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11 Oct 2017 description

Over 3.5 million refugees
Turkey continues to host the world’s largest refugee population.

Predominantly out of camp
More than 90 per cent of refugees in Turkey live outside of camps in urban and peri-urban areas.

Mostly children and women
70 per cent of refugees in Turkey are women and children.

Working with Partners

29 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of new refugees, asylumseekers and migrants present in Serbia continued dropping to 4,245 counted on 31 August. 3,903 (i.e. 93%) of them were accommodated in 18 governmental centres across the country, while smaller groups were observed in border areas or Belgrade.

  • On 10 August, authorities accommodated 28 men and boys, previously sleeping rough in the woods near the northern border, in Preševo Reception Centre.

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

13 Sep 2017 description

This year, 13,500 people arrived in Greece by sea and land. While living conditions for asylum-seekers have generally improved in the mainland, serious gaps remain in the overcrowded RICs of the islands where some people must remain for their asylum decisions. The poor conditions increase protection risks, including sexual and gender-based violence and lead incidents of tension and violence and contribute to tension. Children and the vulnerable are particularly affected.

16 Aug 2017 description

“Increasing Protection outcomes for population affected by the conflict in Afghanistan”

Executive summary

04 Aug 2017 description

Overview

Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

30 Jul 2017 description

Afghanistan acceded to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees in 2005, but has not implemented a national asylum framework.
In 2014, Afghanistan received an influx of refugees from North Waziristan Agency; an estimated 125,000 individuals remain in a protracted refugee-like situation.
Under its mandate, UNHCR has registered 371 asylumseekers and refugees of various nationalities in Kabul and other urban centres.

KEY INDICATORS

29 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,934
Number of arrivals on the islands since the 2016 EU-Turkey Statement
2,110
Number of arrivals on the islands in May 2017
1,243
Number of places in improved accommodation on the islands
775
Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to state-run sites or UNHCR accommodation on the mainland

OPERATIONAL CONTEXT

28 Jun 2017 description

Afghanistan acceded to the 1951 Convention and 1967 Protocol relating to the Status of Refugees in 2005, but has not implemented a national asylum framework.

In 2014, Afghanistan received an influx of refugees from North Waziristan Agency; an estimated 125,000 individuals remain in a protracted refugee-like situation.

Under its mandate, UNHCR has registered 349 asylumseekers and refugees of various nationalities in Kabul and other urban centres.

28 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • On 30 May, a new Reception Centre (RC) in Vranje (South) accommodated a first 135 refugees/migrants, all families and/or unaccompanied and separated children (UASCs), who were all voluntarily transferred from Presevo Reception Centre (RC).

  • On 31 May, the last 200 residents of Transit Centre (TC) Šid were moved to other centres and the Centre remained deactivated.

13 Jun 2017 description

SECTOR HIGHLIGHTS

1 - Trainings on child protection principles, caring for child survivors of SGBV, child safeguarding, child protection in emergencies and child protection case management were delivered to both Child Protection stakeholders and other sectors encouraging the mainstreaming of the protection of children.

2 - Joint advocacy on child protection issues, including age assessments procedures and practices, was conducted.