Refugees

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19 Feb 2017 description

As part of President Erdoğan Visit to Qatar

February 18th, 2017 ― Doha: A high-profile delegation of the Turkish Red Crescent visited Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) to hold meetings with QRCS top officials and sign a framework agreement for further humanitarian cooperation.

The Turkish delegation was in Doha as part of the visit of the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to deepen bilateral diplomatic relations between the two nations.

19 Feb 2017 description
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February 19th, 2017 ― Doha: Qatar Red Crescent (QRCS) has opened a series of humanitarian projects with the Kuwait Red Crescent Society (KRCS) in the Bekaa, Lebanon.

Also, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Chairman of KRCS, Dr. Helal Al-Sayer, and Head of QRCS's Mission in Lebanon, Omar Katerji. Then, they visited the new projects, accompanied by the officials of both Missions.

19 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

763,363 IDPs provided with NFIs since March 2015 to February 2017

134,149 Refugees and asylum seekers provided with health services since January 2016

63,712 IDPs provided with shelter assistance since January 2016

63,067 Refugee children enrolled in education since January 2016

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19 Feb 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

2,007,216 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) *

1,027,674 IDP returnees

724,846 recipients of NFIs since March 2015

18.8 million people in need

263,432 people reached by the Protection cluster led by UNHCR in 2016

279,211 registered refugees and asylum seekers

1,839 new arrivals to Yemeni coast since 1 January 2017

18 Feb 2017 description

More than 290,000 people live in refugee camps in Tanzania's northwestern Kigoma District. The vast majority came from neighboring Burundi. More people cross the border every day—according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees nearly 19,000 Burundians arrived in January 2017.

18 Feb 2017 description

96 more families displaced: The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported that the 53 families in Tibú and 43 in the municipality of Teorama in Norte de Santander have been forcefully displaced. These families will seek refuge in Venezuela. (M: EL ESPECTADOR)

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting escalates along Yemen’s Red Sea coast, displacing more than 34,000 people from Dhubab and Mocha

  • Food security conditions deteriorate as food and fuel prices increase

  • UN releases 2017 HRP, requesting $2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • IDP caseload in Nigeria’s Borno State increases by 135,290 people between December 2016 and January 2017

  • Recent report highlights that populations in northeastern Nigeria continue to face severe protection risks

  • Humanitarian support likely preventing deterioration in food security in Niger’s Diffa Region; further assistance required

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Feb 2017 description

12,381 arrivals by sea in 2017

272 dead/missing

363,401 arrivals in 2016

17 Feb 2017 description
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Last week Kenya’s High Court upheld refugee rights rooted in regional and international law and declared null and void the government's bid to close Dadaab, the largest refugee camp in the world.

17 Feb 2017 description

"We believe some migrants are coming back and that 300 to 400 of them are currently in the region. Most of them teenagers or young adults"

By Matthias Blamont

PARIS, Feb 17 (Reuters) - Some 300 to 400 migrants, mostly unaccompanied children, have made their way back to Calais in northern France over the past few weeks in the hope of reaching Britain, non-government associations say.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

17 Feb 2017 description

Kirehe District – 26 January 2017: Refugees in Mahama camp will access basic information and services on their health and wellbeing in two new durable health clinics, serving over 50,000 refugees from Burundi.

17 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

 The rate of new arrivals in to Uganda remains very high, with a total of 13,092 South Sudanese refugees received in Uganda between the 1 st and 7th of February, although this is a decrease from the 33,427 new arrivals reported in the previous week. The average daily rate of new arrivals was 1,870.

17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • In January 2017, WFP aims to reach 70,000 people in need and plans to incrementally scaleup its food assistance to reach 175,000 individuals on a monthly basis during the fourth quarter of 2017. In order to achieve this, WFP will require USD 24.5 million.

  • In December 2016, WFP provided food assistance through onsite food distributions to 75,804 internally displaced people (IDPs).

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