Protection and Human Rights

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01 Dec 2016 description


More than five years after the start of the conflict, intense hostilities persist across many parts of Syria. Parties to the conflict continue to commit violations of international humanitarian and international human rights law. Economic collapse continues to drive the immense humanitarian crisis across the country

Unrelenting hostilities/violence

01 Dec 2016 description


  • Mosul: More than 12,700 families (76,400 individuals)1 are currently displaced from Mosul district since the start of the military offensive on 17 October. Among the recently displaced were 189 families from Telafar who were received at the Iraqi government’s Qayarrah Jad’ah camp, and 148 families from Mosul city who were received at the government’s Khazer 2 camp.

24 Nov 2016 description


These recommendations have been agreed nationally in Iraq between the Shelter/NFI, WASH and CCCM clusters, involving Government representatives, with the participation of the Protection Cluster and Cash Working Group. The Winterisation Technical Working Group (TWiG) provides here advice to agencies providing supplementary shelter and NFI assistance to both internally displaced populations and refugees in response to their additional needs over the winter period 2015- 16.

23 Nov 2016 description




The Training Package is designed to help facilitators deliver introductory, interactive training on the prevention of and response to sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). Facilitators should have field-experience working on SGBV prevention and response, mainstreaming gender equality, working with communities affected by displacement, and be familiar with UNHCR’s approach to addressing SGBV.

23 Nov 2016 description

UNHCR chief urges safety nets for those really in need – the elderly, the disabled and poorest.

By: Don Murray

MAYORSK, Ukraine - The queues at the crossing point are long and the weather is freezing. 

“One hour I’ve been standing here,” one man told United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.  “It will take me five hours in all just to cross over.”

22 Nov 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 516,644

Balance Requested: US$ 478,305

Geneva, 22 November 2016

Dear Colleagues,

22 Nov 2016 description

Unable to leave her tent unassisted, 94-year-old Fatima’s plight highlights the challenge for Iraqis with disabilities in adapting to conditions in displacement.

By: Catherine Robinson

QAYMAWA CAMP, Kurdistan Region of Iraq – Fatima Mehamed sits wearily on a mat inside her darkened tent and watches through the flaps as her two grandchildren laugh and play outside under a warm autumn sun.

Fatima, 94, is unable to move outdoors due to constant pain in her chest and weak leg muscles which have prevented her from walking for the past eight years.

22 Nov 2016 description


76 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned about long queues at checkpoints

36 per cent
of people crossing the line of contact are concerned shelling

38 per cent
Travel to visit relatives

32 per cent
are concerned about difficult conditions while queuing at checkpoints

20 per cent
of people travelling by car were unable to cross due to long queues

21 Nov 2016 description


refugees are actually in the camp out of
persons of concern registered

of children, including
Identified separated and unaccompanied minors

people with disabilities,
of these are children

3 in 10
households are headed by women
women at risk

21 Nov 2016 description


  • A total of 5,056 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 13-19 November, a 33.7% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 9,115 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 2.4% decrease from the previous week.

  • A total of 232,556 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 399,683 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

20 Nov 2016 description

WHAT IS THIS DOCUMENT ABOUT? The principle of impartiality requires that humanitarian aid and action be provided solely on the basis of need, without discrimination.
The number of persons in need of humanitarian assistance in Syria continues to outstrip available resources. This document provides guidance for humanitarian actors on how to consider protection, vulnerability, and prioritization of those limited resources, so they go to populations in Syria who are most in need.

18 Nov 2016 description
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• Beds For Tents in Tartous • Livelihood Toolkits • Aid Deliveries Continue • A Fun Day for UNHCR Staff • Helping Children with Hearing Disabilities in Sweida • October Snapshot • Legal Assistance Making a Difference • Kinana: Determined to Succeed

Beds For Tents A Great Success in Tartous

18 Nov 2016 description
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  • Decrease in humanitarian access through cross-line convoys

  • People in eastern Aleppo suffer ongoing besiegement and continued hostilities

  • Attacks on five hospitals further disrupt already marginal healthcare services

  • Recent military operation in Ar-Raqqa could impact up to 400,000 people, including over 150,000 internally displaced

  • Food stocks in eastern Aleppo City are exhausted

16 Nov 2016 description

This update is a coordination tool to improve communication between sectors and up to the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF). It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the inter-agency portal and at

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

16 Nov 2016 description


Voluntary returns to Mali facilitated since January 2016

New arrivals from Mali in 2016

Malian refugees with specific needs (as of 1 November 2016)

11, 889
Malian households in Mbera camp (as of 1 November 2016)

of potable water available per person per day


USD 19.4 M
Requested for the operation

16 Nov 2016 description

Informations générales

Population totale : 58,933

Nombre de ménages : 15,795
Taille moyenne des ménages : 4

Etats d’origine : Borno (97%), Adamawa(2%), autres (1%)

Principales religions : Musulmans(56.29%), Protestants (34.88%), Catholiques(8.38%), Autres (0.45%)

Principales ethnies : Glavda, Cinene, Kanuri, Arabe, Mafa, Hausa, Fulbe

Niveaux d’études : Adultes: 54.04% sans éducation;12.05% éducation Informelle et 0.14% ont fait des études universitaires