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03 Dec 2019 description

(BANGKOK, November 11, 2019)—We call on the Government of Thailand to enact and implement laws and policies to ensure full rights and protections for refugees in line with international human rights law, including protection from forced return and arbitrary arrest and detention. The Cabinet under the Prime Minister’s Office is expected to consider a draft regulation before the end of the year that provides a framework for screening refugees.

03 Dec 2019 description

On December 3rd, CBM, Humanity & Inclusion – Handicap International (HI), and the International Disability Alliance (IDA) mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by releasing a collection of 39 examples of field practices inclusive of persons with disabilities in humanitarian context and disaster risk reduction (DRR), from 20 countries of intervention.

02 Dec 2019 description

CONTEXT

Due to the latest crisis in Syria, DTM Iraq launched an emergency tracking tool on 14 October to monitor population fleeing the conflict and crossing into Iraq. The information presented here is collected by IOM at the relevant border points and covers all the displaced population.

2 DECEMBER DAILY UPDATE

02 Dec 2019 description

Introduction

Each year we take stock of our work and put together an annual report – you may have noticed we have published a variety of formats and layouts over the years, very much reflecting our own internal learning and evolution.

02 Dec 2019 description

Arrivals to Europe between January and June 2019

Between January and June 2019, 8,236 children arrived in Greece, Spain, Italy and Bulgaria, of whom 2,794 (34%) were unaccompanied or separated children (UASC). Overall, arrivals of children in the first half of 2019 decreased by 21% compared to the same period in 2018.

Greece

02 Dec 2019 description

Displaced for two years following ISIS advance in 2014, returning Iraqis in Yathrib benefit from irrigation and home rehabilitation projects to reestablish their farms.

By Charlie Dunmore and Edith Champagne in Yathrib, Iraq | 02 December 2019

“When we left, the oranges on the trees were this big,” says Matra, cradling the memory of the fruit in two weather-beaten hands as she describes the night they fled their farm. “When we returned, the trees were all burned and nothing was left.”

02 Dec 2019 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 01 Dec 2019): 10,880
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 01 Dec 2018): 23,011
Total arrivals 1 Dec - 01 Dec 2019 7
Total arrivals 1 Dec - 01 Dec 2018 0
Average daily arrivals in December 2019 so far: 7
Average daily arrivals in November 2019: 41

02 Dec 2019 description
report Human Rights Watch

7 Missing, 2 Known Arrested

01 Dec 2019 description

“I’ve tried to gather all of Iraq in one statue,” says Anbar University student Sruor, 24.

She’s standing in front of a large statue in central Ramadi that she designed. The structure is striking. Four black and white cubes stacked asymmetrically, sitting in central Ramadi. “The first cube bears the names of each Iraqi governorate in kufi script. The second, the names of the old civilizations and the third, the symbols of Iraq’s diverse religious groups. The last cube is printed with letters in cuneiform script, alongside the iconic image of the dove of peace.”

01 Dec 2019 description

CONTEXT

Due to the latest crisis in Syria, DTM Iraq launched an emergency tracking tool on 14 October to monitor population fleeing the conflict and crossing into Iraq. The information presented here is collected by IOM at the relevant border points and covers all the displaced population.

29 NOVEMBER – 1 DECEMBER UPDATE

01 Dec 2019 description

UNHCR is expanding cash-based assistance so that the millions of people that it serves can meet their needs in dignity, are protected and can become more resilient.

Taking a bank card to a cash machine in Beirut, Syrian widow Manar Al Sayer taps in a PIN and withdraws a few Lebanese pounds.

Cash in hand, she can now prioritize her monthly spending for herself and her three children, Aseel, six, Abdullah, nine, and Osaima 12.

“I allocate this cash assistance so that my children can attend the morning shift at school,” she explains.

29 Nov 2019 description

Baghdad (ICRC) – The International Committee of the Red Cross deplores the use of violence and loss of life during the ongoing protests in Iraq.

The rising number of casualties attests to patterns of violence that have so far caused hundreds of deaths and more than 15,000 wounded.

29 Nov 2019 description

Erbil — The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) occupied large swathes of Iraqi territory between 2014 and 2017. The consequences of this occupation are still being felt in many rural areas where agricultural production was used as both a source of political propaganda and income, or destroyed as the group was forced out, a new IOM report says.

It is estimated that the group’s brutal three-year occupation reduced Iraq’s agricultural capacity by 40 per cent.