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24 Dec 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

Strong coordination on winter plan and response is required to make sure the most vulnerable people in need, in camps and out of camps settings are reached with appropriate support.
As per the IOM-led DTM report, 3.2 million IDPs and 2.6 million Returnees have been identified across the country, from January 2014 to 31 st October 2017.

▪ The number of IDPs has increased in Camps (from 18% of 3.0 million beginning of Jan.’17 to 24% of 3.2 million end of Oct.’17);

24 Dec 2017 description

Three Finalists Awarded $15 Million Each in Global Competition for Bold Solutions to Critical Problems of Our Time

Chicago, Illinois, December 20, 2017 — The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today awarded a $100 million grant to Sesame Workshop and International Rescue Committee (IRC) to educate young children displaced by conflict and persecution in the Middle East.

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Sulaimaniya, 23 December 2017 – Senior representatives from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) emphasised in meetings held in Sulaimaniya on 21-22 December with government officials, political party leaders and civil society representatives, the urgency of de-escalating ongoing local tensions in the aftermath of demonstrations that had turned violent and led to arrests, injury and, regrettably, loss of life.

23 Dec 2017 description
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Baghdad, 23 December 2017 - Teams from the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) conducted monitoring missions to Tuz Khurmatu where they observed destroyed homes and businesses in several primarily Kurdish neighbourhoods of the ethnically and religiously mixed city in the wake of the transfer of security authority in the area in October.

23 Dec 2017 description
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Baghdad, Iraq, 22 December 2017 – An advanced training to enhance the negotiation and mediation skills of local civil society groups and women leaders, organized by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) and UN Women, concluded in Baghdad on 20 December with calls for increased participation of women and civil society groups in community reconciliation, national reconciliation and historic settlement. The training was a follow-up to the basic training and workshop delivered to the same participants in October 2016.

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Baghdad - IOM Iraq’s Community Policing programme in cooperation with Iraq’s Ministry of Interior held a conference on 20 December 2017 on the promotion of cooperation between law enforcement agents and community members towards peace and security in Ninewa Governorate.

Ninewa was deeply affected by the recent conflict, with heavy damage to its infrastructure – especially in its capital Mosul – and extensive displacement, as more than 941,000 individuals continue to be displaced across the governorate.

22 Dec 2017 description

Plans in place to help protect 3.8 million vulnerable individuals from harsh weather this winter, but programme currently only 63 per cent funded.

Sitting in the single, unheated room that serves as their home in a run-down neighbourhood of the Lebanese capital Beirut, Samira and her husband Hussein have a familiar sense of foreboding at the prospect of their sixth winter in exile since fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Syria.

22 Dec 2017 description

Conflict causing spikes in food insecurity in the Near East and North Africa

Strife and violence in some countries are casting a shadow on prospects for Zero Hunger across the entire region

21 December 2017, Cairo/Rome – Conflict and protracted crises in a handful of countries in the Near East and North Africa are hamstringing efforts to eradicate hunger in the region by 2030, according to a new FAO report published today.

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Iraq – After the end of the successful first phase of the IOM Iraq - Italian Government partnership to strengthen community stabilization initiatives in Diyala Governorate (between August 2016 to November 2017), a new project has been launched to support the psychosocial well-being of vulnerable displaced women in Dohuk and Ninewa governorates.

22 Dec 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, published today (22/12) the report Setting Standards for an Integrated Approach to Reintegration. The report, prepared and conducted by the Samuel Hall think tank, outlines recommendations to support sustainable reintegration of migrants who return to their home countries in the framework of Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programmes.

22 Dec 2017 description

KEY INDICATORS

549 Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

32% of registered refugees and migrants were minors

15 Applications for asylum

0 Persons granted refugee status

0 Persons granted subsidiary protection

22 Dec 2017 description

In November and December this year, a mobile training team led by Slovakia conducted a training course in manual demining for Iraqi Security Forces. This was held in Iraq in the framework of NATO's training and capacity building activities in support of Iraqi security forces and institutions. It was developed and implemented in coordination with the NATO Core Team in Baghdad.

22 Dec 2017 description
report British Red Cross

In 2017 the world faced a series of devastating humanitarian emergencies, not least here in the UK - making it one of the most demanding years for the British Red Cross since WWII. Here’s a look back at 2017 in numbers

  • 9m – people in the UK reported as always or often lonely

  • 200 – tonnes of donated clothes, blankets, toiletries and essential items by members of the public following the Grenfell Tower Fire

  • 24.1m – people facing food shortages in East Africa (across Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and South Sudan)

22 Dec 2017 description

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,7 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

21 Dec 2017 description

UNHCR developed a regional winterization plan for 2017-2018 based on the assessed most vulnerable needs of 3.81 million Syrian and Iraqi internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees in Syria, Turkey,
Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.

With the generous contributions received so far, UNHCR will provide support for up to 2.8 million Syrians and Iraqis during the winter months. The winterization programme covers the period from September 2017 to March 2018.

21 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • As of 18 December 2017, the UNICEF 2017/18 winter response in Syria and Syrian refugee host countries reached over 630,000 children but remains 58% underfunded (out of US$72 million appeal) and 880,000 children remain in dire need for support.

21 Dec 2017 description
report European Union, UN Women

EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis steps up its support to women’s empowerment in Jordan, Iraq and Turkey through a EUR 12.5 million investment.

Date: Thursday, December 21, 2017

21 Dec 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has distributed food and relief assistance to more than 370 displaced families from the areas of Umm al – Jarabie and AlHadar island, as well as the families who have returned from (the Hool) camp which is located on the Syrian border to Hamam Alalil camp.

The IRCS has reported in a statement that the IRCS`s teams have distributed 375 food parcels and relief items, adding to distribute more than 2200 blankets for the displaced families who were received in Hamam Alalil camp within Salahuldin center.