BERMUDA – TC KARL
• TC KARL continued moving north-west over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean, strengthening. On 23 September at 9.00 UTC its centre was located approx. 486 km southsoutheast of Bermuda island and it had max. sustained wind speed of 93 km/h (Tropical Storm).
• Over the next 48 h it is forecast to continue moving northwest with a slight turn to north, strengthening. Its centre may pass near or to the east of Bermuda on 24 September. As of 23 September, a Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for the island of Bermuda.
Conflicts in the Syrian Arab Republic and the knock-on effects in Turkey, as well as the unrest in eastern Ukraine, are putting unprecedented pressure on affected populations in terms of social and economic disruption and health shortfalls. Health services are interrupted and health facilities are damaged. Attacks on hospitals, health workers and humanitarian convoys represent a major infringement of human rights.
300,450 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 23 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
Inter-agency cross-line humanitarian convoy to Big Orem attacked
Government declares end to week-long Cessation of Hostilities (CoH)
Improved humanitarian access into western Aleppo City
Two cross-border convoys reach 162,000 civilians in need
Evacuations from Al Wa’er postponed
Older Syrians three times more likely to display psychological stress
The World Bank’s Global Concessional Financing Facility (GCFF) will help secure needed financing to support refugees and hosts in middle-income countries.
NEW YORK – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed an innovative financing instrument to address refugee crises in middle income countries worldwide that US President Barack Obama announced at the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees in New York.
Turkey hosts more refugees than any other country in the world, having taken in more than 2.7 million refugees from neighboring Syria alone since the civil war began in 2011. Despite Turkey’s generous humanitarian approach, long-term integration prospects for these refugees remain limited.
Syria: In August, IOM reached 64,504 beneficiaries in Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, Al-Hasakeh, and Al Quneitra governorates with 20,020 NFIs, out of which 62% were distributed in hard-to-reach areas (of which 51% were in crossline areas).
Lebanon: On 24 August, 460 Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host community members in South Lebanon received non-food item kits from IOM. Since January, a total of 3,765 individuals have benefited from IOM’s NFI distributions.
UNHRD welcomed the Austrian Government as a Partner after signing a Technical Agreement in 2015 to further support their response efforts in the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe. Less than a week after the signing, at the request of Austria, a team of UNHRD and WFP Field Engineering was on the ground to conduct an assessment mission. First shipments arrived in Traiskirchen in December.
In addition, relief items and support equipment were sent to Serbia and Greece on behalf of the French Government, and Turkey on behalf of the Italian Governments.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has welcomed the significant new support committed today by governments to improve protection and solutions for refugees at today’s Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, convened by US President Barack Obama in New York.
I. Candidate countries and potential candidates
Greece: Today marks six months since the controversial EU and Turkey deal came into effect setting out that refugees and migrants arriving in Greece from this date onwards would be returned to Turkey. The deal followed Greece’s neighbours closing their borders, and the country turned into a holding space for thousands of children, women and men. Below are five reasons why the deal never should have come into effect.
First reason: The rights of the refugees are in jeopardy
Italy - IOM reports that 298,474 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 18 September, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy. This figure is well short of the 469,869 arrivals recorded by IOM at this point in 2015.
Some 165,409 people have arrived in Greece and 130,561 in Italy during 2016.
298.474 arrivals by sea in 2016
published 09:00 CET 20 September
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015
FAO’s chief addresses UN summit on migration
19 September 2016, New York-Bolstering the opportunities that allow rural people in developing countries to remain at home is a critical component of any plan to tackle the contemporary migration crisis, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today.
19/9/2016 - OECD countries need to address the growing anti-immigration backlash and reinforce migration and integration policies while fostering international cooperation in this area, according to a new OECD report.
International Medical Corps announced today a new partnership with HP to provide training and expand employment opportunities for Syrian refugees in Turkey. This new collaboration will build on the success of International Medical Corps’ Multi-Service Centers that have provided a wide variety of support for refugees in Turkey over the past five years and leverage HP’s technology as well as HP LIFE, a program of the HP Foundation, which provides skills based business and IT training to transform lives for communities around the world.
As a new school year gets under way across the Middle East, a major injection of funds from the European Union is boosting efforts to provide learning opportunities and protection to hundreds of thousands of children and youth who have fled the Syria conflict.