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24 Apr 2017 description

OTTAWA, Canada – The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) praised Canada today for providing solutions to the plight of a record 46,700 refugees through their resettlement to Canada in 2016. This is the largest amount of refugees admitted in a year since the implementation of the 1976 Immigration Act and a significant contribution to UNHCR’s global appeal to increase much needed refugee solutions.

24 Apr 2017 description

Background

Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from different neighbouring countries. As of 31st December 2016, 655,344 (514,274 and 141,070 in urban and camps respectively) Syrian refugees have been registered with UNHCR Jordan office since the onset of crisis in 2011. In addition, Jordan hosts asylum seekers and refugees from Iraq, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia.

24 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia appears to stabilise (see the chart below). On 23 April, 7,363 were counted in Serbia. 84% (6,162) were sheltered in 18 government facilities, while the rest were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade city centre or close to the borders with Croatia or Hungary.

24 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES:

Total people displaced in country
1,893,100

Cluster target population (IDPs and host)
630,618

Sites or site-like settings
23

FUNDING:

Total funding required:
17.8 M
Funded: 2%
Gap: 98%

NEED ANALYSIS

24 Apr 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

Voluntary repatriation

  • During the reporting period, 1,836 refugees were supported to return to their homes in Somalia. As of 15th April 2017, 61,665 Somali refugees have returned home since 8th December 2014, when UNHCR started supporting voluntary return of Somali refugees in Kenya, out of which 22,351 were supported in 2017 alone. Currently, 20,991 refugees are registered for voluntary repatriation.

24 Apr 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

334,518 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016

45,509 core relief item (CRI) kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 273,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas

9,229 family plots currently occupied out of 17,403 family plots (for some 104,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas

24 Apr 2017 description

L’ADHESION AUX CONVENTIONS SUR L’APATRIDIE (ART. 4, 14)

La Guinée-Bissau, la Sierra Leone et le Mali ont adhéré aux deux conventions suite à la Déclaration d’Abidjan. Actuellement, douze des quinze pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest ont adhéré à la Convention de 1954 alors que onze sont Etats Parties à la Convention de 1961. En outre, le Burkina Faso deviendra bientôt, après le vote du parlement, le douzième Etat de la CEDEAO signataire de la Convention de 1961.

ELABORATION DE PLANS D’ACTION NATIONAUX (ART. 24)

24 Apr 2017 description

Adopted on February 2015 by the Member States of ECOWAS, the Declaration supports UNHCR’s global campaign to end statelessness by 2024

ACCESSION TO THE STATELESSNESS CONVENTIONS (ART. 4, 14)

24 Apr 2017 description

Highlights

  • The overall number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia averaged 7,800. An average of 6,700 (86%) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities. The others were staying rough in Belgrade city centre, in the North near the Hungarian border and in the West near the border with Croatia.

24 Apr 2017 description

Key Figures

599,000
drought displacements since November 2016

13,700+
arrivals to Mogadishu 1- 14 April 2017

26,200+
arrivals to Baidoa 1- 14 April 2017

59,000+
drought-displaced during 1 -14 April 2017

23 Apr 2017 description

26 SHELTER SECTOR PARTNERS

10 LOCAL NGOs

13 COVERED SUB-DISTRICTS OUT OF 272

53 SHELTER PROJECTS FEBRUARY 2017

We Collaborate

We coordinate for the common good.

23 Apr 2017 description

577.9 M required for 2017

105.1 M contributions received, representing 18% of requirements

472.8 M funding gap for the Iraq Situation Response

All figures are displayed in USD

23 Apr 2017 description

6.8 M required for 2017

0 contributions received

6.8 M funding gap for the Bay Of Bengal Situation

All figures are displayed in USD