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21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights of the month

UNFPA is enhancing media coverage on reproductive health issues in Syria. UNFPA is supporting more safe spaces for women and girls crossing the Turkish border.

UNFPA support in the Syrian Arab Republic (from all channels):

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Baghdad, 21 November 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) acknowledges the Iraq Federal Supreme Court’s Decision of 20 November 2017 concerning the Kurdish independence referendum.

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Mosul – Over one million individuals were displaced during operations to retake Mosul (which began in October 2016), according to IOM Iraq’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM). From Markaz Mosul sub-district – encompassing the city of Mosul – nearly 600,000 people continue to be displaced, although more than 222,400 people also have returned to their homes since the end of the offensive in July 2017.

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3,250 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis of data available to EKKA (as of 15 November 2017)

1,151 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 November, including 54 vacant places)

2,121 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 November 2017) including:

21 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 19 November, 4,240 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,865 were housed in 18 governmental centres.

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Dohuk, Iraq, 19 November 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office launched a training course in Dohuk for journalists, media workers and civil society activists in the field of freedom of opinion and expression in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

This training course, which took place on 12 – 13 November, was entitled Freedom of Opinion and Expression and its Role in Promoting Reconciliation, Harmony and the Protection of Human Rights for Journalists & Media Workers in Kurdistan Region – Iraq.

21 Nov 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

KUWAIT, Nov 20 (KUNA) -- Kuwait Red Crescent (KRC), in cooperation with Iraqi Red Crescent (IRC), started Monday distributing humanitarian supplies to people in Iraq's Halabja and Sulaiymaniah governorates who suffered from a deadly earthquake recently.

"KRC have been following latest updates related to the earthquake which hit both Iraq and Iran on November 12 and resulted in huge loses in human lives and infrastructure", said Chairman of Kuwait Red Crescent Dr. Hilal Al-Sayer.

20 Nov 2017 description

Entering the seventh year of the crisis, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 31 October 2017, 612,603 refugee children were enrolled in temporary education centres and Turkish public schools across the country, a 25% increase since the end of the last school year in June.

  • Almost 8,400 at-risk children in eight provinces were identified and referred to protection services under the child protection component of UNICEF’s Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE).

20 Nov 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In September, humanitarian partners provided life-saving assistance to civilians afected by military operations in Hawiga and western Anbar, and to people in newly-accessible areas of Telafar and Mosul. Humanitarian partners reached up to 6.3 million people in 1,025 geographical locations across Iraq.

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Erbil, 19 November 2017- the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education in Kurdistan Region of Iraq organized a four-day training course in Erbil for 23 teacher, including 9 females, during 13 – 16 November on human rights education. This was the second in a series of courses organized by HRO and supported by the Flemish Government and the Ministry of Education in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KR-I).

20 Nov 2017 description

Key Figures
- 987,648 IDPs in Ninewa (including as a result of the Mosul military operation)
- 109,398 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in Hawiga (Kirkuk) and Shirqat (Salah al-Din)
- 67,134 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in west Anbar
- 566,902 Individuals (119,175 households) currently enrolled in ASSIST, UNHCR’s assistance tracking tool
- 3 million IDPs since January 2014
- 262,758 Iraqi refugees hosted in countries in the region, with 29,965 Iraqis in camps in Hassakeh, Syria

20 Nov 2017 description

Key messages

Education is lifesaving. Education is crucial for both the protection and healthy development of girls and boys affected by crises. It can rebuild their lives; restore their sense of normality and safety, and provide them with important life skills. It helps children to be self-sufficient, to be heard, and to have more influence on issues that affect them. It is also one of the best tools to invest in their long-term future, and in the peace, stability and economic growth of their countries.

20 Nov 2017 description

Working with Partners
- UNHCR is engaged in the inter-agency response for ongoing displacement and returns.
- UNHCR leads the Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM), and Shelter/Non-Food Items (also known as core relief items or CRIs) clusters, as part of the cluster coordination mechanism for IDP response. UNHCR is also co-leading, with UN Habitat, the Working Group on Sustainable Solutions for IDPs within the Resilience and Recovery Programme (RRP) for Iraq.

20 Nov 2017 description
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Baghdad, 20 November 2017 – Years of conflict have severely curtailed the rights of children in Iraq. Their rights to protection from violence, education and access to safe drinking water are under assault from nearly every direction.

“UNICEF is working with partners like the German government to champion the rights of Iraqi children and to ensure they have every opportunity to fulfill their potential,” said Peter Hawkins, UNICEF’s representative to Iraq.

20 Nov 2017 description

Total Active Registered Iraqis: 65,505

19 Nov 2017 description

To support the prioritized activities of the Hawiga Operational Plan, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, in consultation with the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF) Advisory Board, agreed to allocate US$14 million to address the needs of people requiring humanitarian assistance in Hawiga and the surrounding communities. The allocation supports 23 life-saving projects in 6 clusters through 18 partners, including UN agencies and national and international NGOs.

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Baghdad, Iraq, 15 November 2017 – As part of its support to strengthen service delivery for universal health coverage in Iraq, and in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 3 to achieve universal health coverage by 2030, WHO supported a 4-day training of trainers course.