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20 Oct 2016 description

August - September

  • August - September
  • Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
    Remain Vulnerable to Shocks
    and Reliant on Aid
  • Supporting Education for all
    Children in Lebanon
  • Older Persons in Lebanon
  • Nori and Turkiya’s Story


20 Oct 2016 description
report Sudan Tribune

October 19, 2016 (YAMBIO) - The International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) said it is extending support to nearly 50 disabled people in Gbudue, one of South Sudan's newly-created state.

The map of Western Equatoria in red ICRC's wheel chair specialist, Geoffrey Bilal is in the state capital, Yambio to screen the disabled people who will be flown to the South Sudan capital.

19 Oct 2016 description

Two weeks after Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, 1.4 million are still in need of humanitarian aid and 750,000 require immediate assistance. In Les Cayes, authorities have reported more than 3,000 injuries. Handicap International’s team see an extreme scarcity of healthcare facilities and those that do exist have only limited resources to treat their patients.

The most isolated in the humanitarian response

19 Oct 2016 description


  • 6,136 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda on 17 and 18 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,396 in October 2016, as compared to 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 3,483 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre followed by 2,441 in Kerwa & Keyi areas of Yumbe district. Similarly smaller numbers reported in Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo Districts. A total of 230,152 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.

18 Oct 2016 description

Distribution Location Information

State: Warrap

County: Tonj North

Payam(s): Akop and Awul (Warrap)

Boma(s) (exact locations- landmarks): Athieng-puol, Akop, Bundir, Rual-malith, Pakuur and Warrap

GPS Coordinates: N/A

18 Oct 2016 description


  • Syria: During the reporting period, IOM established a Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC) in Rural Damascus expected to offer health services to 4,800 individuals in the coming months. Furthermore, IOM’s hub in Turkey shipped and transported sets of NFIs and tents for vulnerable households in Aleppo and Idleb governorates.

17 Oct 2016 description


7,849 South Sudanese people fled to Uganda from 14 and 16 October 2016. The average number of new arrival is 2,303 in October, which was 2,845 in September 2016. The majority of the new arrivals 4,468 were reported in Oraba and Busia border points and Kuluba Collection Centre, with smaller numbers coming through Kerwa and Keyi (Yumbe district), Palorinya (Moyo), Elegu (Adjumani) and Lamwo District. A total of 223,883 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda from July 07 to October 16, 2016.

17 Oct 2016 description


• In a worst case scenario, the humanitarian operation in Mosul is likely to be the single largest and most complex in the world in 2016.

• Civilians will be at extreme risk during the military campaign from cross-fire, snipers and artillery barrage.

• Tens of thousands of people may be forcibly expelled, trapped between fighting lines, under siege or held as human shields. Chemical weapons may be used.

16 Oct 2016 description


  • Since August, UNHCR observed a new wave of arrivals from northern Mali, which progressively increased to reach a peak between end of September and early October, when more than 300 people arrived in less than two weeks. This represents a fourfold increase compared to the total number of new arrivals over the last 8 months. In total, UNHCR registered 394 people between August and early October. While influxes keep occurring, new arrivals are assisted with emergency food, shelter and basic items.

14 Oct 2016 description

“It is still very difficult to access people affected by the hurricane,” explains Hélène Robin, head of Handicap International’s emergency operations. “The major roads are almost impassable for lorries transporting humanitarian aid and there have been no large-scale food distributions yet. There’s nothing left to eat, the crops have been destroyed, and the rare stores not flattened by the storm have been looted. The threat of famine is causing families a lot of distress.”

14 Oct 2016 description

Key Figures

  • 281,740 Refugees and migrants arriving by sea to Europe in 2016 (as of 31 August).

  • 3,169 Refugees and migrants estimated to have died / gone missing at sea in 2016 (as of 31 August). Compared to 2,776 during the same period in 2015.

  • 163,734 Estimated sea arrivals in Greece in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 237,947 during the same period in 2015.

  • 115,072 Estimated Sea arrivals in Italy in 2016 (as of 31 August) compared to 116,149 during the same period in 2015.

13 Oct 2016 description

In Numbers

  • 9.7 million people in need of food assistance.

  • 7.1 million people targeted in the 2016 joint WFP-Government of Ethiopia (GoE) response.


  • The joint WFP-GoE pipeline show breaks in cereals starting in October and pulses starting in November.

12 Oct 2016 description


On the occasion of World Teacher Day 2016, and under the theme of “empowered teachers and sustainable societies”, UNRWA celebrates the progress achieved to date in the Education Reform Strategy, particularly in terms of improved academic achievements of students and staff performance. The strategy, which was launched in 2011 across all five fields of operation, aims at providing quality education to Palestine refugees with a focus on three key roles: students, teachers and school principals.

12 Oct 2016 description
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• Training Centre For Blind Opens in Horns
• Livelihood Toolkits making a Difference
• Aid Deliveries Continue
• Rehabilitation of Shelter in Daraa
• September Snapshot
• Sewing Success Stories

Training Centre for the Blind, and Children with Education Difficulties, Opens in Homs

12 Oct 2016 description

June Highlights

Registration of camp and non-camp Syrian refugees continued to take place during the reporting period under the supervision of Ministry of Interior - Directorate General of Migration Management. 2,733,044 Syrians were registered as of 30 June 2016, out of which 256,300 are residing in camps and 2,476,744 residing in non-camp areas.

11 Oct 2016 description

Conakry, Guinea | AFP | Tuesday 10/11/2016 - 15:55 GMT

Guinea's political parties have agreed to compensate victims of pre-election violence in 2013 by the government and the opposition, which rights groups say left 60 people dead.

The months running up to the 2013 general election in the west African nation were beset by violence, while the opposition coalition alleged massive fraud including ballot stuffing and voter intimidation during the vote itself.