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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

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.

06 Sep 2017 description
report European Commission
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Communication: Fifth Report on the operationalisation of the European Border and Coast Guard
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Communication: Seventh Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement
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Communication: Seventh Report on the progress made in the implementation of the EU-Turkey Statement

European Commission - Press release

Brussels, 6 September 2017

In four progress reports adopted today, the Commission is calling on all parties to sustain and further accelerate the good progress made in managing irregular migration flows, protecting the EU external borders and supporting the frontline Member States under pressure.

02 Aug 2017 description
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Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian infrastructure.

Protection concerns: The Government passed amendments to revise criteria for inclusion in the targeted financial assistance programme.

Assistance provided: In June, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,000 people.

KEY INDICATORS

29 Jul 2017 description

27 July, Lviv – The Polish government and UNDP in Ukraine, in close cooperation with the Ukrainian government, launched the second phase of a project aimed at supporting businesses by men and women affected by the conflict.

The second phase of the project with a total budget of USD 500,000 will continue to support self-employment and the creation of new jobs for IDPs and host communities in the government-controlled areas of Luhansk and Donetsk oblasts.

16 Jul 2017 description

Trends and key figures

Since 01 January 2017 until 30 June 2017, 102,847 refugees and migrants have arrived in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). Arrivals by sea in this period comprised of 17 per cent children, 12 per cent women and 71 per cent men.

05 Jul 2017 description

Poland blocks asylum seekers at border in defiance of European Court rulings

(London) The European Commission should take enforcement action to address Poland’s summary returns of asylum seekers to Belarus, three leading rights groups have said today. Amnesty International, Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights, and Human Rights Watch highlight how Poland is in breach of human rights law, refugee law, European Union law and orders by the European Court of Human Rights.

23 Jun 2017 description
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Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with increasing violence on the line of contact in Luhansk.

Protection concerns: MPs introduced new draft legislation regarding the status of the nongovernment controlled areas.

Assistance provided: In May, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 10,100 people

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

20 Jun 2017 description
infographic Deutsche Welle

How many refugees tried to get asylum in Europe? From crossing the border to being allowed to stay or rejected and receiving an order to leave - DW shows the data from 2012 to 2016.