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24 Jan 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM reports that 3,335 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 22 January. This compares with 47,090 through the first 25 days of January, 2016.

About 60 percent of the total arrived in Italy, the rest in Greece. Although several hundred migrants have attempted to enter Spanish territory through Spain’s enclaves in Africa, few sea arrivals have been recorded. But 24 migrants have died at sea trying to reach Spain.

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Incessant rains likely to disturb farming activities, including weeding and fertilizer application

Near Term: October 2016 - January 2017 Medium Term: February - May 2017

Key Messages

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Switzerland - As the conflict in Syria continues, IOM is appealing for USD 234 million to continue to provide lifesaving humanitarian assistance inside Syria and for Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries. Throughout 2017, IOM will scale up critical protection, life-saving and early recovery operations to meet the needs of Syrians as they struggle to cope with the protracted crisis.

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The European Commission (EC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have launched an initiative to increase disaster prevention in cities across seven countries and territories in the Western Balkans.

The two-year project, to be implemented by UNDP in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia, will equip municipalities to reduce the risks associated with flash floods, earthquakes, droughts and other disasters.

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Iraq - One hundred days after military operations to retake Mosul started, humanitarian partners are expressing deep concern about the plight of the estimated 750,000 civilians who are currently living in the western sections of the city, where fighting is expected to start in coming weeks.

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KEY FIGURES

655,344 Syrians registered with UNHCR in Jordan, accounting for 7 per cent of the national population

61,004 Iraqis registered with UNHCR in Jordan, over a third of whom are children.

2 Jordan hosts the second highest number (87) of refugees per 1,000 inhabitants in the world

6 Jordan represents the sixth highest refugee-hosting country in the world

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

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In Numbers

1.83 million internally displaced people (OCHA)

1,291,294 South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

212,071 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

4.6 million people projected to require food assistance from January—April 2017 (WFP estimate)

Highlights

  • In 2016, WFP reached a record 4 million people in South Sudan with food assistance—with food deliveries of over 265,000mt and cash assistance amounting to $13.8 million.

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Details of Response

Emergency: Emergency support to cold snap affected people from East Ukraine Date of Emergency: 17th January, 2017 ACT Requesting Member(s): Hungarian Interchurch Aid(HIA) Russian Orthodox Church (ROC)

I. NARRATIVE SUMMARY

DETAILS OF THE EMERGENCY

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Highlights

  • Number of reporting sites in week 50: One hundred eighty three (183) reporting sites (97% of the total EWARN reporting sites) including one hundred one(101) in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, eight (8) in refugee camps and seventy (70) mobile clinics submitted their weekly reports completely and in timely manner.

  • Total number of consultations in week 50: 68,524 (Male=33,773 and Female=34,751) marking a decrease of 549 since last week, (Total consultations in Week 49: 69,073).

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Abuja (ICRC) - More than 25,000 people in Rann received food during a three-day distribution by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) that ended on Monday.

The recipients received rice, beans, oil, salt and Corn Soya Blend in quantities that should last for five weeks. The distribution was carried out by the ICRC and community volunteers.

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Helsinki, 24 January - United Nations agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.63 billion in new funding to continue vital work in addressing the growing needs of refugees from Syria and communities hosting them in neighbouring countries.

The UN and more than 240 partners formally launched the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for 2017 and 2018. The plan aims to assist over 4.7 million refugees from Syria and 4.4 million people hosting them in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.

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A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

A sharp cold snap (Cyclone Axel) hit Belarus on 5 January 2017, with heavy snowfalls accompanied by frost and strong winds. Temperatures dropped down to 25‐29 degrees Celsius below zero, and in some places even to minus 31‐34 Celsius degrees.
The country's meteorological service issued an orange weather warning. Invasion of cold arctic air masses from the north of European Russia followed on 6 January.

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KYIV, Ukraine, 24 January 2017 (UNHCR). The UN Refugee Agency welcomes the Action Plan toward the non-government controlled areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions, adopted by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. With this legislative development, Ukraine has taken an encouraging step toward fulfilling its international obligations to protect the rights of all citizens without discrimination and prevent further displacement.

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Highlights

  • Number of reporting sites in week 49: One hundred and seventy five (175) reporting sites (93% of the total EWARN reporting sites) including ninety two (92) in internally displaced persons (IDPs) camps, seven (7) in refugee camps and seventy two (72) mobile clinics submitted their weekly reports completely and in a timely manner. The new target of the EWARN health facilities reached 189.

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SITUATION OVERVIEW

While an increasing amount of territory in Northeast Nigeria has become accessible to humanitarian workers, suicide bombings and attacks against civilians persisted during the reporting period. Violence in the northeast has caused massive displacement and at the same time restricted movement, disrupting food supplies and hindering access to basic services. People affected by violence in Adamawa,
Borno, and Yobe, and neighbouring Bauchi, Taraba, and Gombe States are in urgent need of life-saving humanitarian assistance.

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Operational Presence: Organizations that are physically present in the district and are delivering a humanitarian service or implementing a humanitarian project during the reporting period.

Operational Capacity: Operational capacity refers to the potential ability of an organization to deliver humanitarian services if needed. In addition to organizations currently delivering services, organizations that have the ability to access and deliver services are considered.

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172 organisations Delivering humanitarian services in October, November and December 2016.