In the southern part of the Philippines, Persons of Indonesian Descent are being assisted by UNHCR and government partners in finding solutions for their legal identity needs.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
Over 7,700 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 85% (6,614) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest were staying rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.
Poorer countries host most of the forcibly displaced – report
According to a new UNHCR study, most of the 3.2 million who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries.
GENEVA – Conflict, persecution and violence newly uprooted at least 3.2 million people in the first half of last year, and low- and middle-income countries played the greatest role in sheltering the world’s displaced, a new report by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has found.
Refugees and migrants face heightened risks while trying to reach Europe – UNHCR report
In a new report, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, details the impact of the increased border restrictions introduced in 2016 on refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. It shows that people continued to move but undertook more diversified and dangerous journeys, often relying on smugglers because of the lack of accessible legal ways to Europe.
More than USD 13 Million injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance since the beginning of 2016
• More than 40,000 Syrian refugees benefitted from cash assistance in December.
• Caritas in Alexandria facilitated the participation of self-employment beneficiaries in two exhibitions
Around 44,000 children are registered
More than USD 22 M were injected into local economy through vouchers/ e-cards since JANUARY 2016
• December distribution took place from 7 to 9 December 2016, targeting 76,020 beneficiaries (73,302 Syrian refugees and 2,718 Palestinian refugees from Syria). The redemption period for December cycle ended on 20 December 2016.
Over 98,000 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2016
In December 2016, the Arab Medical Union (AMU), UNHCR health partner, launched the event “Healthcare Quality Improvement –Improving Capacity of Healthcare Professionals in MoH Hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centers” in which UNHCR, the project sponsor, was invited to participate.