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21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

20 Sep 2017 description

Country Operations

In 2018, there will be Humanitarian Response Plans in 23 countries: Afghanistan, Burundi, Chad, Cameroon, CAR, DRC, Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Myanmar, Pakistan, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen. The HRPs for Cameroon, Chad, CAR, DRC, Somalia, Haiti, Sudan, Nigeria (and potentially Niger and Afghanistan) will be multi-year Plans.

Deadline for Completion

20 Sep 2017 description

SG/SM/18704-SC/12997-PKO/669

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Security Council high-level open debate on “Peacekeeping Operations Regarding the Reform of United Nations Peacekeeping: Implementation and Follow-Up”, in New York today:

20 Sep 2017 description

By Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Excellencies,

Ladies and gentlemen,

It is an honour to be here today, and to share the floor with such distinguished colleagues - with whom UNHCR has enjoyed a strong collaboration for many years.

The New York Declaration resonated as a bold step forward for a world struggling to meet the challenges of large-scale refugee flows, and increasingly complex migratory movements.

20 Sep 2017 description

Mogadishu, 19 September 2017 – The AU Mission in Somalia has trained sixty officers from the Somali security forces in the prevention of recruitment and use of child soldiers in conflict.

The two-week training supported by the British government and the Romeo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, through the Dalhousie University of Canada, drew participants from the Somali military, police and intelligence services. Representatives of non-governmental organizations, federal and regional level member states, also participated in the training which ended today.

20 Sep 2017 description

Human Rights Council
Thirty-sixth session
11-29 September 2017
Agenda item 10
Technical assistance and capacity-building

Note by the Secretariat

20 Sep 2017 description

On this issue

  • UN Migration Agency Launches Study to Help Scale up Formal Remittances to Ethiopia

  • Another 180 Migrants Forced from Boat Today, a Day after 50 Somalis, Ethiopians were Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen

  • 50 Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Puntland Return Home with UN Migration Agency Assistance

19 Sep 2017 description

Key Indicators
- 190,212 internally displaced persons received NFI kits since January 2017
- 49,668 internally displaced persons received shelter materials, including the emergency shelter kit this year
- 17,600 Individuals from refugee and Yemeni host communities accessed essential health care services this year

Operational Context

19 Sep 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

19 September 2017

19 Sep 2017 description

This autumn, the Government will present Sweden’s largest aid budget ever. In a time when aid is needed more than ever, the money will be used to address the biggest challenges of our time: the humanitarian crisis, sustainable development, peace and human rights, sexual and reproductive health and rights, gender equality and achieving the 2030 Agenda.

19 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

Around the world, there are too many refugee children who haven’t just lost their homes, they’re also losing their futures every single day.

More than half of all the refugee children in the world – 3.5 million children – aren’t in school.

19 Sep 2017 description
report CARE

By: Valeria Sau

An unprecedented drought is affecting East Africa and it is not expected to end any time soon. That means there are more hard times ahead – but from what I saw on my recent visit, the people of South Sudan and Somalia are determined (with CARE’s help and thanks to the generosity of the UK public) to get through it.

18 Sep 2017 description

Section I: Introduction

A. Background

Somalia has been at war since 1991, when clan-based warlords overthrew dictator Siad Barre and then turned on each other. This civil war led to the collapse of the rule of law and governance structures. This situation became a breeding ground for radicalisation and militia groups who gained control of parts of the country. The most significant of these groups is Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group linked to Al-Qaeda.

18 Sep 2017 description

I. Presentation

The UNSOM Strategic Communications and Public Affairs Group (SCPAG) conducted a robust civic education and information outreach campaign about the 2016 electoral process. This campaign took place in the second half of 2016, targeting the Somali general public and media outlets.

The multi-pronged campaign consisted of six major strands:

Communications support to the Federal Indirect Electoral Implementation Team (FIEIT)