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26 Feb 2018 description

Verified Populatiion - December 2017

6,184

Population Profile

Gender:

Female 52% Male 48%

Age:

18 years and above: 54%

5-17 years: 34%

Ethnicity:

Karen 99% Burman 1%

Religion:

Christian 91% Buddhist 9%

23 Oct 2017 description

Verified Population - September 2017

6,167

Populaion profile

Gender

Female 52% Male 48%

Age

18 years and above: 54%

5-17 years: 34%

Below 5 years: 12%

Ethnicity

Karen 99% Burman 1%

Religion

Christian 91% Buddhist 9%

Background

26 Sep 2017 description

Press release 164/2017 25 September 2017

Finland allocates EUR 380,000 to the Red Cross to support its humanitarian aid in Bangladesh, along the border with Myanmar. More than 420,000 Rohingya have fled violence from Myanmar’s Rakhine state to Bangladesh in the past month.

Most of the Rohingya fleeing Myanmar are women and children. They are living in extremely difficult conditions and are in dire need of food, clean water, shelter, basic supplies, and healthcare.

18 Aug 2017 description

UNHCR Appeals For Support To Address Refugee Resettlement Needs In Africa

The vast unmet need for refugee resettlement from Africa and the opportunities for communities to engage in the sponsorship of refugees were two of the key themes discussed when representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), governments and NGOs from resettlement states and other inter-governmental bodies gathered in Geneva for the 2017 Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR).

Representation at the ATCR

08 Jul 2017 description

Verified Population - May 2017

9,926*

Population profile

Gender

Female 49% Male 51%

Age

18 years and above: 56%

5-17 years: 33%

Below 5 years: 11%

Ethnicity

Karen 94% Shan/Thai Yai 3% Other 3%

Religion

Animist 51% Christian 33% Buddhist 15% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

27 Mar 2017 description

Press release 56/2017 27 March 2017

By decision of Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Kai Mykkänen, Finland’s humanitarian aid will amount to EUR 61.4 million, of which approximately EUR 20 million will be channelled to the famine-hit countries in the Horn of Africa and to Nigeria and Yemen.

20 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 28 February 2017, there were 13,439 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 9,101 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 48% increase). Greece has seen a 98% lower number of arrivals in February 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 2,611 and 125,494 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 17,479 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 28 of February 2017.

13 Feb 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Until 31 January 2017, there were 4,480 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 5,273 arrivals recorded in the same month in 2016 (a 15% decrease). Greece has seen a 97% lower number of arrivals in January 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016, 1,387 and 67,954 respectively.

  • According to available data, there have been 11,233 new arrivals to Greece, Italy and Bulgaria, as countries of first arrival to Europe since the beginning of 2017 till 8 of February 2017.

25 Jan 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

The number of arrivals by sea and land to Europe for 2015 exceeded one million on the 20th December, with the total number registered by the relevant national authorities standing at 1,046,599 according to IOM’s DTM system in coordination with relevant IOM missions and national authority partners. Of these,

20.2 percent were Afghans whilst 2.7 percent were Pakistani nationals. In data from January to the end of May 2016, the cumulative total of 220,796 arrivals included 19.5 percent Afghan and 3 percent Pakistani nationals.

24 Jan 2017 description

DEVELOPMENTS

The total number of arrivals to Europe by the end of December 2016 has been recorded as 387,739. This is in stark contrast to the 1, 046,599 arrivals recorded in 2015. The decrease in numbers of arrivals can be observed across many of the countries which saw the highest numbers of arrivals in 2015. In Greece 2016 brought 176,906 arrivals compared to the 857,363 recorded in 2015, a 79% decrease, while Italy saw a slight (16%) rise in numbers of arri-vals, from 155,842 in 2015 to 181,436 in 2016.

31 Jul 2016 description

Verified Population - July 2016
6,389*

Population profile

Gender
Female 52% Male 48%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 32%
Below 5 years: 15%

Ethnicity
Karen 99% Burman 1%

Religion
Christian 91% Buddhist 9%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

31 Jul 2016 description

Verified Population - July 2016
10,220*

Population profile

Gender
Female 49% Male 51%

Age
18 years and above: 56%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 11%

Ethnicity
Karenni 94% Shan/Thai Yai 3% Other 3%

Religion
Animist 51% Christian 33% Buddhist 15% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes to-date

31 Jul 2016 description

Verified Population - July 2016
37,674*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 34%
Below 5 years: 13%

Ethnicity
Karen 93% Burman 4% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 37% Buddhist 49% Muslim 13% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent data changes to-date

31 Jul 2016 description

Verified Population - July 2016
2,837*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 53%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 14%

Ethnicity
Karen 94% Mon 3% Other 3%

Religion
Christian 84% Buddhist 16%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

31 Jul 2016 description

Verified Population - July 2016
2,469*

Population profile

Gender
Female 51% Male 49%

Age
18 years and above: 51%
5-17 years: 36%
Below 5 years: 13%

Ethnicity
Karen 51% Karenni 48% Other 1%

Religion
Christian 96% Buddhist 3% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

31 Jul 2016 description

Verified Population - July 2016
9,989*

Population profile

Gender
Female 50% Male 50%

Age
18 years and above: 50%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 17%

Ethnicity
Karen 99% Other 1%

Religion
Christian 65% Buddhist 32% Animist 2% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population

14 Jun 2016 description

GINEBRA, 13 de junio de 2016 (ACNUR) - Debido a la multitud de conflictos y crisis que causan una cantidad record de desplazamientos alrededor del mundo, el reasentamiento ha asumido un papel cada vez más vital en los esfuerzos del ACNUR para encontrar soluciones y abogar por un reparto de responsabilidades más justo para los refugiados, de acuerdo con un informe emitido hoy en una reunión anual en Ginebra.

13 Jun 2016 description

Avec une multitude de conflits et de crises générant des déplacements de populations sans précédent à travers le monde, la réinstallation s’avère essentielle dans les efforts du HCR pour trouver des solutions et plaider pour un partage équitable des responsabilités dans l’aide aux réfugiés, peut-on lire dans un rapport publié aujourd’hui par le HCR.

13 Jun 2016 description

With a multitude of conflicts and crises causing record displacement around the world, resettlement has become an increasingly vital part of UNHCR’s efforts to find solutions and advocate for fairer responsibility-sharing for refugees, a UNHCR report released today at an annual meeting in Geneva says.

31 May 2016 description

Verified Population - May 2016
10,020*

Population profile

Gender
Female 50% Male 50%

Age
18 years and above: 50%
5-17 years: 33%
Below 5 years: 17%

Ethnicity
Karen 99% Other 1%

Religion
Christian 65% Buddhist 32% Animist 2% Other 1%

*According to Verification Exercise conducted from Jan-Apr 2015 and subsequent changes in population