA Project and Mercy Corps have joined forces to tackle extreme poverty by replicating the Rural Entrepreneur Access Project (REAP), BOMA’s innovative poverty graduation model, in five countries across the drylands of Africa.

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26 Oct 2016 description

28,978 consultations are provided to the Syrian Refugees in primary health care services


26 Oct 2016 description


3,288 Syrians arrived in KR-I through Pheshkabour border; one individual was admitted into KRI on asylum grounds the first case recorded since the end of May 2016.

26 Oct 2016 description

Key Facts

2,500 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece
based on referrals to EKKA (as of 19 October)

1,140 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 19 October)

1,604 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 19 Oct.) including
332 in closed reception facilities
27 in protective custody

26 Oct 2016 description

21 October 2016



  • 18 Health Sector Partners are partially supporting the State Ministry of Health (SMOH) through 172 of the health facilities in Borno State, representing 27% of the total health facilities.

26 Oct 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

Idlib, near Aleppo in northwest Syria, contains the largest populated area controlled by rebels

BEIRUT, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes killed at least 22 people in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province on Wednesday, seven of them children

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26 Oct 2016 description


  • The WFP Country Director and the Japanese Ambassador to Cambodia signed an Exchange of Notes for Japan’s Grant Assistance on 23 September for USD 2 million to the School Feeding Programme in 2016-20.

WFP Assistance

26 Oct 2016 description
report IRIN

Part of an in-depth series on Afghanistan's migration crisis

Rakshe Kanwal is confronted with a cruel dilemma: follow her husband, who’s been deported from Pakistan to Afghanistan – where he was born and she has never been – or succumb to family pressure and get divorced.

26 Oct 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The national SMART nutritional survey conducted in August-September 2016 reveals global acute malnutrition (GAM) rates of 11.9% and severe acute malnutrition (SAM) rate of 2.6%, which are above the alert and emergency thresholds, respectively.

  • Since January, 127,596 children with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) have been admitted for therapeutic care, reaching 66% of the fixed annual target (193,943).