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20 Jun 2018 description

As we mark World Refugee Day 2018 on June 20, governments confront humanitarian challenges of enormous proportion, with more than 68 million refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs) around the world. The U.S. government has long played a key role in helping meet the needs of refugees and IDPs. Thus, it is appropriate and important that Refugees International (RI) evaluates and offers a report card on the Trump administration’s progress on refugee and humanitarian protection.

20 Jun 2018 description

Rome, 20 June 2018 - Pope Francis has urged the global community to adopt a shared response to the global refugee situation that may be articulated in four words: welcome, protect, promote and integrate. This World Refugee Day, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) and Entreculturas are building upon Pope Francis’s words to advocate for refugee education with the campaign 4 Words to Open the World.

20 Jun 2018 description

Khartoum- 20 June 2018- (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees): On 20 June, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Sudan’s Commission for Refugees (COR) mark World Refugee Day 2018, to call for solidarity with refugees and other persons of concern. On this occasion, UNHCR would like to commend the historical and continuous hospitality offered by the people and Government of Sudan to the refugees who have been seeking safe haven in the country over the last five decades.

20 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

Executive Summary

All over the world, children are living lives with no clear future after being forced to flee their homes. Driven out by conflict, extreme poverty, droughts, food shortages, or political turmoil, they and their families live in refugee settlements, with host communities who themselves struggle to cope, in the shadows, in between laws and in the middle of chaos.

20 Jun 2018 description

What is FFA?

The most food-insecure people often live in fragile and degraded landscapes and areas prone to recurrent natural shocks and other risks.

Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) is one of the WFP’s flagship initiatives aimed at addressing most food-insecure people’s immediate food needs with cash, voucher or food transfers and improving their long-term food security and resilience.

20 Jun 2018 description

Key developments in Africa on the week of June 10th include the prevailing tensions in CAR, the spread of ethnic violence in Ethiopia, the insurgencies in the Sudans, and the political disorder in Uganda and Zimbabwe.

20 Jun 2018 description

Ongoing fuel shortage across Sudan hindering refugee operations.

Delayed site extensions for refugee camps in East Darfur.

Heavy rains damage shelters and refugee school in South Kordofan.

Population Update

  • OVER 2,600 SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEES ARRIVE IN MAY – Decreasing new arrival flows continued through May, with 2,641 refugees arriving to East Darfur, White Nile, West Kordofan and South Kordofan. This brings total new arrivals in 2018 so far to 20,327.

20 Jun 2018 description

Total number of refugees* - 763,144

Pre-Dec 2013 refugees - 352,212

Post-Dec 2013 refugees - 410,932

Total arrivals in 2018 - 20,327

Total arrivals in Apr 2018 - 2,642

*Additional sources estimate a total of 1.3 million South Sudanese refugees in Sudan; however, data requires verification.

20 Jun 2018 description

Context

The Wau PoC area adjacent to UNMISS was established in June 2016, following violence in Site location and around Wau town, making it the most recently established PoC in South Sudan. In April 2017, an outbreak of violence resulted in a major influx, at which point IOM conducted an exercise to biometric register IDPs for food assistance, which recorded the population at 39,156. As of May 2018, the population now stands at 20,373.

20 Jun 2018 description

Background

The Wau collective sites were established in June 2016 following violent clashes in and around Wau town. Currently there are four Collective Centers, Cathedral, Nazareth, Lokoloko and St. Joseph. Since then the protection centres have been protecting thousands of people. A fifth collective site, ECS was established in February 2017 hosting IDPs mainly from Jur River following clashes in the area. In April 2017, all IDPs were evicted from ECS and the site closed, with some IDPs being moved to Masna, 7km south of Wau town.

20 Jun 2018 description

A l’occasion de la Journée mondiale du réfugié (20 juin), le Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés (HCR) a souligné l’importance d’un soutien aux régions reculées de la République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) qui hébergent un nombre croissant de réfugiés.

20 Jun 2018 description
  • During the month of May 2018, 11,466 persons from South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Burundi and other countries, arrived in Uganda—the majority from South Sudan.

  • Refugees from South Sudan report fleeing primarily out of fear of being killed by fighters from either side of the conflict inside the country, while those from DRC report violence related to the upcoming elections as main reason for departure.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Save the Children

This year we could unlock education’s unique power to help refugees – but only if we know exactly how we are going to do it and where the money is going to come from. That’s why, for World Refugee Day, Save the Children has released a new report – a practical global plan to get every refugee child into school.

20 Jun 2018 description
report CHS Alliance

South Sudan has a sporadic and inconsistent phone network inaccessible in many parts of the country. Radios and televisions are rare. Villages are spread out and isolated. The ability to share messages with the population of South Sudan is severely hindered by the lack of infrastructure and difficult terrain. This context creates a challenging situation for Medair as it works to not only provide services but to also encourage change and build resilience at the household level.

19 Jun 2018 description

New York 19 June 2018 As delivered

Your Excellency Vice-President Mattila,

As delivered Distinguished delegates. Ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your excellent leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and the ECOSOC Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators, Switzerland and Zambia, for their stewardship of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution.

19 Jun 2018 description

Since the outbreak of civil war in South Sudan in 2013, Uganda has offered a place of safety to more than 1 million people fleeing the conflict since July 2017. More than 85% of the refugees are women and children. Meryll Patois, HI’s rehabilitation technical advisor in Uganda outlines the needs of South Sudanese refugees and the services that our teams are providing.

Caring for the most vulnerable

19 Jun 2018 description

When Nyantau Machoch and her six children arrived in eastern Ethiopia’s Jewi refugee camp, they were relieved and grateful to receive nutrient-packed biscuits, the first food they had eaten in days. The family had traveled through the bush on foot from their home in war-torn South Sudan, as gunshots rang out around them. They survived on leaves and wild fruits, which filled their stomachs but made them sick.

19 Jun 2018 description

Ginebra (CICR) – El número de conflictos armados no internacionales aumentó a más del doble desde principios de siglo, según datos del Comité Internacional de la Cruz Roja (CICR).

No solo hay más conflictos, sino también más partes en un conflicto. En los últimos seis años, han surgido más grupos armados que en los 60 años anteriores.

Como consecuencia, se observa un aumento del peligro para los civiles y un reto aún mayor para los trabajadores humanitarios.