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05 Dec 2016 description
report European Commission

On 2 December 2016, theEuropean Commission's Knowledge Centre on Migration and Demography (KCMD)launched two new tools: the Migration Data Catalogue and the Dynamic Data Hub. These tools centralise migration related data, to better understand migration flows, trends and their impact on societies across the EU.

05 Dec 2016 description

by Leah Oatway

Yemen is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, putting children's lives at risk. More than 18 months of conflict have seen the country slide further towards catastrophe.

  1. The conflict between Al Houthi and the Saudi-led coalition, which began in March 2015, is dangerously affecting food access for families in Yemen.

  2. Even before the conflict intensified, Yemen’s malnutrition rates were among the highest in the world.

05 Dec 2016 description

International Development Minister Rory Stewart announces new support during Iraq visit

Aid supplies are distributed in areas around Mosul by the International Organisation for Migration. The UK will step up support in Iraq as winter sets in, to provide life-saving aid to hundreds of thousands of people driven out of their homes by Daesh brutality, International Development Minister Rory Stewart announced today.

05 Dec 2016 description

Key points

Negative coping strategies decrease across the country on account of increased scale up of humanitarian assistance to almost fifty percent of the total food insecure population as of October.

Maize prices are stable on local markets though still significantly above average

Admission rates for malnutrition fell slightly between September and October, except among severely malnourished adults receiving treatment for tuberculosis

Situation updates

05 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • In October, WFP provided food parcels to 94,937 people in need throughout Libya.

  • In September, the Tunisian-Libyan border was temporarily closed for security purposes during the period of Eid al-Adha. Despite this, WFP was able to distribute food commodities to 50,963 beneficiaries.

Situation Update

05 Dec 2016 description

The Lake Chad Basin millions of people are facing one of the largest humanitarian crises. Since 2009 violence perpetrated by the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram in Central and West Africa have never ended and attacks against local population became too usual.

The crisis became complex and unprecedented and today the humanitarian assistance is difficult and for this reason more necessary: food insecurity, loss of homes, weak infrastructure, limited resources, especially for hundreds of thousands people remain trapped by the conflict without access to humanitarian assistance.

05 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Hostilities continued over the last 48 hours, however, no additional displacement was reported on 3 and 4 December. An estimated 31,500 people from east Aleppo remained displaced within the entire city of Aleppo throughout the last six days.

  • On 5 December, three NGOs in east Aleppo suspended all their health and nutrition activities. This decision follows the killing of one humanitarian staff and the attack on an NGO warehouse.

05 Dec 2016 description

By Lin Taylor

AMMAN, Dec 5 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As soon as the bombs exploded outside his house in the Iraqi town of Falluja, Rachid Jassam rushed onto the street to rescue the injured.

As the teenager ran out, another plane swooped overhead and dropped more bombs, the shrapnel tearing his right leg so severely local doctors wanted to amputate it.

His father refused the amputation to spare his son from a life of disability, and opted for basic surgery instead.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

I am launching today, on behalf of the United Nations and hundreds of our humanitarian partners across the world, the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2017.

This appeal 2017, comprising strategic and coordinated response plans covering 33 countries, is calling for US$22.2 billion – the highest amount we have ever requested.

05 Dec 2016 description

As delivered

Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen,

First of all, may I thank you for joining us today to launch the 2017 Global Humanitarian Overview.

We face a time of immense global suffering and fear. The scale of humanitarian deprivation today is greater than at any time since the United Nations was founded. Despite successes elsewhere, more and more people are trapped in a cycle of vulnerability and need.

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NEEDS & KEY FIGURES

While absent from the international radar, the conflict in eastern Ukraine and its resulting humanitarian needs are a daily reality for 4.4 million people affected by the conflict, with no hopes for a quick end to their suffering.

Some 3.8 million need humanitarian assistance, including livelihood and early recovery. Despite commitments to ceasefire over the past 30 months, hostilities continue. Of more than 10,000 people killed, 2,000 are civilians.

05 Dec 2016 description

UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

05 Dec 2016 description

By Dr. Waheed Miraj, KP

Even in the most far-flung districts of Pakistan, Surveillance is being enhanced to ensure no case of polio is missed.

05 Dec 2016 description

Study of EU hotspot approach reveals serious challenges in Greece and Italy

The EU ‘hotspot approach’ was designed to ensure operational support to Member States facing disproportionate migratory pressure. However, one year since the first hotspots was set up and half a year since the entry into force of the EU Turkey Statement, research reveals that the pressure in these countries is growing and the challenges in accessing protection are multiplying.

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OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

As it reaches its eighth year, the effect of the conflict between Boko Haram and military counter operations in North East Nigeria has reached devastating proportions with widespread forced displacement, acute food and nutrition insecurity and serious violations of international humanitarian and human rights law. While the Nigerian Armed Forces and community security groups have made significant territorial gains in the fight against Boko Haram, there is ongoing insecurity and Boko Haram continues to pose a threat.

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Regional Strategic Overview
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Amman, 5 December 2016 - With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.69 billion in new funding to continue vital work over the next two years.

The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together more than 240 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist 9.1 million people in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - 4.7 million Syrian refugees and over 4.4 million members of the communities hosting them.