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16 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 103,347 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 November. Spain topped 50,440 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through 45 weeks of 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined.

This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 mark, although this year’s totals are low compared to those at this time in 2017 (156,708) and 2016 (343,158).

16 Nov 2018 description

Culture – the “X Factor” for Building Back Better after Conflict and Disasters


- As the world continues to urbanize rapidly, cities are increasingly bearing the brunt of conflicts, crises, and disasters, which have a devastating effect on culture.

- A new World Bank-UNESCO Position Paper, Culture in City Reconstruction and Recovery (CURE), proposes an enhanced culture-based framework for city reconstruction and recovery.

15 Nov 2018 description
map iMMAP

Ninewa Governorate

An Armed Group 8 November 2018

● A booby-trapped car exploded near a restaurant on the right side of Mosul, led to the killing 2 people and injured 11 others. An Armed Group 9 November 2018
● Attacked Hamad village, led to the killing 3 civilians.

Security Forces 10 November 2018

15 Nov 2018 description



• In October, education partners reported 7,720 children (5-17 years) enrolled in formal education while 666 were inrolled in nonformal education. Since January, education partners have recorded a cumulative 20,865 children enrolled in formal education while 14,473 have been enrolled in non-formal education.

• 18 Back to school campaigns were conducted in refugee locations in October.

15 Nov 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight


Burkina Faso

02 October 2018: In Ouro-Aou village, Est region, a primary school was ransacked by Islamic State militants. No further details specified. Source: ACLED

Democratic Republic of the Congo

15 Nov 2018 description


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.

15 Nov 2018 description
report The Guardian

Peter Beaumont in Fallujah

In the former Islamic State stronghold of Fallujah, the legacy of extremism lingers in the form of unexploded landmines

Shuhada school sits on what was one of Iraq’s most violent frontlines, in the former Isis stronghold of Fallujah. The children have to walk along a dirt road, the edges of which are lined with red-painted bricks and skull and crossbones signs that warn of the risk beyond the makeshift border – landmines laid by the extremist group.

14 Nov 2018 description


This report examines the query:

  • What outcomes do school feeding interventions aim to achieve in humanitarian response, and what evidence is there that they have achieved them?

  • What is the evidence of the added value (or not) of school feeding when combined/ compared with other social protection programmes e.g. cash transfers?

K4D helpdesk reports provide summaries of current research, evidence and lessons learned. This report was commissioned by the UK Department for International Development.

14 Nov 2018 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced that the rising in the numbers of families affected by the torrents in the township of Baldaroz to more than 250 families.

The IRCS has reported in a statement: “The teams of the IRCS have entered the affected areas in Mandali district of Baladroz township and registered more than 250 families who were affected by the upcoming rains, where the relief teams have secured their relief needs including food parcels, blankets, and other relief items needed by families in their daily use. ”

14 Nov 2018 description


This week, 571 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 1,064 arrivals and from last year’s 952 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 82, compared to 152 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

14 Nov 2018 description
  • Another tragic accident illustrated the dangers of the current situation of mixed movements of people: On 11 November the police near Loznica found a body of a man suspected to have drowned in the Drina River. While the investigation is ongoing, local media reported that some ten days ago, when a group of refugees/migrants tried to cross the river into Bosnia, two young men from Iran disappeared. It is suspected that the body now found may belong to one of them.