Protection and Human Rights

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21 Feb 2017 description

2016 Key Figures

1: Turkey is the top refugee-hosting country in the world

28,901: Refugees submitted by UNHCR for resettlement (since 1 January 2016)

15,140: Refugees counselled on the work permit regulation by UNHCR and partners (Since March 2016)

24,703: Non-Syrian refugees and asylum seekers with specific needs identified by UNHCR and referred for assistance (since 1 January 2016)

32,047: Refugees and asylum-seekers received counselling from UNHCR Ankara (since 1 January 2016)

20 Feb 2017 description


South Sudanese arrivals in 2017, based on field reports as of 31 Jan

Total South Sudanese refugees as of 31 January 2017 (pre and post Dec 2013 caseload and new arrivals)

Refugees in South Sudan

1.853 M
Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in South Sudan, including 223,862 people in UNMISS Protection of Civilians site


20 Feb 2017 description


New Burundian refugees in asylum countries since April 2015 as of 31 January 2017


USD 214.5 million
Requested by UNHCR for the overall Burundi Situation in 2017


  • Burundi: Over 22,000 Burundians fled the country to neighbouring countries in January alone. Besides the concerning human rights environment inside Burundi, the food security has deteriorated considerably.

20 Feb 2017 description


The camp population as at 31st January 2017. The figure is inclusive of Kalobeyei population.

Number of South Sudanese new arrivals registered in January 2017.

The population hosted at Kalobeyei Settlement as at 31st January 2017.

20 litres
The per capita water consumption per person per in Kakuma refugee.


20 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Even though security remains a challenge, access continues to open up into more remote areas of the Far North region. Through its partners, UNICEF was able to reach displaced children on the border with Nigeria, providing them with nutrition, primary health care, education and child protection services.

20 Feb 2017 description

Thousands of civilians are forced to flee attacks of Boko Haram and military operations in the Lake Chad region. Niger is one of the countries of the Lake Chad Basin that hosts a large number of displaced people. Among them are traumatised children. The SDC’s Humanitarian Aid Department supports a project of the Italian NGO COOPI providing psychosocial support and a safe environment for those young survivors.

20 Feb 2017 description


655,732 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half children growing up in exile

61,405 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, half originating from the Baghdad Governorate

38,000 Work permits issued over the past year to Syrians in a livelihoods initiative supported

93 Percentage of Syrians living outside of camps and below the poverty line in Jordan

20 Feb 2017 description

Hanna Röth, Zina Nimeh and Jessica Hagen-Zanker

Key messages

  • Around 655,000 Syrian refugees are currently registered in Jordan and are unlikely to return to Syria in the near future. With many living outside camps, they struggle to meet basic needs such as shelter and food.

  • Vulnerable Jordanians benefit from various government-run social protection schemes depending on the type and extent of their vulnerability, but these programmes do not support refugees in need.

20 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

20 Feb 2017 description


• 750,000 people trapped in west Mosul in deteriorating conditions.

• Tens of thousands return home to east Mosul.

• 23,000 children resume education in east Mosul.

• Explosive hazards continue to pose risks in returnee communities.


# of people in need 11m

# of people targeted for assistance 6.2m

# of internally displaced persons (IDPs) 3m

# of IDPs who live outside camps 2.5m

# of affected ppl within host communities 3.2m # of returnees 1.5m

20 Feb 2017 description


  • 14,162 Identified unaccompanied Minors and Separated Children

  • 86 Households provided with cash grants

  • 1,288,598 NFIs distributed

  • 1,671 Shelters distributed

Population of Concern

Total of people of concern 496,420


USD 214,400,000 requested


20 Feb 2017 description

Humanitarian Overview

Six years of conflict in Syria have resulted in one of the largest humanitarian crises since World War II.

The situation in Syria is a global humanitarian crisis demanding an extraordinary response to meet the needs of those affected.

20 Feb 2017 description

Este informe fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC y con información las organizaciones del ELC Cauca.

Flash Update No. 1: Desplazamiento y confinamiento de las comunidades[1] del Resguardo de Calle de Santa Rosa – Timbiquí (Cauca)

19 Feb 2017 description
report IsraAID

ANKARA -- “The living conditions aren’t easy at all” shares Aisha, 13 years old from Iraq, "but that’s not the hard part. The real hard part is feeling like a stranger, all the time".

IsraAID’s relief team has returned from a mission in Turkey, with open hearts and torn stomachs.

19 Feb 2017 description


763,363 IDPs provided with NFIs since March 2015 to February 2017

134,149 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

63,712 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016

63,067 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016


19 Feb 2017 description


2,007,216 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) *

1,027,674 IDP returnees

724,846 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

18.8 million people in need

263,432 people reached by the Protection cluster led by UNHCR in 2016

279,211 registered refugees and asylum seekers

1,839 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

19 Feb 2017 description

Desde el 11 de febrero la comunidad del resguardo indígena de Santa Rosa de Guayacán de la etnia Wounaan Nonam, compuesta por 153 personas (31 familias) se desplazó al casco urbano de Buenaventura, como consecuencia del accionar y la presencia de hombres armados en el territorio (ver Flash Update No. 1), presumiblemente miembros de un Grupo Armado Posdesmovilización (GAPD).

17 Feb 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission noted a significant increase in ceasefire violations in Donetsk Oblast, including over 10,330 explosions, compared with around 2,500 in December 2016;

• Due to conflict escalation in late January, approximately 1.8 million people, including 252,000 children, on both sides of the ‘contact line,’ are at risk as critical civilian infrastructure (i.e. water, electricity, heating) was damaged;