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19 Sep 2018 description

ERBIL, Sep 18 2018 (IOM) - Soran left Kurdistan in 2015, in search of better opportunities for himself and his young family in Germany. Here is his account of the journey to Europe, and the decision to come back home.

19 Sep 2018 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed its first climate risk insurance policy with the Africa Union’s African Risk Capacity (ARC). The policy is called ARC Replica, a new type of cover offered by ARC which has been providing extreme weather insurance since 2014.

18 Sep 2018 description

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Germany agreed that the Federal Foreign Office will grant Euro 1.1 million for implementation of Support to Community Stabilisation and Resilience project in Ukhia and Teknaf upazilas of Cox’s Bazar.

The project will jointly be implemented by UNDP and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). This is the first time the Federal Foreign Office grant is being utilised for any project in Bangladesh.

17 Sep 2018 description

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed an €11 million (US$ 12.7 million) contribution from Germany to help build community resilience in South Sudan, where 6 million people are unable to meet their food needs in a fifth straight year of conflict.

The contribution comes as WFP and partners are pressing to scale up food assistance to reach up to 4.8 million people in the worst-affected areas of South Sudan. The funding runs until 2021 from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

10 Sep 2018 description

Distinguished President,
Director-General of the UN Office in Geneva,
Colleagues and friends,

It is an honour to be called to this mandate, to assist States to uphold the human rights of their people, in this year in which we celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

10 Sep 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

September 8, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has granted €10 million Euros for a project to enhance livelihoods in South Darfur State.

The grant has been awarded to the World Vision Sudan through the German Development Bank to implement a three-year livelihoods project in South Darfur.

10 Sep 2018 description

Andreas Hollstein and his town of Altena are the Europe finalists for UNHCR’s annual Nansen Award.

By Josie Le Blond in Altena, Germany | 10 September 2018

Mayor Andreas Hollstein sees refugees as a benefit for his community and when unprecedented numbers arrived in Europe seeking safety, he volunteered to take more than his town’s fair share.

07 Sep 2018 description
report World Bank

MOGADISHU, September 6, 2018—The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) and the World Bank launched the flagship infrastructure project in Somalia. The Somali Urban Resilience Project (SURP), worth US$ 9 million, will be the country’s first national test case for municipal infrastructure delivery.

24 Aug 2018 description
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Key figures:

192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)

54,937 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya

19,303 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018

871 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018

1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018

1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017

USD 85 M required for 2018

15 Aug 2018 description

Aquarius has received formal permission from the Maltese authorities to enter the port of Valletta. MSF is relieved that a place of safety has been found for the 141 vulnerable people rescued on the Mediterranean. They are survivors of two search and rescue events which were coordinated by Libyan Joint Rescue Coordination Centre. We welcome the news that France, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal and Spain have also agreed to share responsibility in a coordinated European response.

13 Aug 2018 description

Under the auspices of the German Embassy, the German Development Bank (KfW) and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), a ceremony was held in Nahr el-Bared camp to mark the handing over of newly reconstructed houses to 61 returning families and 35 retail units to store owners. This is a landmark achievement of the ongoing project funded by Germany.

13 Aug 2018 description
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Baghdad, 13 August 2018 – This week marked the beginning of a 75-day training course in Anbar jointly organized by the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This course will be the first of its kind, with Iraqi Police instructors and UNMAS instructors working closely side-by-side to train local police in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised explosive devices disposal (IEDD).

11 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

The German ambassador for Sudan and the Sudanese government signed agreements for the implementation of projects for refugees and their host communities in El Gedaref, Kassala and South Darfur, totalling €28 million (over $32 million).

On Tuesday, both countries signed three agreements, of which the total amount includes €26 million from the German government and €2 million from the European Union. The budget is meant for vocational training centres for refugees and host communities in El Gedaref, Kassala and South Darfur.

10 Aug 2018 description
report NetHope

By Sybille Fleischmann, Project Lead, NetHope – Project Reconnect

“I am an Iraqi refugee, in Germany for two years and seven months. I regularly joined the study group (using Chromebooks at the library) in Bogenhausen, and was able to complete my language tests and the integration course. The language training at the computer was very useful for me.”

— Samer, refugee, Chromebook user

26 Jul 2018 description

Terrified that he would be recruited into the army, Numeir fled his home in Syria when he was just 15 years old.

By Chris Melzer in Lensahn, Germany

Loneliness is an emotion many teenagers feel. But Numeir has felt it more than most.

Terrified that he would be recruited into the army, he fled his home in Syria when he was just 15 years old. Saying farewell to his family – including his four-year-old sister Anmar who was crying and begging him not to go – left him feeling more alone than ever.

25 Jul 2018 description


In a complex and fast-changing world, we remain focused and resolute in pursuit of our goal – to provide the most appropriate, effective medicine in the harshest of environments. As well as responding to vital needs, our aid is born of a desire to show solidarity with people who are suffering, whether as a result of conflict, neglect or disease.

21 Jul 2018 description
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FMR58 Full Report
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Mini-feature Refugee-led social protection
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Mini-feature Humans and animals in refugee camps
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Mini-feature Syrians in displacement: work and economies

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