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15 Aug 2018 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.

Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 19 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.

15 Aug 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

The towns of Baashiqa and Bahzani (hereafter referred to as Baashiqa), located in the Ninewa Plains, 13 km northeast of Mosul city have historically hosted a diverse set of population groups and a majority of residents are reported to be Yezidi. Apart from Yezidis, these groups include Christians, Shia Muslims, Sunni Muslims, and Shabak.

15 Aug 2018 description
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15 August 2018, Erbil, Iraq - Youth in Iraq are compelling agents of change; as they become more empowered, they can and should, play a critical role in building back their communities after the three-year war that hit the country.

To make changes, young people need safe spaces to develop and recover as well as find stability. Safe spaces are the physical or virtual spaces where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves.

15 Aug 2018 description

PARIS - La France réaffirme son soutien au Programme Alimentaire Mondial pour son combat contre la faim et la malnutrition, avec une contribution de 6,200,000 euros destinée à plusieurs pays dont nombre sont touchés par de graves conflits et crises.

14 Aug 2018 description

FAO’s cash-based programmes support smallholder farmers and other vulnerable men and women who are particularly exposed to the impacts of conflict, protracted crises, climate change, natural hazards and economic shocks.

14 Aug 2018 description
report Harikar

INTRODUCTION

Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

14 Aug 2018 description

Overview

So far in 2018, a total of 16,262 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Syria (35%), Iraq (21%) and Afghanistan (15%). More than half of the population are women (24%) and children (36%), while 40% are men.

Arrivals in July 2018, at 2,545 increased in comparison to June, when 2,439 people arrived on the islands. Arrivals during the first seven months of 2018 are 41% higher than those of the same period in 2017.

13 Aug 2018 description
report UN Women

Eight years. Since the start of the conflict, the Syrian crisis has displaced more than 6.6 million people internally and seen more than 5.6 million Syrians scattering across its borders.

13 Aug 2018 description
report UN News Service

On 19 August 2003, a suicide bomber drove a truck full of explosives to the United Nations headquarters in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, Iraq, and blew it up, killing 22 people – among them Sergio Vieira de Mello, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the head of the UN mission in Iraq.

The attack on the Canal Hotel building also wounded more than 150; most of them aid workers who had come to Iraq to help reconstruct the country following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

13 Aug 2018 description

It has been 15 years since the terrorist attack on the UN compound at the Canal Hotel in Baghdad: “the darkest day in our lives at the United Nations”, in the words of then Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Andrew Clapham is one of the staff who survived the 19 August 2003 blast and have been reflecting on the tragedy — the first time the UN was deliberately targeted on a massive scale.

13 Aug 2018 description

Arrivals

This week, 502 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 389 arrivals and a decrease from last year’s 664 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 72, compared to 56 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Over 15,500 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. In line with the trend of arrivals, the majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Syria (26%), Iraq (23%) and Afghanistan (18%).

13 Aug 2018 description
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Baghdad, 13 August 2018 – This week marked the beginning of a 75-day training course in Anbar jointly organized by the Ministry of Interior and the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS). This course will be the first of its kind, with Iraqi Police instructors and UNMAS instructors working closely side-by-side to train local police in explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) and improvised explosive devices disposal (IEDD).