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02 Feb 2018 description
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Mosul – After nearly three years under ISIL control – and a nine-month long battle to retake the city – the people of Mosul, including displaced persons returning to their homes, are struggling to access services.

To assist the people of Mosul, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, in cooperation with the Government of Iraq, and humanitarian partners have set up mobile Community Information Centres (CICs).

01 Feb 2018 description
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Baghdad, 01 February 2018 – A total of 115 Iraqi civilians (not including police) were killed and another 250 injured in acts of terrorism, violence and armed conflict in Iraq in January 2018*, according to casualty figures recorded by the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI).

01 Feb 2018 description
report European Union

EU+ receives 43% fewer asylum applications in 2017

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) has published data on asylum trends in the EU+ in 2017 on a newly enhanced interactive portal. The results show a significant decrease in lodged applications for asylum compared with 2016, with 40% of decisions in 2017 being positive.

01 Feb 2018 description
report World Bank
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Washington, January 31, 2018 – A US$210 million World Bank project will improve the quality of drinking water supply and wastewater services to 5 million residents in Baghdad who suffer from water shortages and the outbreak of waterborne diseases due to inadequate infrastructure, rapid population growth, and the inflow of internally displaced people.

31 Jan 2018 description

Overview

Kuwait will have the presidency in February and has chosen as its centrepiece a ministerial-level briefing on the purposes and principles of the UN Charter in the maintenance of international peace and security, with the Secretary-General as the main speaker. It is also planning to hold an open debate on working methods (Kuwait is the chair of the Working Group on Documentation and Other Procedural Questions).

31 Jan 2018 description
report ACTED

With UNICEF’s support, ACTED’s community-led approach to child protection in Qushtapa camp, Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, is broadening academic and recreational opportunities for displaced children.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • Following the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) retaking of alQaim in western Anbar on 03 December, Iraqi Prime Minister Al-Abadi announced 10 December as a national holiday, Victory Day, celebrating ISF’s removal of the last Islamic State of the Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) stronghold in Iraq.

  • In November, WFP assisted 754,000 Iraqis governorates through the emergency operation and 57,000 Syrian refugees as part of the regional response. Additionally it distributed Immediate Response Rations to 71,000 people.

31 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• In December, WFP Iran assisted 13,240 refugees with full entitlements and 16,181 with partial entitlements.

• The Interim Country Strategic Plan (ICSP) was approved by Executive Board on 14 November.
Shifting from in-kind to Cash-based Transfers (CBT) will start as of January 2018, under the ICSP.

Operational Updates

31 Jan 2018 description
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Baghdad, 31 January 2018 - The UK Government has donated an additional 1 million GBP (1.3 million USD) to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), increasing the UK total contribution to 14.2 million GBP (20 million USD). The additional funding will boost UNMAS support to stabilization efforts by increasing survey and clearance of critical infrastructure in liberated areas. This is important before rehabilitation can commence and crucial for the safe, dignified and voluntary returns of displaced people.

31 Jan 2018 description
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Watch List 2018

Crisis Group’s early-warning Watch List identifies up to ten countries and regions at risk of conflict or escalation of violence. In these situations, early action, driven or supported by the EU and its member states, would generate stronger prospects for peace. It includes a global overview, regional summaries, and detailed analysis on select countries and conflicts.

The Watch List 2018 includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh/Myanmar, Cameroon, Colombia, Egypt, Iraq, Sahel, Tunisia, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Global Overview

31 Jan 2018 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

HIGHLIGHTS

• 226 residents in the site of Veria, as of 31st of December 2017, including an unregistered family of 4.

• 21 new arrivals were received throughout December from Chios and Evros border crossing. They were all provided with food and non-food items by NRC Shelter/WASH team.

• 8 residents departed spontaneously and 13 under accommodation scheme.

• Protection services, including Legal Assistance and Asylum Information are still provided by UNHCR, DRC, and EASO.

31 Jan 2018 description
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This Intentions Survey was carried out by REACH in partnership with the CCCM Cluster in 15 camps across Ninewa and Kirkuk governorates hosting a total of 51,111 households (258,501 individuals). The survey was administered to 1,535 households, corresponding to 9,331 individuals through a random sample1 between 12 December 2017 and 14 January 2018.

31 Jan 2018 description

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  • Returnees outnumber IDPs for the first time since 2013.

  • On 8 January, Turkmen neighbourhoods in Tooz Khurmatu were reportedly hit by mortar shelling that resulted in the injury of e igh t civilians.

  • 30 Syrian refugee families without legal residency documents for Kirkuk were notified that they will have to move to where th ey hold residency. These evictions have not been enforced but the families remain at risk.

31 Jan 2018 description
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This Intentions Survey was carried out by REACH in partnership with the CCCM Cluster in 28 camps across Erbil, Dahuk, Sulaymaniyah and Diyala governorates hosting a total of 40,114 households (211,259 individuals). The survey was administered to 2,609 households, corresponding to 19,404 individuals through a random sample1 between 12 December 2017 and 14 January 2018.

31 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

AVANT-PROPOS
Action humanitaire pour les enfants en 2018

L’année 2017 a été impitoyable pour les enfants.

Aujourd’hui, un enfant sur quatre dans le monde vit dans un pays en conflit ou ravagé par des bouleversements majeurs. Près de 50 millions de filles et de garçons ont dû fuir de chez eux en raison de violences, de la pauvreté ou de catastrophes naturelles.

Ces chiffres soulignent une réalité alarmante : l’impact des crises humanitaires sur les enfants a atteint des niveaux effroyables.