Refugees

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24 Mar 2017 description

The conflict between Burmese government forces and Kokang rebels intensified in the Laogai area yesterday.

According to a TV report on China’s Nansan News, the road between Nansan (Nansanzhen) and Mengdui (Mengduixiang) in China was closed after artillery shells landed nearby.

“Many shells landed. They were fired across the border and landed about two miles inside Chinese territory,” a local said when interviewed by the TV station.

24 Mar 2017 description
report Bangkok Post

PHITSANULOK - Thailand will ask nearly 70,000 refugees displaced by skirmishes in Myanmar to return home, but only on a voluntary basis. Those ready to make the trip back home will be sent only gradually, 3rd Army chief Lt Gen Vijak Siribansop said Thursday.

Nay Pyi Taw has prepared areas for them and current peace talks with armed ethnic groups in Myanmar look promising, he said.

23 Mar 2017 description

Au Liban, la crise syrienne a un impact important sur la sécurité alimentaire : plus de 1,5 millions de personnes auraient besoin d’une aide alimentaire, d’après les estimations du Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP). L’aide alimentaire au Liban a déjà été réduite des suites de la baisse des financements et des ressources limitées. Les communautés du gouvernorat du Mont-Liban, ont du mal à se procurer des aliments nutritifs et de qualité, et à accéder à une alimentation diversifiée.

23 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The security situation remained calm, despite some incidents related to inter-communal tensions or acts allegedly perpetrated by armed elements.

  • Two multisector assessments in the return areas of women and children having allegedly surrendered highlighted many vulnerabilities and the likely return of nearly 40,000 people in the southern part of Bol canton.

  • New displacements to Koulkime and Kousserie were reported, caused by a feeling of insecurity among the population.

23 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • After three years of assistance at the Gaoui site, the humanitarian community advocates for durable solutions to facilitate the reintegration of returnees.

  • The Oslo Humanitarian Conference allowed the countries of the Lake Chad Basin to receive pledges of US $ 672 million, including US $ 458 million in 2017.

Toward sustainable solutions for Gaoui returnees

Decreasing humanitarian response in the site

23 Mar 2017 description

C’est l’Université Adam Barka d’Abéché qui, cette année encore, a offert sa salle multimédia comme cadre pour la restitution des travaux du COP 2018-2019 qui ont eu lieu dans les 3 sous délégations de l’est du Tchad et qui ont ensuite été compilés à Abéché par les différentes sections.

23 Mar 2017 description

C’est une salle de réunion archicomble du compound des ONGs de Goré qui a servi de cadre aux travaux de validation du plan opérationnel et stratégique 2018-2019 de la Sous-Délégation du HCR de Goré les 21 et 22 mars 2017. Les participants sont venus des régions du Logone Oriental, Occidental, Moyen Chari et de N’Djaména ou encore de Genève.

23 Mar 2017 description

In Numbers

10 million people in need of humanitarian assistance (OCHA)

18 governorates affected

3.1 million people displaced (IOM)

938,000 people food insecure (WFP, CFSVA)

233,000 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)

Highlights

  • Since 19 February, WFP has provided emergency assistance to over 360,000 people from western Mosul.

23 Mar 2017 description

KEY FIGURES

273,720 Iraqis currently internally displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 20161

34,514 core relief item kits distributed to families in camps, assisting some 182,000 IDPs from Mosul and surrounding areas

7,990 family plots currently occupied out of 12,497 family plots (for some 75,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from the Mosul corridor

3 million IDPs since January 20142

23 Mar 2017 description

The undersigned international and national NGOs and respective NGO coordination fora welcome the fact that the international community, under the impetus of the EU, is convening in Brussels to address and respond to the Syria crisis.

23 Mar 2017 description

(Nairobi, March 23, 2017) – Kenya should protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today. In line with a recent High Court decision, the authorities should abandon their decision to close the Dadaab refugee camp and publicly declare that the more than 249,000 Somali refugees living there can remain in Kenya until conditions exist for them to return in safety and with dignity.

23 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The number of refugees and migrants attempting to cross into Europe continued to drop to its lowest levels since the beginning of the crisis – less than 1,100 people made the dangerous sea journey from Turkey to Greece in February, while 719 more were rescued or apprehended.

• UNICEF and NGO partner IMPR launched an education outreach campaign in 6 provinces along the South-East to monitor and evaluate the coverage of educational opportunities available to refugee children in Turkey.

23 Mar 2017 description

Up to 75 per cent of people living in Imatong state may have left their homes because they cannot get enough to eat, the head of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, has been told by community leaders in Torit.

Mr Shearer was visiting Torit on Thursday, his first mission to the capital of the state.

Torit has largely been spared the worst of the 2013 outbreak of conflict in South Sudan but since July 2016 has been considered a flashpoint by the UN after heavy fighting between the government SPLA and opposition forces.

23 Mar 2017 description

Summary

Despite widespread emergency response in Ethiopia’s agriculture sector last year to the El Niño-induced drought, humanitarian needs remain high in 2017. New threats to food security are emerging – including severe drought in southern and southeastern pastoral areas and a growing refugee crisis in Gambella Region. Livelihood recovery will remain slow for El Niño-affected farmers, especially those in areas where harvests were below average.

23 Mar 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • La situation sécuritaire est restée calme, malgré quelques incidents liés à des tensions intercommunautaires ou des actes d’éléments armés.

  • Deux évaluations multisectorielles dans les zones de retour des femmes et enfants en situation de reddition ont souligné de nombreuses vulnérabilités et les retours probables de près de 40 000 personnes au sud du canton de Bol.

  • De nouveaux déplacements vers Koulkime et Kousserie, causés par un sentiment d’insécurité des populations, ont été rapportés.

23 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The security situation remained calm, despite some incidents related to inter-communal tensions or acts allegedly perpetrated by armed elements.

  • Two multisector assessments in the return areas of women and children having allegedly surrendered highlighted many vulnerabilities and the likely return of nearly 40,000 people in the southern part of Bol canton.

  • New displacements to Koulkime and Kousserie were reported, caused by a feeling of insecurity among the population.

23 Mar 2017 description

"The approach of our government in terms of welcoming (asylum seekers) and the political context in the United States have all been contributing factors"

By Sebastien Malo

NEW YORK, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The number of asylum seekers arrested while crossing over from the United States into Canada has sharply risen this year, following a crackdown by U.S. President Donald Trump on illegal immigrants, migrants and refugees, official data showed.