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20 Jul 2017 description


Reliable data on gender-based violence (GBV) in South Sudan is scarce. According to the 2015 GBV Information Management System report, 1,645 GBV cases were recorded across the country. Design of appropriate and context-specific interventions is difficult in the absence of reliable information on the nature and scope of GBV and the effect on HIV transmission. The study aimed to contribute to the body of evidence on GBV and HIV in emergency settings.

19 Jul 2017 description

Situation Overview

The 2017 Gu (April – June) seasonal rains were poor and below normal across Somalia. Consequently, drought conditions are worsening and are now likely to continue into the coming Deyr season in October (Gu 2017 Rainfall Performance Report, FAO Somalia Water and Land Information Management (SWALIM), 28 June 2017).

19 Jul 2017 description

Through May 2017 the TFPM has observed a overall decrease in the conflict-related displacement of 8,436 individuals (-0.12%). In addition, there has been an overall increase in the conflict-affected return population by 45,786 individuals (+4.8%). Food was reported as the top priority need among 75% of identified IDP locations and 51% of returnee locations.

Population figures

  • 2 million IDPs

  • 0.9 million Returnees

Key Findings

19 Jul 2017 description

Yemen - After nearly a five-month ordeal, 316 Somali migrants have reached Somalia, transported by IOM, the UN Migration Agency, overland through Yemen and across the Arabian Sea.

In February 2017, a smugglers boat, carrying more than 150 Somalis hoping to reach Europe, headed north up the Red Sea on the western coast of Yemen. The boat had originated in Somalia and docked once in the South of Yemen. A few kilometers from Yemen's Al Hudaydah port, the boat was hit, killing 40 persons and severely injuring another 13.

18 Jul 2017 description

1. Overview: achievements, challenges and lessons learned 2016

Rafaëlle Robelin (Sector Coordinator) and Pierre-Claver Nyandwi (Roving Sector Co-Coordinator)

18 Jul 2017 description

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.

18 Jul 2017 description

Context 2016

Early 2016:

• 10 Humanitarian partners
• Main assistance provided in Adamawa, Yobe, Gombe & Bauchi
• No international humanitarian assistance provided outside of Maiduguri, Borno State
• Limited / late funding

Mid-2016: Military operations, UN mission and arrival of new helicopters, opening 8 new areas inaccessible by road. Scale-up of humanitarian assistance and delivery of assistance in 15 LGAs. 15 humanitarian partners.

18 Jul 2017 description

Guinea - It was 02:23 on Friday, 14 July when the special flight chartered by IOM Libya touched down on the tarmac at Conakry-Gbessia International Airport. On board were 136 Guinean migrants, including seven unaccompanied children, three women and one infant.

18 Jul 2017 description

Switzerland - IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 111,148 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 16 July, with almost 85 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 241,859 arrivals across the region through 16 July 2016.

18 Jul 2017 description
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IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #27 covers IOM Iraq activities from 29 June - 12 July 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.

IOM is assisting displaced families and communities affected by the Mosul crisis through the provision of emergency response services including: non-food item kits, shelter, livelihoods assistance, primary health care, psychosocial assistance, displacement tracking and light infrastructure projects.

18 Jul 2017 description

The Emergency Tracking (ET) system is a crisis-based tool that aims at tracking sudden displacement or return movements triggered by specific crises. The ET figures reported on this portal are not cumulative of the all persons affected by the Mosul crisis thus far, rather the ET update provides only a snapshot of the current displacement situation for the indicated date. The data and information reported on this page are related solely to the displacement caused by the Mosul operations which started on 17 October 2016.

18 Jul 2017 description

The lack of good migration data has long been recognized as an obstacle to understanding migration and developing an evidence-base for policy [1]. 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.

18 Jul 2017 description
  • 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