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22 May 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 27,482 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through the first 20 weeks of 2018, with about 38 per cent arriving in both Italy and Greece, with the remainder (23%) arriving in Spain.

This compares with 58,921 arrivals across the region through the same period last year and about 190,977 at this time in 2016.

In other words: Mediterranean arrivals at this point in 2018 are running at under half last year’s level on this date, and less than 15 per cent of 2016’s volume at this point in the year.

22 May 2018 description

21 May 2018 – The World Health Organization is prioritizing the delivery of primary health care services for people returning to their homes in Ninewa governorate. Guided by a health needs assessment, 2 health facilities were constructed in 2 separate locations in Shandokha village near Al Kasak junction and Al Wahda sector inside Talafar City.

22 May 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 932 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 415 arrivals and from last year’s 454 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 133, compared to 59 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands*

22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• In April, UNICEF signed key partnerships with the central and local authoritiesto provide refugee children with protection services, ensure the rights of children in contact with the law, and expand targeted socioeconomic, educational and psycho-social services for child workers.

21 May 2018 description
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Communication on Education in Emergencies and Protracted Crises

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 18 May 2018

Education in emergencies helps millions of children in need across the world.

The Commission has adopted a new policy framework today that aims to increase humanitarian funding for education in emergencies and crises to 10% of its overall humanitarian aid budget as of 2019. The policy also aims to bring children caught up in humanitarian crises back to learning within 3 months.

21 May 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks

21 May 2018 description

This is the first overview of projects related to housing rehabilitation of Iraq, compiled by UN-Habitat and Shelter Cluster. This overview includes housing rehabilitations, new housing / transitional shelters / refugee housing units, and cash for work for repairs of houses.
Reporting gaps still exist, so the amount of housing rehabilitation projects is likely higher than the figures presented here. The overview below shows planned, ongoing and completed housing rehabilitation / new construction projects. About 50% of activities are planned, 20% ongoing and 30% completed.

18 May 2018 description

Several buses carrying 270 refugees and migrants from Sarajevo to an asylum center in southern Bosnia-Herzegovina were stopped and turned back by police in a Bosnian Croat-dominated canton on May 18, officials say.

More than 4,000 migrants have entered Bosnia this year after traffickers opened a route through Greece to Western Europe via Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, and Croatia.

18 May 2018 description

The outcome could lead to a shift in both U.S. and Iranian influence in Baghdad

BY: Sarhang Hamasaeed

18 May 2018 description
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Political Violence & Protests in the Middle East, 2018

Both Lebanon and Iraq held elections last week, with the number of riots and protests as well as election-related violence rising, respectively, in each case. Demonstrations in Iran were focused on “Teacher’s Week” while a smaller subset of demonstrations were focused on the United States’ pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal. Demonstrations were held in Pealstine and Jordan relating to the US embassy move to Jerusalem, with Monday’s widely-publicized events in Gaza falling outside of last week’s coding period (see here for more information on this topic).

18 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

CS/13344
17 MAI 2018

Le débat sur le respect du droit international dans le contexte du maintien de la paix et de la sécurité internationales a donné lieu, aujourd’hui, à une vaste réflexion sur le rôle des acteurs qui appliquent ce droit, en premier lieu le Conseil de sécurité. Des recommandations lui ont été adressées en vue de passer à une ère de prévention et pour une vraie responsabilisation face aux crimes internationaux les plus graves.

17 May 2018 description

Key Takeaways:

17 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13344
17 MAY 2018
SECURITY COUNCIL
8262ND MEETING (AM)

Note: A complete summary of today's meeting will be available after its conclusion.

Introductory Statements

17 May 2018 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

Seis familias salvadoreñas esperan que los magistrados de la Sala de lo Constitucional los amparen antes de que termine su gestión en julio.

El Centro de Monitoreo de Desplazamiento Interno (IDMC, por sus siglas en inglés) ubicó ayer a El Salvador en el décimo puesto de los países con más víctimas de desplazamiento interno por violencia. Según los datos del IDMC, El Salvador sumó 296,000 víctimas en 2017, según los datos a los que tuvo acceso y que provenían de las solicitudes de refugio en todo el mundo, denuncias de las víctimas y datos proporcionados por los mismos Gobiernos.