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25 Apr 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Apr 2017): 4,900

Total arrivals in Greece during Apr 2017: 892

Average daily arrivals during Apr 2017: 39

Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 49

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 17

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Apr 2017: 689

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

146 dead - 51 missing (Dec. 2016)

25 Apr 2017 description

Geneva, 25 April 2017

As delivered

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today, including the very real risk of famine. I do thank you for coming today to demonstrate your solidarity, commitment and generosity to save lives and lessen the suffering of women, children and men caught in a conflict which is not their own.

25 Apr 2017 description

Northern Kenya has a long history of ethnic conflict, violence and marginalisation, but new issues are exacerbating local tensions and providing challenges for traditional peacebuilding structures. In response, Conciliation Resources is expanding its programme in the Horn of Africa with the launch of new work in northern Kenya.

25 Apr 2017 description


  • Food distribution for school meals activities has ceased completely due to pipeline break.

25 Apr 2017 description

IOM Bangladesh rolled out the first round of Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) in Cox’s Bazaar from 21 – 28 March 2017. The assessment collected baseline information on Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) including their location, population numbers, movement trends and a preliminary overview of needs. The assessment was conducted in 3 makeshift settlements and 41 host community locations, and estimates that 132,138 UMNs are living in assessed locations in Teknaf and Ukhiya Upazila. An estimated 63,705 individuals are new arrivals.

25 Apr 2017 description


IGAD and Somali Refugees p. 2

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 3

Nine pledges: ARRA, UNHCR and partners chart roadmap for implementation p. 4

Focus on the operation

Afar region: great hospitality in an inhospitable environment p. 5

“Services are limited due to funding constraints.”

Eritrean Asiya leaves shame aside and joins school p. 7

Refugee Voices

25 Apr 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

By Erik Larsson

PHNOM PENH, Apr 24 2017 (IPS) - Mao Neav takes a few quick steps out into the field, followed by her faithful dog Onada, tail wagging, tongue out and panting, ready for what is out there. The field is peppered with cluster bombs.

Mao Neav is the leader of a small group of bomb and mine clearers working in the Ratanakiri province of north-east Cambodia.

24 Apr 2017 description
report African Union

The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 680th meeting held on 18 April 2017, was briefed by the AU Commission and by the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) on the Operations of the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) against Boko Haram terrorist group. Council also took note of the statements made by the representatives of Ethiopia (in its capacity as an African Member of the United Nations Security Council (A3)), Liberia (in its capacity as the Chairperson of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the European Union and the United Nations.

24 Apr 2017 description

“Ils sont venus dans le village voisin. Ils y ont tué beaucoup de gens, ils ont pillé et incendié les maisons. C'est la raison pour laquelle nous sommes partis.”

Yongou et les membres de sa famille ont abandonné leur maison et tous leurs biens lorsque Boko Haram a attaqué le village voisin du leur. Depuis, ils vivent dans un camp pour déplacés aux alentours du Lac Tchad.

24 Apr 2017 description

Este documento fue elaborado por OCHA con apoyo de UMAIC1 y con información suministrada por miembros del Equipo Local de Coordinación de Nariño.

24 Apr 2017 description


  • Bridge crossings at Qayyarah and Nimrud were closed for much of the week due to flooding along the Tigris River, disrupting humanitarian operations.

  • This week, some aid services were also impacted by the temporary suspension of UN missions to western Mosul for four days due to security threats. This temporary suspension was lifted on 22 April.

24 Apr 2017 description

Overview of the Nutrition Situation as of 31 March 2017

24 Apr 2017 description
report Caritas

Madeleine Rwasa a plus de 70 ans. Elle a fui le Burundi suite aux désordres provoqués en 2015 par la décision du Président Nkurunziza de briguer un troisième mandat. Comme quelque 50 000 autres burundais, elle vit dans le camp de réfugiés de Mahama, à l’est du Rwanda, près de la frontière tanzanienne. Madeleine Rwasa est seule. Ses trois petits enfants l’ont abandonnée. La faim lui donne parfois des vertiges. Elle a perdu toutes ses dents et ne survit, comme tant d’autres, que grâce à l’assistance fournie par Caritas Rwanda.

24 Apr 2017 description


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

Testimony by Dr Tankred Stoebe, former President of MSF Germany

24 Apr 2017 description

A massive outbreak of acute watery diarrhoea is sweeping through Doolo zone, in Ethiopia’s Somali region, exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years. In response, teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) are working alongside Ethiopian health authorities to bring the outbreak under control, while warning that more external funding and resources are urgently needed to stop the disease from spreading further.