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19 Dec 2018 description

The first report for the current UK National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2018 to 2022 (NAP) reviews UK progress in delivering our commitments over the past year. It forms part of wider efforts to ensure that the UK’s foreign policy consciously and consistently protects and includes women and girls. It was laid in Parliament with a ministerial statement by the Foreign Secretary.

19 Dec 2018 description

Data released today shows that OECD countries have admitted more people from major refugee source countries on non-humanitarian permits than through resettlement schemes in the last eight years.

A study by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and the OECD, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development titled “Safe Pathways for Refugees” shows that more than 560,000 people from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia and Eritrea entered OECD countries through family, work and study permits in an eight year period.

19 Dec 2018 description
  • This winter, UNHCR aims to provide winterization assistance to 3.5 million vulnerable Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.
  • As of 30 November, nearly 1.5 million Syrian and Iraqi IDPs and refugees have been reached with winterization assistance. This includes 1.3 million Syrians and over 195,000 Iraqis.
  • The total budget for the Regional Winterization Plan is USD 180 million and covers the period from September 2018 to March 2019.
19 Dec 2018 description

Baghdad, Iraq, December 19, 2018 - Leading tribal leaders and community actors from Anbar jointly announced their agreement on principles and mechanisms to guarantee the support of rule of law, prevent collective punishment and revenge, foster the safe and voluntary returns of IDPs, and promote overall sustainable social cohesion at a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq. To realise endurable justice, security, and stability in Anbar, the key actors have agreed on amendments to the People's Covenant of Anbar which was originally signed and announced in July 2016.

19 Dec 2018 description
  • 252,772: Syrian refugees registered as of 30 November
  • 20,953: Persons of concern reached with protection monitoring in November
  • 8,495: Persons of concern received cash assistance in November
  • 70,273: Persons of concern received CRIs in November

Working with Partners

19 Dec 2018 description
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Baghdad, 17 December 2018 – The Prime Minister’s Advisory Council (PMAC) have established the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Aid Coordination Group (TVET ACG) with the support of the UNESCO Iraq office and with funding support from the European Union funded TVET Reform Project.

19 Dec 2018 description

Even after the military defeat of ISIS, the Netherlands will continue working to ensure security and stability in Iraq and the wider region. Foreign minister Stef Blok made this point during his trip to Jordan and Iraq. ‘We have to do this to prevent ISIS from regaining strength,’ he said.

19 Dec 2018 description

Stockpiles of excess, poorly-secured, or otherwise at-risk conventional weapons continue to pose a challenge to peace and prosperity worldwide. In the wrong hands, SA/LW fuel political instability and violence, while more advanced conventional weapons, such as MANPADS, pose a serious threat to international security. Aging munitions stockpiles may also explode without warning, devastating nearby population centers. Meanwhile, landmines and ERW, including cluster munition remnants, artillery shells, and mortars, continue to kill and maim people even after conflicts end.

18 Dec 2018 description
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Baghdad, 18 December 2018 – The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) thanks the European Union for its continuous support to explosive hazard management and capacity enhancement activities in liberated areas of Iraq, which contributes to the safe, orderly and dignified return of displaced communities and enables humanitarian and stabilization efforts.

18 Dec 2018 description
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Baghdad, 18 December 2018 --- The World Health Organization (WHO) welcomes a generous contribution of €1,000,000 million from the Italian Agency for Development Corporation to support the provision of physical and mental health rehabilitation services for the conflict-affected population from Ninewa Governorate.

18 Dec 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and incidents of violence against educational facilities, teachers and students

AFRICA

Burkina Faso

12 November 2018: In Toulfé village, Loroum province, four armed men on motorcycles stormed into the General Education College, where they threatened and lashed teachers before ordering them to leave the school premises. This incident created panic within the facility and beyond, forcing surrounding primary schools to shut down. Source: Aouaga

18 Dec 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

End Summary Returns, Unchecked Violence

(Athens) – Greek law enforcement officers at the land border with Turkey in the northeastern Evros region routinely summarily return asylum seekers and migrants, Human Rights Watch said today. The officers in some cases use violence and often confiscate and destroy the migrants’ belongings.

17 Dec 2018 description
report European Commission

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 17 December 2018

The EU Trust Fund adopted projects worth €122 million to support access to education and basic health care for refugees and vulnerable local communities in Jordan, to provide livelihood opportunities in Turkey and make available critical health care services in Iraq.