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31 Oct 2017 description

WFP continues to support Syrian populations in the country under the PRRO 200987. WFP supports up to 88,200 vulnerable refugees from Syria through the two main components of relief and livelihood/resilience-building with various activities, including: general food distribution, nutrition support to PLW, vocational trainings, capacity enhancement and access to schemes for small business start-up grants for selected refugees and host communities.

31 Oct 2017 description

JERUSALEM/MADRID – A contribution of €300, 000 from Spain has enabled the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide much-needed food and nutrition assistance to nearly 23,000 vulnerable Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, most of them women and children.

The support has improved their dietary diversity and helped them cope with one of the worst energy crises there of the past decade.

31 Oct 2017 description

Le Haut Commissaire assistant du HCR chargé de la protection remercie le Maroc pour ses efforts visant à protéger les réfugiés.

Par Malgorzata Bratkrajc | 26 octobre 2017

RABAT, Maroc - Au cours de sa visite à Rabat, la capitale du Maroc, Volker Türk, Haut Commissaire assistant du HCR chargé de la protection, a félicité le Maroc pour ses efforts visant à protéger les réfugiés.

30 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE

137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA

8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

30 Oct 2017 description

146,287 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE

137,771 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY SEA

8,516 TOTAL ARRIVALS TO EUROPE BY LAND

Highlights

29 Oct 2017 description

Statement by Christopher Gunness, UNRWA Spokesperson

On 15 October 2017, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) discovered the existence of what appeared to be a tunnel underneath one of its schools in Gaza. In accordance with its protocol, the Agency has taken the necessary measures immediately to render the school safe and has sealed the cavity underneath its premises. The school resumed its operations on the 25th of October.

28 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SHC/4213
27 OCTOBER 2017

Ways and means of addressing human rights challenges through the rule of law, whether domestically or globally, was the topic of the day in the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) as delegates engaged with experts on gender identity, the Palestinian Territories, and truth and justice in general.

27 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • SDF recapture Ar Raqqah city following a four-month offensive

  • Humanitarian organizations respond to influx of IDPs from Dayr az Zawr

  • GoT announces major military operation against militant group HTS in Idlib

  • WHO confirms 52 cases of vaccinederived poliovirus to date in 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

27 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

110,616 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

27 Oct 2017 description
  • Forced migration is a crisis centred in developing countries. At its root are the same ten conflicts which have accounted for the majority of the forcibly displaced every year since 1991, consistently hosted by about 15 countries – also overwhelmingly in the developing world.
  • Most drivers of violence – and resulting cycles of displacement and protracted crisis situations – are due to structural, developmental, economic and political factors. Real and substantial improvements can only come about by addressing root causes.
26 Oct 2017 description

On 9 August 2017, between 3:00 AM and 4:00 AM, soldiers entered a-Duheisheh Refugee Camp with the goal of arresting two residents: Raed Salhi, 21, and ‘Aziz ‘Arafah, 24, who were both in their homes. During the operation, the soldiers shot both the men as they attempted to escape. Salhi died of his injuries on 3 September 2017, while ‘Arafah is still hospitalized and detained in Israel.

26 Oct 2017 description
report ACTED

PBYRC-JOHUD and ACTED, with the support from the European Union (EU), organized their 8th job fair in Irbid. This activity took place within a wider ACTED project aiming at strengthening youth and female leadership in local and national decision-making processes in Jordan, Lebanon and the occupied Palestinian Territory.

26 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR’s protection chief praises Morocco for its efforts to protect refugees.

By Malgorzata Bratkrajc | 26 October 2017

RABAT, Morocco – UNHCR’s protection chief Volker Türk has praised Morocco for its efforts to protect refugees, on a visit to the capital of Rabat.

26 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

The humanitarian needs of children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (oPt) remained high during the reporting period.