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23 Jan 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Dec 2016): 173,450

Total arrivals in Greece during Jan 2017: 949

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2017: 43

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 54

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 15

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Jan 2016: 1,130

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

146 dead - 51 missing (Nov. 2016)

23 Jan 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS: With the continuation of the military offensive to retake Mosul, 144,588 individuals have fled, while 23,292 have returned to newly retaken areas since 17 October 2016. Various protection concerns ranging from lack of documentation, inconsistencies in registration of IDPs, as well as safety and security concerns remain pertinent. UNHCR and partners continue to respond to these needs while noting significant progress that has occurred in Kirkuk with the return of confiscated identity documents.


23 Jan 2017 description


UNHCR’s core objectives are to provide refugees and other persons of concern with international protection, and seek durable solutions for them.

Ethiopia maintains open borders for those seeking protection, and among the over 761,000 refugees hosted as of the end of September 2016 there are approximately:

23 Jan 2017 description


As a refugee team competed at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio for the first time, hundreds of fellow refugees took part in mini-Olympic competitions in Ethiopia;

23 Jan 2017 description


  • Ethiopia hosts 743,732 refugees, among which 49.8% are women and girls, while 57.1% are children. The refugee population is primarily from South Sudan, Somalia and Eritrea.
  • Refugee youth aged between 15-24 represents 15.8% of the overall refugee population in Ethiopia.
  • Amongst South Sudanese refugee population, youth represents 14%, while they represent 17% and 40% amongst Somali and Eritrean refugee populations respectively.
23 Jan 2017 description


  • 5,431 persons (84%) were referred to UNHCR RSC.
  • 4,951 persons (77%) were submitted to resettlement countries; of which 4,797 persons were submitted to USA (97%).
  • 2,833 persons departed to resettlement countries.
23 Jan 2017 description

From January to November 2016, the Protection sector has conducted 6.2M interventions in 224 out of 272 sub-districts in Syria through one or more of its prevention/risk mitigation, response or capacity building activities. Prevention/risk mitigation activities conducted by sector members include awareness raising, risk education, community based psychosocial support, protection monitoring etc and response services like individual and group psychosocial support, case management, referrals to other services, material/cash assistance etc.

23 Jan 2017 description


160,260 Internally displaced persons (IDPs) from Mosul and surrounding areas since the military offensive began on 17 October

17,865 UNHCR kits of core relief items (CRIs) distributed to families in camps, assisting some 104,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas

10,105 Family plots (for some 54,000 people) in UNHCR built camps are ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul corridor, of which 5,970 (59%) are currently occupied

3 million IDPs since January 2014

23 Jan 2017 description


1,224 Congolese asylum-seekers crossed into Tanzania in December 2016.

316 Burundian new arrivals recorded per day in December 2016.

8,873 Refugees have departed to resettlement countries since the beginning of 2016.

5,852 Transitional shelters completed by end of December 2016.


23 Jan 2017 description

KEY FIGURES As of 22 December 2016

197,483 Total Burundian population of concern

195,043 Total Burundian population post influx

63,847 Total Burundian population in Nyarugusu Camp (Pre-Influx + Influx)

82,632 Total population in Nduta Camp

50,713 Total population in Mtendeli Camp

291 Total population in Lumasi Transit Site

23 Jan 2017 description

A total of $**781.8 million** requested for the period January ‐ December 2017, including:

  • $9.8 million for CAR

  • $30.3 million for the DRC

  • $157.7 million for Ethiopia

  • $40.5 million for Kenya

  • $171.7 million for South Sudan

  • $68 million for Sudan

  • $283.8 million for Uganda - $476,251 for HQ & Regional Coordination

23 Jan 2017 description


23 Jan 2017 description


  • 783,401 refugees registered in the country

  • 8,879 refugees newly registered in November

  • 70,849 New arrivals registered since January 2016

  • 39,146 Unaccompanied and separated children

Population of Concern

  • A total of 783,401 population of concern (As of 30 November 2016)
23 Jan 2017 description

Durant le mois de Décembre 2016 :

  • 806 demandeurs d'asile ont été reconnus le statut de réfugié, dont 6 par la procédure de statut dérivé.

  • 984 nouveaux demandeurs d’asile ont été enregistrés. Parmi lesquels 974 sont des Congolais (RDC) et 799 d’entre eux sont arrivés durant le mois sous revue.

  • 679 réfugiés ont été transférés vers le camp de Kavumu - 90 réfugiés ont bénéficié du programme de réinstallation.

22 Jan 2017 description

Creating a more inclusive and equitable world for persons with disabilities The International Day of Persons with Disabilities was commemorated worldwide on 3rd December 2016. In Mashhad in northeast Iran, the occasion was marked through the launch of the newly created ‘Afghan Committee for People with Disabilities’ in close cooperation with local charities, the State Welfare Organization, UNHCR Iran, and its government counterpart the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA).