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17 Oct 2017 description

1,755.6 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018

763.0 M contributions received, representing 43% of requirements

992.6 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ar Raqqah offensive displaces nearly 268,800 people since April; up to 8,000 people remain in two neighborhoods in city of Ar Raqqah

  • Humanitarian convoys reach city of Dayr az Zawr following SARG military advances into the city in September

  • USG humanitarian assistance to Syria reaches nearly $7.5 billion since start of Syria crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

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Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

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(Baghdad, 17 October 2017): In the past 48 hours, an estimated 61,200 people have been displaced in areas around Kirkuk. Humanitarian partners have dispatched mobile health clinics and are providing hot meals and food parcels to families who have fled. In coming days, partners will be providing 3,000 emergency food rations and hygiene items to families sheltering in public spaces.

17 Oct 2017 description

Total (observed) arrivals – September: 654
Total (observed) arrivals - August: 351

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - September: 26
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - August: 39

Total occupancy of government centres – end September: 3,900
Total occupancy of government centres - end August: 3,900

17 Oct 2017 description

The requirements presented in this funding snapshot refer to the 2017 Regional Refugee & Resilience Plan covering the period January to December 2017 available at http://reporting.unhcr.org/publications

Funding level
3RP Requirements $4,633,255,733
Funding received $2,273,927,363
% funded 49%

17 Oct 2017 description

Conditions are not yet in place for the more than five million Syrians living as refugees in neighboring countries to return home.

By Filippo Grandi | 16 October 2017

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Baghdad, 17 October 2017– The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) welcomes a renewed contribution of EUR 500,000 from the Government of Italy for UNMAS 2017 programme activities in Iraq. The support will facilitate humanitarian partners access to areas retaken from Da’esh, assist the stabilization process and allow for the safe return of displaced persons to their communities.

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Recommendations for the Security Council and Member States On October 31, 2017, the UN Security Council will hold an Open Debate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAC), to take place under France’s Presidency. At the Debate, the Secretary-General (SG) will present his annual report on CAC (A/72/361–S/2017/821) pursuant to SCR 2225 (2015), covering the period from January 1 to December 31, 2016.

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Baghdad, 17 October 2017 - The Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement today for US$4 million to support stabilization and recovery in newly liberated areas in Iraq.

Korea’s contribution will be channeled through UNDP’s Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances fast-track initiatives in areas retaken from ISIL. This is Korea’s fourth contribution since 2015 to FFS.

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LIBYA: Civilians in Libya continue to suffer as a result of conflict, instabil- ity, political fragmentation and a collapsing economy. The current number of Libyan IDPs stands at 217,022, while the number of registered refugees and asylum seekers reached 48,124. According to DTM, there was an increase in returnees (278,559 people) in some parts of the country where the situation improved. However, returnees in other areas faced renewed displacement and consequently required urgent food assistance, particularly in Benghazi and Sirt.

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IRAQ: Intense fighting in Mosul is over and military operations are planned to shift to Telafar, Hawiga and Anbar, the last remaining areas under the control of Islamic State of the Levant in Iraq (ISIL). After decades of war, the volume of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) renders Iraq one of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world, putting civilians in danger. The complexity and diversity of IEDs require specialist mine clearance operators – for Mosul alone, early estimates indicate it will take years to clear the Old City.

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YEMEN: The man-made humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to deteriorate. Driven by widespread food insecurity, an unprecedented cholera epidemic and continuing violence, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance has increased by two million to 20.7 million, including 9.8 million who are in acute need. About 17 million people are food insecure – a 21 per cent jump over 2017 HNO estimates – 6.8 million of whom are severely food insecure.

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Baghdad, 16 October 2017 - The Ministry of Agriculture in Iraq, in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, celebrated the World Food Day under the patronage of H.E. Minister of Agriculture Eng. Falah Hassan Al-Zaidan and with the participation of the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande.

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Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing a shift in medical needs that reflects the living conditions in destroyed neighbourhoods.

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This compendium collects best practices and successful experiences from participants in the Host Municipalities Network who are hosting a high number of refugees. The experiences described in this compendium demonstrate the strong efforts of host municipalities and local stakeholders in responding to the refugee crisis. Focused on priority sectors, these reports show local experiences in how to enhance good governance, strengthen social cohesion, improve labor market integration of both refugees and their hosts, and find solutions for the strained sectors of waste management and housing.