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18 Jan 2019 description

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18 Jan 2019 description

Over 25,000 migrants were expelled by Algeria to Niger in the course of 2018.

18 Jan 2019 description

À la fin du mois de décembre 2018, 21 Plans de réponse humanitaire (HRP) et le Plan régional de réponse pour la Syrie (3RP) nécessitaient 24,93 milliards de dollars pour assister 97,9 millions de personnes ayant un besoin urgent d’assistance humanitaire. Les financements requis restaient identiques à ceux enregistrés à fin du mois de novembre 2018. Les plans sont financés à hauteur de 14,58 milliards de dollars, comblant 58,5% des besoins financiers pour 2018.

17 Jan 2019 description

Highlights

  • 10 per cent more structures demolished in 2018 than in 2017.

  • 56 donor-funded structures demolished in 2018, marking a 46 per cent decline compared to 2017.

  • A newly-built school dismantled and seized in a Hebron community.

Overview

17 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Africa

Burkina Faso

15 December 2018: On the road between Ouagadougou and BoboDioulasso, a Canadian aid worker traveling to Togo for a humanitarian project with the organisation Zion’Gaia went missing.
No further details specified. Source: aOuaga

Burundi

24 December 2018: In Kinindo commune, Bujumbura Mairie province, Burundian soldiers arrested an employee of the NGO Handicap International while he was at a bar. There is no indication as to why he was arrested. Source: SOS Averages Burundi

16 Jan 2019 description

The Early Warning Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is produced by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). It provides a quarterly forward-looking analysis of major disaster risks to food security and agriculture, specifically highlighting:

16 Jan 2019 description

Throughout the Middle East region last week, political violence and reported fatalities decreased since the week prior, the latter significantly. This decline can be attributed for the most part to Syria, where, among other things, Islamic State (IS) activity has dropped due to recent successes against the group in Hajin. Meanwhile, riots and protests have generally remained consistent with previous weeks.

16 Jan 2019 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • $190 million reduction in the 2019 humanitarian appeal to maximize the impact of limited funding in increasingly restrictive environment.

  • Almost one quarter of INGOs surveyed in late 2018 reported deligitimization forcing them to change or halt programmes.

  • Over 1,800 women and girls injured at the Gaza demonstrations can face more severe consequences than male counterparts.

16 Jan 2019 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, January 14, 2019 – The World Bank approved a US$12 million grant today to scale up the ongoing efforts to enhance the operational performance of key Palestinian energy sector institutions, and pilot a new business model for solar energy in Gaza. The new funding builds on the progress under the Electricity Sector Performance Improvement Project and expands the scope of activities to achieve its goals.

15 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

This monthly digest comprises threats and incidents of violence as well as protests and other events affecting education.

It is prepared by Insecurity Insight from information available in open sources.
All decisions made, on the basis of, or with consideration to, such information remains the responsibility of their respective organisations.

14 Jan 2019 description

Overview

So far in 2018, a total of 32,494 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Afghanistan (26%), Syria (24%) and Iraq (18%). More than half of the population are women (23%) and children (37%), while 40% are men.

Arrivals in December 2018, at 2,927 increased in comparison to November, when 2,075 people arrived on the islands. Arrivals during 2018 are 9% higher than those in 2017.

14 Jan 2019 description

Arrivals This week

323 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 283 arrivals but a decrease from last year’s 391 arrivals during the same period.

The average daily arrivals this week equalled 46, compared to 40 in the previous week.

Population on the Islands

Over 14,400 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. The majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Afghanistan (36%), Iraq (16%) and Syria (11%).

14 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Security Incidents and Access Constraints

Africa

Central African Republic

14 Jan 2019 description
report Insecurity Insight

Threats and violence affecting emergency care

Africa

Somalia

22 December 2018: In Mogadishu, al Shabaab militants detonated a VBIED near the presidential palace while police and medics were responding to an earlier, politically-motivated suicide blast. No further details specified. Source: IOL

Middle-East and North Africa

Occupied Palestinian Territories

13 Jan 2019 description
report Gisha

January 9, 2019. On Sunday, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) Ministry of Civil Affairs announced its decision to remove its employees from Rafah Crossing between Gaza and Egypt. In the evening, Hamas security forces arrived and took over control of the crossing.

11 Jan 2019 description

During the 42nd week of the demonstrations in Gaza, Israeli forces used lethal and other forms of excessive force Palestinian protesters. The documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights shows that on Friday, 11 January 2019, Israeli forces killed one woman and injured 145 other protesters, including 24 children, three women, two journalist, and one paramedic. 68 protesters were injured by tear gas canisters.

Al Mezan’s documentation shows that on Friday, 11 January 2019:

11 Jan 2019 description
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At the end of December 2018, 21 Humanitarian Response Plans (HRP) and the Syria Regional Response Plan (3RP) required US$24.93 billion to assist 97.9 million people in urgent need of humanitarian support. The requirements remained unchanged as of the end of November 2018. The plans are funded at $14.58 billion which amounts to 58.5 per cent of financial requirements for 2018. Notably, the percentage of total funding contributed through humanitarian response plans carried out by the UN with partners in 2018 is estimated at 62.9%.