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12 Apr 2017 description
infographic Insecurity Insight

Between January 2015 and December 2016, 183 aid workers were reportedly arrested, charged, detained, or imprisoned in 27 events, based on Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources.

23 Mar 2017 description

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. Migration and displacement dynamics remained complex this quarter, with ongoing migration, new displacement, and simultaneous return movements.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

04 Mar 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2016 Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan covering the period January to December 2016

Funding level

3RP Requirements: $4,539,342,336
Funding received: $2,881,778,667
% funded: 63%

27 Feb 2017 description

More than USD 13 Million injected into the local economy through the monetization of assistance since the beginning of 2016

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

• More than 40,000 Syrian refugees benefitted from cash assistance in December.

• Caritas in Alexandria facilitated the participation of self-employment beneficiaries in two exhibitions

27 Feb 2017 description

More than USD 22 M were injected into local economy through vouchers/ e-cards since JANUARY 2016

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

• December distribution took place from 7 to 9 December 2016, targeting 76,020 beneficiaries (73,302 Syrian refugees and 2,718 Palestinian refugees from Syria). The redemption period for December cycle ended on 20 December 2016.

27 Feb 2017 description

Over 98,000 acute/chronic Primary Health Care consultations for girls, women, boys and men since the beginning of 2016

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In December 2016, the Arab Medical Union (AMU), UNHCR health partner, launched the event “Healthcare Quality Improvement –Improving Capacity of Healthcare Professionals in MoH Hospitals and Primary Healthcare Centers” in which UNHCR, the project sponsor, was invited to participate.

27 Feb 2017 description

319 refugees have been provided with legal counselling and assistance since the beginning of 2016

24 Feb 2017 description

Overview

76 million
people in need of aid as a result of emergencies – almost 60% of all people-in-need globally

30 million
people displaced (internally and in neighboring countries) as a result of conflict and natural disasters

7 graded emergencies
directly and indirectly affecting a total of 14 countries

Protracted emergencies
in Somalia and Sudan

H5N1, MERS CoV, Polio
health security threats currently in the Region

03 Feb 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and December, 362,376 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 53% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

02 Feb 2017 description

As temperatures dipped bellow freezing in the Middle East during December, UNHCR expedited and nearly completed its winter support for millions of Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced people (IDPs) and refugees in the region. The first snow of the winter accompanied by strong winds and rain was especially harsh in Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Iraq, bringing further misery to millions of IDPs and refugees, the majority of whom are living in vulnerable conditions in urban areas in substandard housing and informal settlements.

28 Jan 2017 description

181,436 Sea arrivals Jan-Dec 2016
153,842 Sea arrivals Jan-Dec 2015

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 181,436 persons arrived to Italy by sea, compared to 153,842 sea arrivals in 2015. This represents an 18% increase compared to last year.

27 Jan 2017 description

28,223
(91%) of children are UASC

Between 1 January and 31 December 2016, 28,223 children arrived to Italy by sea: over 91% of children arrived unaccompanied (25,846). UASC account for some 14% of all sea arrivals in the above period, an increase of around 109% compared to 2015.

26 Jan 2017 description
report Save the Children

REGIONAL OVERVIEW

According to UNHCR 4,863,684 have now fled Syria. More than 2.5 million of them fled in 2014 alone. During the course of 2014, an average of more than 98 people fled every day. In 2015 more than 1.1 million Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 7,130 per day. Children now make up 47.4% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,305,386 refugee children in the region.

25 Jan 2017 description

Refugees, asylum seekers and migrants continued to move in complex flows from the Horn of Africa and Yemen region. This quarter, movement was characterised by persistent conflict, increased risk, and amplified intolerance. Internal and cross border displacement in Yemen, South Sudan and surrounding countries also increased, while returns to Somalia peaked.

Irregular Movement from the Horn

Northward (through Egypt into Israel)

23 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2016, there were verified reports of over 2,300 grave violations against children by armed forces and groups throughout Syria. Of these, killing and maiming of children and recruitment and use of children were the most prevalent violations. The actual numbers are likely to be much higher.

19 Jan 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP Egypt actively participated in the 16 Days of Activism to end gender based violence through briefs, talks and presentations by keynote speakers in addition to social media campaigns.

  • WFP started the establishment of solar power driven water pumps in five governorates in Upper Egypt.
    These environment-friendly pump stations allow for more sustainability in managing water resources in the context of climate change induced food insecurity.

16 Jan 2017 description

On 29 December, 152 migrants received return assistance home to Mali and on 20 December, IOM assisted 140 Nigerian migrants return home.

IOM has provided desks, chairs and mobile classrooms to 14 schools in Sabha and 9 in Al Qatrun serving a total of 12,994 students.

IOM has completed three first aid training courses for actors involved in life saving operations for migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

IOM Libya’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) has released its fourth Flow Monitoring Statistical report

Situation Overview

11 Jan 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In 2016, between January and November, 351,619 people crossed the Mediterranean Sea, risking their lives to reach Europe. These new arrivals are in addition to more than one million refugees and migrants who made the journey across the Mediterranean Sea on unseaworthy boats in 2015.

In 2016, the number of those arriving decreased substantially after March. Of those reaching European shores so far this year, 58% came from the ten countries currently producing the most refugees globally.

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