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05 Dec 2016 description

UNHCR calls for stronger EU action on refugees

05 Dec 2016 description

By Dr. Waheed Miraj, KP

Even in the most far-flung districts of Pakistan, Surveillance is being enhanced to ensure no case of polio is missed.

05 Dec 2016 description

Study of EU hotspot approach reveals serious challenges in Greece and Italy

The EU ‘hotspot approach’ was designed to ensure operational support to Member States facing disproportionate migratory pressure. However, one year since the first hotspots was set up and half a year since the entry into force of the EU Turkey Statement, research reveals that the pressure in these countries is growing and the challenges in accessing protection are multiplying.

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Amman, 5 December 2016 - With the conflict in Syria well into its sixth year and with little progress on the political front, United Nations Agencies and NGO partners today appealed for US$4.69 billion in new funding to continue vital work over the next two years.

The Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) brings together more than 240 partners in a coordinated, region-wide response to assist 9.1 million people in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq - 4.7 million Syrian refugees and over 4.4 million members of the communities hosting them.

05 Dec 2016 description

DAMAZIN – Following a more than five-year hiatus, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) resumed its school meals programme in Sudan’s Blue Nile State this week for more than 7,000 students in 21 schools.

Insecurity and lack of access had forced WFP to suspend the programme in September 2011. Prior to this interruption, WFP had provided school meals to around 70,000 students throughout Blue Nile State.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

05 Dec 2016 description

The information presented in the document is based on the most recent and best available data at the time of publication. The EOC may update and, where necessary, modify the analysis and data in order to ensure the most current and accurate perspective is available to all.

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05 Dec 2016 description
report AlterPresse

Une soixantaine de mineurs non-accompagnés ont été rapatriés, d’octobre à novembre 2016, au point frontalier de la commune de Belladère (département du Plateau central, sur la frontière avec Comendador / République Dominicaine), rapporte la Fondation Zanmi timoun, dans une note de presse en datée du 01 décembre 2016, transmise à AlterPresse.

« Ces enfants rapatriés, non-accompagnés, sont incarcérés dans des centres de détention à Elías Piña et à San Juan (République Dominicaine), sans rien trouver à manger et dans de pires conditions, dénonce-t-elle.

04 Dec 2016 description

Main Points

• The HCT launched an action plan to prioritize assistance to the most vulnerable people in the most affected areas based on a severity ranking tool.

• Assisted departure of families sheltered in schools in Jeremie has resumed. More than 300 families are scheduled to receive assistance in three schools in the coming days.

• Multisector assessments in areas of returns are being piloted in Port-a-Piment, in the South region.

04 Dec 2016 description
report UN Women

4th December 2016 Erbil, Iraq – As part of 16 days of Activism, UN Women and the High Council of Women Affairs, the key gender machinery for the Kurdistan region, co-hosted the Gender Capacity building training workshop for government officials in the Kurdistan region of Iraq. This two day training workshop held on November 30th and December 1st, aimed to build the capacity of decision makers at directorate and ministry levels so that they are knowledgeable and are skilled supporters of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in their institutions.

04 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • Conflict has escalated significantly across Aleppo City, displacing and injuring scores of civilians

  • No functioning hospitals in eastern Aleppo and medical supplies depleted

  • Humanitarian and commercial food supplies exhausted in eastern Aleppo

  • Indiscriminate shelling continues in western Aleppo

  • Children in Idleb Governorate not sent to school, for fear of safety

  • Humanitarian operations resume at the JordanSyria border