• During the first half of 2017, close to 93,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores mainly through the Central Mediterranean Route - around half of them arrived in just May and June 2017. While barely one in six of sea arrivals this year are children, the number of unaccompanied or separated children (UASC) coming to Italy is on the rise with 11,406 newly registered UASC between January and June 2017.
ALGIERS – The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of €1 million (US$1.1 million) from the Government of Germany that will enable it to continue providing life-saving food assistance to Sahrawi refugees in Algeria.
For more than 40 years, Sahrawi refugees have been living under extremely harsh conditions in the Sahara desert in southwestern Algeria. Hosted in five refugee camps near Tindouf, refugee families rely on WFP as their primary source of food as employment opportunities are limited.
Iraq - Since July 2016, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has assisted in person over 50,000 vulnerable migrants with family reunifications in Germany through its Family Assistance Programme (FAP).
The aim of FAP, which was initiated and funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, is to support family reunification applicants in Iraq, Turkey and Lebanon during the visa application process for Germany. At their offices, IOM helps them to correctly complete the forms and prepare their documents in order to reunite with close family members already granted asylum in Germany.
The lack of good migration data has long been recognized as an obstacle to understanding migration and developing an evidence-base for policy . GMDAC MigFacts bring together the available migration data on a variety of themes that are highly relevant to global policy-makers and processes, such as the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
33%of international migrants are from G20 countries
50% of international migrants reside in G20 countries
122 million migrants live in G20 countries, representing 2.6% of the total population
On 30–31 May 2017, the Ministry of Health of Ukraine in collaboration with WHO conducted a consensus meeting on the assessment of the Ukrainian emergency care system. Emergency care systems are a key substrate for effective emergency response and for mitigating the risk of system collapse (and therefore, secondary mortality) in the face of large-scale emergencies.
99,864 in Q1-Q2 2017
231,463 in Q1-Q2 2016
361,709 in 2016
1,015,078 in 2015
Dead and Missing
2,253 in Q1-Q2 2017
2,896 in Q1-Q2 2016
5,096 in 2016
3,771 in 2015
According to available data, in the first half of 2017, there were more than 100,000 arrivals to Greece, Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain (101,559). This represents a 58% decrease when compared to the same period in 2016 when 239,925 arrivals were registered. This is mainly due to the sharpe decrease in arrivals to Greece.
in the month of June, the Pacific was in the spotlight at the highlevel UN Conference to Support the implementation of Sustainable development Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development), demonstrating global leadership on ocean issues with Fiji and Sweden serving as co-chairs of the meeting.
• Germany contributes US$17.7 million to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund making it the largest contributor to the Fund in 2017
• Localized flooding due to heavy summer/kiremt rains projected to affect 1.5 million people, nearly 500,000 people likely to be displaced
• Fall Armyworm infestation is spreading to more woredas across six regions.
On 9 July, nearly nine months after the launch of military operations to retake Mosul city, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul. The announcement, came amid reports of ongoing fighting in pockets of the Old City still under armed extremist groups’ control.
Arrivals to Europe in First Quarter of 20171 In the first quarter of 2017, 5,384 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of those 3,719 (69%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC)
A workshop has taken on six skilled women with experience in the fashion industry and helped them to find their feet in Frankfurt.
With fine stitches, seamstress Reyhane Heidari is sewing a suit made from lace. More than that, the 25-year-old Afghan refugee is pulling together the threads of her life.
821,838 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016
1 558,487 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.
245,975 Individuals (50,706 households) impacted by military operations to retake Mosul since October 2016 are currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the latest contribution of Euro 13m from Germany to provide shelter and protection assistance to over 3 million displaced Iraqis. This generous support will enable UNHCR to continue its interventions in providing humanitarian assistance and protection activities in supporting the internally displaced persons with their basic needs, shelter, protection, self-reliance and camp management, including those displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas.
Two volunteers working with refugees in Berlin set out to create a solution to the administrative and financial challenges that stop refugees accessing higher education. In 2015 they founded Kiron Open Higher Education.