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13 Feb 2020 description
report GFDRR

Executive Summary

About This Report

11 Feb 2020 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, February 10, 2020 – Against the extremely limited access to safe drinking water in Gaza, the World Bank today announced a US$15 million grant to the Water Security Development - Gaza Central Desalination Program — Associated Works Phase I Project.

07 Feb 2020 description

Introduction

ABOUT MIGRANTS’ PRESENCE MONITORING (MPM)

At present, Turkey hosts more than 4 million foreign nationals in its territory. The country’s central geopolitical location on the Eastern Mediterranean Sea Route, and its proximity to countries suffering internal crises (e.g., Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan) has placed Turkey under sustained migratory pressure.

07 Feb 2020 description

INTRODUCTION

At present, Turkey hosts more than 4 million foreign nationals in its territory. The country’s central geopolitical location on the Eastern Mediterranean Sea Route, and its proximity to countries suffering internal crises (e.g., Iraq, Syrian Arab Republic, Afghanistan) has placed Turkey under sustained migratory pressure.

30 Jan 2020 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the Middle East region (ME). The core countries of focus for this region are Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and Turkey. Depending on the quarterly trends and migrationrelated updates, more attention may be given to some countries over the rest.

28 Jan 2020 description

Geneva – IOM reports that 4,432 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea almost four weeks into the new year, down from the 5,266 arriving during the same period last year. Deaths, too are significantly down, at 68 men, women and children, compared with 216 at this point in January last year.

Nonetheless, at least one telling statistic already has emerged: 63 of those 68 deaths have come on the Eastern Mediterranean route linking Greece and Turkey, which compares with 71 migrant deaths on the Aegean Sea route through the entire year 2019 (see chart below).

15 Jan 2020 description

The National Commission on International Humanitarian Law (CNDIH) and its Kuwaiti counterpart signed, on Tuesday in Rabat, a memorandum of understanding aimed at strengthening cooperation between the two bodies and exchanging experiences regarding the International Humanitarian Law (IHL).

29 Dec 2019 description

Executive Summary

BADIL Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights (BADIL) has produced the Survey of Palestinian Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) since 2002. This edition of the Survey, Volume IX, focuses on Palestinian refugees and IDPs in the period between 2016-2018, unless stated otherwise.

04 Dec 2019 description

Strengthened cooperation will focus on food security, nutrition, agricultural and rural development in the Near East

4 December, 2019, Rome - FAO and the Government of Kuwait have agreed that the UN agency will open a Partnership and Liaison Office in the country in order to step up joint efforts to end hunger and poverty, boost nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture in the Near East region.

03 Dec 2019 description

Statement to United Nations Security Council Briefing on UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)

As delivered by Mr. Robert Mardini, Permanent Observer to the UN and Head of Delegation, ICRC New York

Thank you, Madam President, for the opportunity to address the Council. We also thank Kuwait for its efforts to keep the issue of the missing persons as a topic of importance in this Council and for its efforts on this issue as demonstrated through drafting the first resolution on missing persons in armed conflict adopted in June 2019.

26 Nov 2019 description
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This first regional edition of the Global Education Monitoring Report examines the nexus of education, migration and displacement in the Arab States. The Arab States have long been characterized by massive population movements: growth of megacities such as Baghdad, Cairo and Casablanca through internal migration, large-scale emigration from the Maghreb to western Europe, generations of Palestinian and Sudanese refugees.

24 Nov 2019 description
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Since 2003, the ICRC, in cooperation with the League of Arab States, has been publishing joint reports on the implementation of IHL in the Arab region. The latest of which is the Eighth Periodic Report which covers the last four years; from 2015 to 2018. The report provides an overview of the regional efforts made, and that of individual Arab governments, in the dissemination and integration of IHL. It symbolizes the efforts made by the states despite the challenges and suffering the region witnessed as a result of years of conflicts.

22 Nov 2019 description

Thank you, Madam President.

Every month in Yemen, some 250 humanitarian partners work with the United Nations to assist more than 13 million people in the country. We are delivering the world’s largest humanitarian operation in an extremely challenging environment, one in which things relentlessly seem to be getting worse.

13 Nov 2019 description

Last week in the Middle East, the ‘Riyadh Agreement’ was signed in Saudi Arabia uniting the Southern Transitional Council (STC) and pro-Hadi forces against pro-Houthi forces in Yemen. Pro-Houthi forces appear to be preparing for major attacks in response. In Syria, the Sochi-ceasefire largely held despite continuing territorial exchanges. Following the killing of Islamic State (IS) leader Al Baghdadi, IS activity in Syria and Iraq dropped as the group recalibrates. Anti-corruption protests were reported in Kuwait and Israel as major demonstrations continued in Iraq and Lebanon.

17 Oct 2019 description

As delivered

Thank you very much, Mr. President.

As you’ve heard me say many times before, Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and the largest relief operation. More than 250 humanitarian agencies – most of them Yemeni – are working through the UN response plan. Together we are reaching more than 12 million people across the country every month.

17 Oct 2019 description

This Quarterly Mixed Migration Update (QMMU) covers the Middle East region (ME). The core countries of focus for this region are Iraq, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Israel and Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and Turkey. Depending on the quarterly trends and migrationrelated updates, more attention may be given to some countries over the rest.

09 Oct 2019 description

3 October 2019 – Thanks to the generous support of the Government of Kuwait, in terms of continued funding, based on a long-standing partnership—in the amount of US$ 23 million, this flexible funding is currently allowing WHO to meet the most urgent needs of the people of Yemen even as the situation evolves on a daily basis—impacting response operations frequently.