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16 Nov 2018 description

Following comments by Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in which he acknowledged the need for a more” balanced” law governing NGOs, Amnesty International has published an open letter to the government calling for the law to be scrapped and replaced with a version that is in line with Egypt’s constitutional and international commitments to ensure the right to freedom of …

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

12 Nov 2018 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR, 5,606,895 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,523,103 refugee children in the region.

09 Nov 2018 description

The Federal Government supports people in affected areas of Africa with 6.5 million euros from the Foreign Disaster Fund (FDF)

07 Nov 2018 description

Highlights

• In September, WFP reached more than 3.2 million refugees – out of a total of 5.6 million registered Syrian refugees – and host community members across Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey through various food and cash-based assistance programmes under the Country Strategic Plan (CSPs) in Egypt and Lebanon, and Transitional Interim CSPs in the three countries.

06 Nov 2018 description

Key developments in Africa in the week of October 28th highlight the rise in Islamic State activity across Africa, persistent security threats in Tunisia and an escalation of the repression against members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria.

In October 2018, activity by Islamic State militants across Africa reached peak levels as recorded in the ACLED dataset. The dense activity by the militants across Northern, Western and Eastern Africa is likely to continue.

02 Nov 2018 description

General situation during October 2018 Forecast until mid-Dececember 2018

The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during October

Although seasonal rains ended in the northern Sahel between Mauritania and Sudan and vegetation was drying out, a second generation of breeding took place in Chad and small-scale breeding occurred in norther Niger and southern Algeria.

29 Oct 2018 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

TRENDS

REGIONAL

No NGO rescue boats currently in central Mediterranean, agencies warn

26 Oct 2018 description

Detailed breakdown of UK humanitarian aid in response to the Syria crisis and how it is being spent in the region.

26 Oct 2018 description

Roudabeh Kishi and Melissa Pavlik

Sessions at the Tableau Conference (#TC18) presented ideas around new data visualization schemes to portray trends and patterns in novel ways. The dashboards below highlight a few of these data visualization ideas using ACLED data from across regions.

25 Oct 2018 description

This upcoming winter, UNHCR aims to provide live-saving winterization assistance to 3.4 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.

USD 168 million is needed to ensure that life-saving winterization assistance is in place before freezing temperatures grip the region. UNHCR winterization programme covers the period from September 2018 to March 2019.

25 Oct 2018 description

Key Highlights

  • 1.9 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far; 1.37 million found eligible.

  • USD 16 million distributed in August 2018, USD 112 million so far in 2018.

  • 667,726 individuals reached with cash assistance in 2018 so far 1 , over 453,000 in August alone.

  • USD 44 million urgently required to provide cash assistance to 456,000 . Syrian refugees across the region.

Regional Indicators