Protection and Human Rights

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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.

19 Oct 2016 description

Bangui, le 19 octobre 2016

Mesdames et Messieurs,

Au nom du Groupe de travail sur l’utilisation de mercenaires, mon collègue Anton Katz et moi-même souhaitons tout d’abord remercier le Gouvernement de la République Centrafricaine pour son invitation et pour sa coopération durant la préparation et tout au long de notre visite qui s’est déroulée du 10 au 19 octobre 2016.

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

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.

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

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.

11 Oct 2016 description

Conakry, Guinée | AFP | mardi 11/10/2016 - 15:03 GMT

Les forces politiques guinéennes sont convenues d'indemniser les victimes des violences électorales de 2013, au terme d'un dialogue national qui s'est achevé dans la nuit de lundi à mardi, date anniversaire de la réélection du président Alpha Condé, a-t-on appris auprès des participants.

08 Oct 2016 description
report UN Women

UN Women mobilizes relief efforts to support Haitians in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

New York, October 7 - In its immediate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, UN Women is mobilizing experts and resources to assess the humanitarian needs on the ground. The Government estimates that at least 350,000 people are in dire need of assistance due to the catastrophic storm that hit the southwest coast of the country on October 4, taking the lives of hundreds by now.

07 Oct 2016 description


  • Over 300 Palestinians have been injured by live ammunition in 2016.

  • Serious concerns persist about lack of accountability for alleged violations of international law, including allegations of war crimes.

  • Gaza Student performance undermined by poor shelter and living conditions and economic deprivation.

  • The Ministry of Education in Gaza needs $15 million to furnish new schools.

  • The provision of basic services in Gaza severely hampered by the longstanding electricity deficit.

07 Oct 2016 description

Aide-mémoire N°383
Octobre 2016

Principaux faits