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14 Nov 2017 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 157,020 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 12 November, with about 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 341,215 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

IOM Rome reported Monday (13 November) Italy’s Ministry of Interior has registered 114,606 migrants arriving by sea so far, this year, which is down from 164,872 at this time in 2016. That is a 30.5 per cent drop-off over last year’s totals at this time.

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13 Nov 2017 description

The dry areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change. Agricultural research for development will help communities cope with rising temperatures and water scarcity – strengthening their resilience, preventing displacement, and developing the lessons that other regions can use to support their own adaptation strategies.  

13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The number of suspected cases of acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) has been declining for six consecutive weeks with only 50 new cases in the past week, and one related death. The case fatality rate (CFR) has declined from average 30 deaths per week to less than two in the last three to four weeks. Currently, only three states report active case transmissions. The focus in now on updating the current plan to increase the investment on preparedness and prevention while continuing the important ongoing response.

13 Nov 2017 description

Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations, with 4.8 million people requiring humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have also caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees seeking shelter in Sudan, with over 460,000 arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.

  • Multiple years of conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states and Darfur has created 2.3 million food-insecure, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description

Juba Gumbo Park FMP

  • Demographic data: 1,753 individuals were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Flow Monitoring Point (FMP) during the reporting period (up from 1,600 the previous week). 914 individuals (52%) were children of which 186 were under five years old (11%). 728 individuals were between the ages of 5 and 17 years (42%). The majority of the transiting population were women (1,050 women making up 60%) while 703 men were recorded transiting Juba Gumbo Park (40%).

13 Nov 2017 description

In October, fighting between government and opposition forces was reported in Kajo-keji (Central Equatoria), Mundri and Maridi (Western Equatoria), Koch and Guit (Unity) forcing thousands of people to flee their homes. Due to clashes in Kajo-keji, over 17,000 displaced people in Keriwa, Ajio and Logo camps re-displaced to new locations and across the border to Uganda. According to health partners, the deadly tropical disease kala-azar had killed at least 52 people and sickened 2,447 in South Sudan.

13 Nov 2017 description
report Sudan Tribune

November 12, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese activists have launched a campaign to end the suffering of thousands of people that are denied the Sudanese nationality after the independence of South Sudan particularly those whose mothers are Sudanese.

After South Sudan independence in 2011, Sudanese authorities withdrew the nationality of South Sudanese that are born in Sudan. Also, those who are from a South Sudanese father have been arbitrarily deprived of nationality.

13 Nov 2017 description
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A Vision for better education from a Youth Perspective: outcomes from World Refugee Day discussions

13 Nov 2017 description

UNAMID has rehabilitated a police station and four hand-operated water pumps in Beliel locality, South Darfur as part of the Mission’s Quick Impact Projects (QIPs).

At a handover ceremony last week (9 November) to the Marla Administrative Unit (local council), Berhanemeskel Nega, Head of UNAMID’s Sector South Office, said that seeing the projects completed was a very positive occasion.

The QIPs also involved the training of 20 members the local technical committee on the repair and maintenance of the pumps.

13 Nov 2017 description

By Inna Lazareva

DOSSEYE, Chad, Nov 10 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Leila Ousmane and her 10-year-old daughter walk in disbelief atop the crumbling bricks that, until a few days earlier, formed the walls of their family home.

Heavy rains and floods in late September ravaged the Dosseye refugee camp where they live, toppling their house of mud bricks and wooden stumps into rubble.

"We went to live with my neighbour," said Ousmane. "But last night, the storm made their house collapse too."

13 Nov 2017 description
  • Total number of refugees (arrived since December 2013) 453,258
  • Total arrivals in 2017 186,002
  • Total arrivals in Oct 2017 1,490

In addition, Sudan also hosts an estimated 350,000 South Sudanese refugees who were residing in Sudan before secession of South Sudan. GoS estimates the number of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan to be 1.2M.