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20 Jul 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 51,782 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 18 July 2018. That total compares to 110,189 at this time last year, and 244,722 at this time in 2016.

Arrivals to Spain (see chart below) this month have overtaken those to Italy. To date just over 36 per cent of all Mediterranean irregular migrants have come via the Western Mediterranean route, whose irregular migration volume has nearly tripled those registered at this time last year.

16 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

The year 2017 was poignantly marked by numerous humanitarian dramas around the world. From devastating natural disasters to deadly conflicts, Télécoms Sans Frontières has remained mobilised and adapted its response to the specific needs of the affected populations, introducing new and innovative means of providing communications aid.

06 Jul 2018 description
report Pew Research Center

BY KRISTEN BIALIK

The United States apprehended nearly 49,000 family members at the U.S.-Mexico border between January and June of this year – more than twice as many as during the same time period last year, and the highest number during any January-June period since at least 2012, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Customs and Border Protectiondata. Family members also increased as a share of all border apprehensions (24%) over this period compared with the past six years.

06 Jul 2018 description
report Insecurity Insight

This overview document presents security incidents that affected aid delivery in 2017. The report is based on incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources and reported by Aid in Danger partner agencies using the Security in Numbers Database (SiND) in 2017. It presents analysis of 2,152 NGO-related security incidents for which details were shared or made public. The total number of reported incidents below reflects the willingness of agencies to share information. It is neither a complete count, nor representative.

06 Jul 2018 description
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THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

05 Jul 2018 description

Low quality healthcare is increasing the burden of illness and health costs globally

5 July 2018 News Release Geneva

Poor quality health services are holding back progress on improving health in countries at all income levels, according to a new joint report by the OECD, World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Bank.

Today, inaccurate diagnosis, medication errors, inappropriate or unnecessary treatment, inadequate or unsafe clinical facilities or practices, or providers who lack adequate training and expertise prevail in all countries.

02 Jul 2018 description

Global Overview JUNE 2018

29 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

Nonprofit Takes Urgent Action to Protect Migrant Children and Families Fleeing Violence in Central America

27 Jun 2018 description

Between 2014 and 2018, some 282,180 asylum claims have been lodged by Venezuelans, over 113,000 in 2017 alone. While refugee procedures are overwhelmed, 5,661 have been recognized as refugees thus far.

The majority of Venezuelans who have left their country have no regular status, and are therefore more vulnerable to any form of exploitation, abuse, violence, trafficking and discrimination.

Thousands continue leave Venezuela daily and legally enter in neighbouring countries. UNHCR is stepping up its response accordingly.

KEY FIGURES

21 Jun 2018 description

Eric Schwartz June 21, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order (EO) on June 20, entitled “Affording Congress an Opportunity to Address Family Separation.” In that executive order, the president announced an intention to alter the policy of separating adult asylum seekers from their children by incarcerating adults and children together while the adults are undergoing criminal prosecution.

20 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

Los líderes de las Naciones Unidas han expresado en los últimos días su profunda preocupación por el sufrimiento de los niños migrantes y refugiados. En las últimas semanas, se estima que cerca de 2000 niños se han visto forzados a separarse de sus familias en la frontera entre Estados Unidos y México. Este miércoles, 20 de junio, se conmemora el Día Mundial de los Refugiados.

En los últimos días, varios representantes de las Naciones Unidas han indicado que los niños refugiados no deberían ser separados de sus padres.

20 Jun 2018 description

As we mark World Refugee Day 2018 on June 20, governments confront humanitarian challenges of enormous proportion, with more than 68 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. The U.S. government has long played a key role in helping meet the needs of refugees and IDPs. Thus, it is appropriate and important that Refugees International (RI) evaluates and offers a report card on the Trump administration’s progress on refugee and humanitarian protection.

20 Jun 2018 description

Today we commemorate World Refugee Day.

There are nearly 70 million people who have been forcibly displaced around the world as a result of persecution, conflict or generalized violence. Their precarious situation makes them more vulnerable. Many of these people have seen their most basic human rights violated.

Human decency demands that we protect them, aid them, help them. But so does international law. We must not forget that. And we must not allow others to forget it.

19 Jun 2018 description
report Plan International

WASHINGTON (19 June) – Plan International is urging the U.S. administration to reverse its “zero tolerance” immigration policy and to end the practice of forcibly separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, including the detention of children taken from their parents.

Such practices are reprehensible, regardless of migrants’ legal status, and are a direct violation of the legal rights of asylum seekers under U.S. law, as well as under treaties to which the U.S. is a ratified party.

19 Jun 2018 description
report UN News Service

La violencia, la persecución y las guerras obligan a un creciente número de personas a abandonar sus hogares, comunidades y países en busca de seguridad y medios de subsistencia. Este fenómeno mundial, que colocó la cifra de desplazados en un récord de más de 68 millones de personas en 2017, requiere con urgencia un nuevo acuerdo global sobre refugiados.

A un ritmo de 44.500 por día, 16,2 millones de personas huyeron para salvar sus vidas el año pasado, elevando la suma mundial de desplazados a 68,5 millones, informó este martes la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados (ACNUR).

19 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

Media Contact: Sara Neumann 203.209.6545 (M)

Statement from Carolyn Miles, President & CEO, Save the Children

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (June 19, 2018) – In response to continued reports of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Carolyn Miles, President and CEO of Save the Children, issued the following statement today:

14 Jun 2018 description

Joint op-ed by UN Women, UNFPA and UNDP

The numbers are shocking: at least one in three women on the planet has suffered physical or sexual violence, usually at the hands of a family member or intimate partner. More than 700 million women alive today were married as children. Up to 250 million women and girls have undergone female genital mutilation.

12 Jun 2018 description

Geneva – As the Aquarius rescue vessel makes the three-day journey to Spain, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 35,504 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of Sunday, 10 June 2018. This compares with 73,748 arrivals across the region during the same period last year. So far this month, 2,746 arrivals to Italy, Greece and Spain have been recorded, the majority of which arrived in Spain. The 14,330 migrants, who are registered as having arrived by sea to Italy this year is 76.81 per cent lower than that reported last year in the same period, which was recorded as 61,779.

10 Jun 2018 description
report La Prensa Gráfica

Administrador del PNUD.Los números son impactantes: al menos una de cada tres mujeres en el planeta ha sufrido violencia física o sexual, generalmente a manos de un miembro de la familia o una pareja íntima. Más de 700 millones de mujeres en la actualidad se casaron cuando eran niñas. Hasta 250 millones de mujeres y niñas han sido sometidas a mutilación genital femenina.