Switzerland - IOM reports that 3,156 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017, through 18 January. Over three quarters arrived in Italy and the rest in Greece. This compares with 32,317 through the first 18 days of January, 2016.
Slovakia - IOM announced today that over 1,000 refugees have been resettled through Slovakia’s emergency transit facility to the USA, Canada and Norway since 2009.
On Tuesday (17/01), 23 refugees departed from Slovakia and arrived safely in the US, bringing the number of refugees resettled from Slovakia’s Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne in other countries to 1,019, with 978 resettled in the United States.
HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS
Around 7,300 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants seeking were counted in Serbia. With new spaces in Obrenovac (see below), the number of sheltered refugees and migrants in now 17 government facilities has increased to 6,200 or 85 % of the total, while the rest mainly stayed rough in Belgrade city centre.
The end of the year has seen a number of legislative developments affecting internally displaced persons (IDPs), including access to free legal aid for IDPs, changes in IDP registration procedures and physical verification of IDP pensioners.
2.1 million affected people, of which 894,000 are children.
1.4 million people require humanitarian assistance.
806,000 people severely food insecure.
21 Maternal and neonatal tetanus elimination: validation in Punjab Province, Pakistan, November 2016
35 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases, January–November 2016
For a long time, no person in Kenya suffered the devastating disability that is caused by polio. In fact, the only reminder in the early 2000s was the victims in the streets of Nairobi, many of whom had been paralyzed as children and adults. Their lives were ravaged by this terrible, vaccine-preventable disease.
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a new report by a coalition of 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.
MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.
This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.
Cameroon is hosting around 359 000 refugees. Approximatively 59 000 of them are Nigerian refugees fleeing Boko Haram violence and living in the Minawao camp, and 274 000 are from Central African Republic (CAR). In addition, some 182 000 persons are internally displaced (IDPs) in the Far North region because of the conflict, an increase of 15% since April 2016.
Humanitarian needs in Niger continue to be immense as a result of lasting food insecurity, high global malnutrition of children under age five and the displacement of people fleeing the conflicts in neighbouring Mali* and Nigeria*. Successive food crises, extreme poverty, displacement and rapid population growth continue to erode people’s resilience. Even in good agricultural years, between 4 and 5 million Nigeriens experience food shortages.
On 17 January, KIRS (Serbian Commissariat for Refugees) with the support of the aid community opened a new reception centre in Obrenovac to accommodate 225 refugees/migrants who were sleeping rough in the centre of Belgrade. Priority has been given to unaccompanied minors and vulnerable refugees/migrants. The relocation, conducted under the leadership of the government, was part of a joint effort to provide temporary shelter to the refugees/migrants who voluntarily expressed their intention to be temporarily relocated in the neighbourhood of Belgrade.
IRBIL, Jan 19 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti-funded school for war-relocated Iraqis was opened here on Thursday, as part of the relief campaign, "Kuwait on your side." The school was inaugurated in Birzin, Irbil, during a ceremony attended by the State of Kuwait General Consul, Dr. Omar Al-Kandari, Irbil Governor and a number of Arab and foreign diplomats.
GoN airstrike mistakenly hits IDP site, resulting in at least 70 civilian deaths in Borno
UN identifies critical humanitarian needs among more than 35,000 IDPs sheltering in Borno’s Rann town
WFP plans to reach 2 million beneficiaries in northeastern Nigeria per month by December 2017
Persons arriving by sea in December 2016.
Persons arriving by sea in 2016.
Unaccompanied and Separated Children (UASC) arrived by sea in 2016.
Dead and missing at sea in 2016.
Asylum applications in 2016, including from sea and other arrivals.
Average EU protection rate of top nationalities arriving by sea in Italy.
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
* All dollar signs in this document denote United States dollars. This total includes support costs (7%)
Insecurity in Greater Equatoria continues to aggravate the already fragile humanitarian situation, with recent military activity around Yambio causing mass population displacement. Humanitarian access in the region is severely restricted.
For the first time during the dry season there has been a resurgence of cholera cases. Between 1 and 12 January, 33 new cases were reported at the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba, but no deaths reported. UNICEF is re-engaging with partners to respond.
Refugees currently hosted in Djibouti pending further physical verification exercises
Registered children and adolescents.