Appeals & Response Plans
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TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
In February, just under 3,900 refugees and migrants entered Europe via Italy, Greece and Spain, less than half the number that entered in January. With lower numbers of people crossing from North Africa to Italy by sea compared to last year, the route to Spain experienced the most movement of the three Mediterranean routes with over 1,500 arrivals, followed by the route to Greece with over 1,200 and less than 1,100 to Italy.
During the reporting period, over 1,132 IDP families arrived or returned to camps, while at least 1,783 families departed them. IDPs in Jeda'a camps in Ninewa, have expressed concern about living conditions in the camp, particularly related to services and the presence of armed actors.
UNHCR and partners conducted a series of protection assessments in Ninewa to monitor returns in parts of Telafar, west Mosul, Ba'aj City and Sinjar, highlighting among other things the remaining impediments to returns.
In February 2018, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 4,228 deaths and injuries from 358 incidents of explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 82% (3,466) of the deaths and injuries recorded.
When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 97% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 22% in other areas.
Thousands seeking safety from war and violence continue to arrive; conditions in reception facilities cause health problems
Monday, March 19, 2018 — “Two years ago the European Union and its member States failed thousands of people and compromised the very concept of asylum when they agreed and implemented the EU-Turkey deal, which allows the EU to return refugees and migrants arriving on the Greek islands to Turkey", says Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Policy and Advocacy Adviser for MSF UK.
248,092 Syrian refugees registered as of February
24,983 IDPs reached with protection monitoring in February
15,684 Persons of concern received cash assistance in February
57,695 IDPs received shelter assistance in February
55,696 IDPs received CRI assistance in February
Working with Partners
UNHCR is engaged in the inter-agency response for ongoing displacement and returns.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has announced the return of more than 2,400 displaced families to their residential areas on the right side of Mosul.
“The Iraqi Red Crescent Society teams have recorded more than 2,400 displaced families returning to their residential areas in the neighborhoods of (Ras Al-Jadah, Al-Kharab, Aljamie Alkabir, Al-Faruq Al-Awal, Al-Nabi Shit, Bab Al-Bayd, and Souk Shahr) in the right side of Mosul,” the IRCS has said in a statement.
The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has provided health items for more than 4400 displaced families in the camps of displacement and at the neighborhoods of Salahuddin.
The IRCS has reported in a statement that the teams of the IRCS within Salahuldin center have equipped health items to more than 1560 displaced families at the camps of Alalam, camp number 1, 2 and 3, the health items include (detergents, baby towels, disinfectants and bandages for burns and wounds) which covers all the families in the camps.
Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 15-16 March 2018 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Human Rights Office (HRO), within its program of technical support to civil society organizations in the Kurdistan Region, conducted a “Specialized Training on Preparation of the Shadow Report for Treaty Bodies: the CEDAW Convention” in Sulaimaniyah.