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18 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

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09 Jan 2018 description

Annually Norway sends a report to the OECD – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The report Immigration and Integration 2016–2017 – Report for Norway is a contribution to the reporting system on migration for the OECD countries.

The most recent report covers 2016 and to some extent 2017. It was prepared during the autumn of 2017 by the Ministry of Justice and Public Security in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education and Research, the Ministry of Children and Equality, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

26 Dec 2017 description

TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES

Between 1 January 2017 and 30 November 2017, 171,300 refugees and migrants arrived by sea and land to Europe (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus only, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). While sea arrivals to Europe in November were 51% lower than last year, largely due to fewer people crossing from Libya, higher numbers crossed from Libya in November than in October while Spain recorded the highest number of land and sea arrivals this year.

15 Dec 2017 description

Situational overview: The security situation in eastern Ukraine deteriorated in the latter half of November, with more than 14,000 ceasefire violations recorded.

Protection concerns: Winter conditions are exacerbating the protection situation; UNHCR launched its winter assistance plan to meet the needs of the most vulnerable IDPs.

Assistance provided: In November, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 3,100 people.

KEY INDICATORS

28 Nov 2017 description

The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of emergency response capacities that countries participating in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.

21 Nov 2017 description

Situational overview: The security situation in eastern Ukraine steadily deteriorated during October, with more than 5,000 ceasefire violations recorded.

Protection concerns: There were over 1.1 million crossings of the five checkpoints in eastern Ukraine; UNHCR continued providing support to improve their capacity and conditions.

Assistance provided: In October, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 3,700 people.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

21 Nov 2017 description

Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.

Protection concerns: There were nearly 1.1 million crossings of the five checkpoints in eastern Ukraine; UNHCR continued to provide support to improve conditions for persons crossing.

Assistance provided: In September, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,500 people.

08 Nov 2017 description
report Inter Press Service

BONN, Germany, Nov 8 2017 (IPS) - November 8 marks the fourth anniversary of Haiyan’s landfall in the Philippines. The super typhoon was the strongest ever to make landfall.

Today, the world continues to be devastated by even more extreme weather events. This year alone saw flooding in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Vietnam, and the United States; drought in Somalia; Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria in the Caribbean and the U.S.; and just last week, Storm Herwart in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland.

02 Nov 2017 description

The European Emergency Response Capacity is commonly referred to as the "voluntary pool". It consists of a range of civil protection capacities which countries that participate in the EU Civil Protection Mechanism make available for EU emergency response operations.

12 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

Twenty-four suspected people smugglers were arrested during an international operation coordinated by Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, along with Austria and Germany.

03 Oct 2017 description

Executive Committee of the High Commissioner’s Programme

A. Situational analysis including new developments

30 Sep 2017 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents

Africa

Burundi

13 September 2017: In Bujumbura, six armed men broke into the compound of the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), and assaulted a security guard.

Source: Iwacu English News

Cameroon

25 Sep 2017 description
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171 projects in 39 countries – last year, Kolping International was able to support vocational training, agriculture, micro credit, and water projects with over 11 million euro. The donations by private donors increased significantly, amounting to nearly 7.3 million Euro – that’s an increase of over 20% compared with last year.

19 Sep 2017 description

Situational overview:

Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.

Protection concerns:

The Ministry of Social Policy issued a report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Adaptat ion and Integration of IDPs for Q2 2017 .

Assistance provided:

In August , UNHCR provided non - food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,900 people.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

11 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council 36th session
Opening Statement by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

11 September 2017

Distinguished President of the Council,
Excellencies,
Colleagues, Friends,

As I enter the final year of my current mandate – a year which I will discharge with vigour and determination – I wish to begin with a few short reflections drawn from the past three years.

11 Sep 2017 description

Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian areas.

Protection concerns: MPs registered a draft law that would de-link pension payments from IDP status.

Assistance provided: In July, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 600 people.

KEY INDICATORS

42,400
people reached through NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017.