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04 Oct 2017 description

Three priorities — the terrorist threat in the Sahel, peacekeeping and the ongoing crises in Myanmar and the Middle East — would be the focus of the Security Council’s work in the coming weeks, François Delattre (France), Council President for the month, said at a press briefing today at Headquarters.

04 Oct 2017 description
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We have been asked in recent days about our efforts to deal with the authorities in Baghdad and Erbil. And I can say that we welcome efforts to resolve the issues between Baghdad and Erbil based on the Constitution, notably the intervention of the religious authority Ayatollah [Ali] al-Sistani last Friday that urged respect for the Constitution and the Supreme Federal Court’s decision as regards to the referendum.

04 Oct 2017 description

IOM Iraq Situation Report | Mosul Response Update #32 covers IOM Iraq activities from 14-27 September 2017 in response to recent displacements from Ninewa, Salah al-Din, and Kirkuk governorates.

IOM is assisting displaced families and communities affected by the Mosul crisis through the provision of emergency response services including: non-food item kits, shelter, livelihoods assistance, primary health care, psychosocial assistance, displacement tracking and light infrastructure projects.

04 Oct 2017 description

Key highlights

  • Seven (7) new cases of cVDPV2 have been confirmed this week —5 cases from Mayadeen and 1 from Boukamal districts, Deir Ez-Zor governorate, and 1 case from Thawra district (newly infected), Raqqa governorate. Isolates from some cases had been laboratory pending for some time. The most recent case, a child from Boukamal with no history of polio vaccination, had onset of paralysis on 5 August.

  • The total number of cVDPV2 cases is 47.

04 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Since 2014, RRM consortium has assisted 8.29 Million IDPs with 1.35 Million emergency kits.

Compared to Aug, a 58% decrease in distributions was observed in Sep.
However distributions in Anbar rose sharply by 33%, indicating an increase in the influx of IDPs from western parts of the governorate.

During September, the consortium assisted more than 18,000 individuals with 4,660 Kits in response to the displacements from Hawija operation which started on 21 Sep.

04 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/J/3542
3 OCTOBRE 2017

La Sixième Commission, chargée des affaires juridiques, a poursuivi aujourd’hui son débat sur l’examen des mesures visant à éliminer le terrorisme international.

04 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/L/3542, 3 OCTOBER 2017
GENERAL ASSEMBLY SIXTH COMMITTEE
SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 3RD MEETING (PM)

The terrain of the battle against terrorism, as well as its very nature, was constantly shifting and changing form, speakers noted today as members of the Sixth Committee continued to discuss measures to eliminate international terrorism.

04 Oct 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

ISTANBUL, Oct 3 (KUNA) -- A Turkish cruise ship in the Mediterranean rescued a wandering boat carrying 75 immigrants, carrying children and women on Tuesday.

In the region between Sicily Island of Italy and city of Pylos in Greece, 75 immigrants were rescued by Turkish company Turkon Line, ship's crew of company Ibrahim Dede, and was handed over to Greek authorities.

Turkon Line CEO, Alkin Kalkavan said that a ship carrying containers from Izmir to Algeciras Port of Spain rescued illegal immigrants.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview on UNHCR’s operations in the Middle East and North Africa

A. Situational context including new developments

Syria situation

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

Overview of UNHCR’s operations in Asia and the Pacific

A. Situational context including new developments

03 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

■ In yet another tragic incident, on 26 September, in a village near Kikinda, the police found the body of a young foreign man. It appears as if he planned to irregularly cross into Romania but died from a heart attack.

■ UNHCR and partners continued supporting authorities in protection monitoring, identification and addressing of specific needs, referrals, interpretation, non-food aid, information and counselling, sometimes 24/7 at 23 sites around the country.

03 Oct 2017 description
  • 138,232 Arrivals by sea in 2017
  • 363,401 Arrivals in 20106
  • 2,658 Dead / Missing
03 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA – This morning, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Qatar Charity (QC) signed a cooperation agreement aimed at supporting UNHCR protection and assistance activities for refugees and displaced persons globally.

The agreement was signed at the Palais des Nations in Geneva in a ceremony attended by Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Charity.

03 Oct 2017 description

2016 Winterization Cash Support for Syrian Refugees

39,024 Syrian refugee families supported

$21 million USD distributed in 2016

19% First time receiving cash assistance

WINTERIZATION SUPPORT

03 Oct 2017 description

Background

As part of the preparedness actions in the lead up to the Mosul operation, the Logistics Cluster held meetings with key logisticians from UN agencies and NGOs in October 2016 in order to prepare for potential gaps and bottlenecks in the humanitarian pipeline. Partners identified customs as a main concern (especially for medical items), reporting that clearance was at times taking more than 15 working days. The idea of a one stop shop (OSS) for customs clearance was welcomed and close collaboration with the Joint Crisis Coordination (JCC) Centre began.

03 Oct 2017 description

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Anbar – Military operations to retake west Anbar were officially launched on 19 September. In the past two weeks IOM, the UN Migration Agency has identified more than 8,500 newly displaced individuals (approximately 1,400 families).