Trends and Key Figures
Geneva Palais Briefing
This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.
Arrivals to Europe in First half of 2017
In the first half of 2017, 16,524 children arrived in Greece, Italy, Spain and Bulgaria, of whom 11,918 (72%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC).
In the first half of 2017, 3,020 children arrived to Greece by sea, including 411 (14%) UASC, a 95% decrease compared to the first half of 2016 (60,089).
On 5 April 2017, representatives of over 70 countries, international organisations and civil society came together in Brussels for the ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ conference (Brussels conference) to build on momentum from the previous London and Kuwait conferences and mobilise funding to respond to the needs of the people affected by the Syria crisis. The EU, Germany, Kuwait, Norway, Qatar, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United Nations (UN) co-chaired this fifth pledging conference for Syria and the region.
Between January and September 2017, close to 140,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores. Although two-thirds of them came through the Central Mediterranean Route, the Eastern Mediterranean Route has recorded a recent spike in sea crossings to Greece (including 4,239 children in three months) coupled with new arrivals through the Western Mediterranean Route and the Black Sea.
Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 8-14 October 2017 and includes updates on Legionnaires' disease, influenza, rubella, measles, West Nile fever, chikungunya, cholera and plague.
Twenty-four suspected people smugglers were arrested during an international operation coordinated by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, along with Austria and Germany.
With a reduction of the international presence in Liberia and a planned full withdrawal of the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in 2018 the country needs to continue to strengthen its national institutions and processes to conduct elections in a credible and sustainable manner.
SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA
Maria, the 13th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph. Maria then impacted Antigua and Barbuda, Montserrat and St. Kitts and Nevis on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.
European governments return nearly 10,000 Afghans to risk of death and torture
European governments have put thousands of Afghans in harm’s way by forcibly returning them to a country where they are at serious risk of torture, kidnapping, death and other human rights abuses, Amnesty International said today in a new report.
Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme
A. Situational analysis including new developments
Kyiv – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and KfW Development Bank, on behalf of the German Government, yesterday (02/10) signed an agreement in Kyiv to implement a two-year project that will support some 2,000 conflict-affected Ukrainians develop new or improve existing income opportunities.
These cases are important. We need to know that these trials are happening because these are the crimes we are fleeing. —Hassan, Syrian refugee in Germany, February 2017
Over the last six years the Syrian crisis has claimed the lives of an estimated 475,000 people as of July 2017, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. All sides to the conflict have committed serious crimes under international law amid a climate of impunity.
Bamako, le 2 octobre 2017
La République fédérale d’Allemagne renforce officiellement sa participation au Fonds Fiduciaire en Soutien à la Paix et la Sécurité au Mali avec une nouvelle contribution de 824 000 Euros. Cet appui s’est concrétisé au cours d’une cérémonie tenue ce 2 octobre, au Quartier Général de la MINUSMA. Ces fonds serviront à la construction et l’équipement de l’extension de l’école nationale de police de Bamako et à l’organisation de formations au profit des Forces de Sécurité maliennes.
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 24-30 September 2017 and includes updates on typhoid fever, West Nile fever and chikungunya.
29,401 Total persons relocated
20,323 Relocated from Greece (30% of 66,400)
** 9,078** Relocated from Italy (23% of 39,600)