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23 May 2018 description
  • Out of 916,678 registered refugees in Ethiopia, 65,750 are in need of resettlement in 2018.
  • UNHCR Ethiopia’s resettlement submissions target for 2018 is 4,240 individuals to the USA, New Zealand, Sweden and Canada.
  • To date, 833 refugees were referred to the RSC for onward submission to resettlement countries. 575 refugees have been submitted and 230 departed to resettlement.


13 Mar 2018 description
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As Iraq transitions out of crisis, families affected by conflict face new and diverse challenges. While millions of Iraqis are rebuilding their lives, an estimated 8.7 million people are still in need of lifesaving assistance. Some 2.3 million people are displaced and many of the 3.5 million people who returned to their homes remain vulnerable.

08 Feb 2018 description
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Baghdad – The Government of The Kingdom of Sweden has contributed an additional US$ 12 million (SEK 100 million) to UNDP's Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS), which finances initiatives for rapid stabilization of areas liberated from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). This brings Sweden's total contribution since 2015 to US$ 26 million (SEK 212.1 million).

17 Jan 2018 description

H.E. Ambassador to Sweden Mr. Hans Henric Lundquist and First Secretary Ms. Anna Saleem Hogberg have met today with UNDP Country Director Dr. Selva Ramachandran where they have discussed Sweden’s Global Strategy for Cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (2017-2021) and explored potential areas for future implementation in Sudan.

Sweden’s Strategy for Cooperation with UNDP outlines Sweden’s contribution to economic, democratic and human development around the world and its strong commitment to realizing the Sustainable Global Goals (SDGs).

27 Oct 2017 description

De acuerdo a la decisión de la Junta Asesora del Fondo Humanitario de Colombia se realizó una Ronda de Financiamiento para emergencias crónicas (3 proyectos por $150,000.00 ($450,000.00 en total con una duración por proyecto de 6 a 8 meses sin posibilidad de NCE).

13 Oct 2017 description

National Statement delivered by Ambassador Carl Skau on behalf of Sweden at the United Nations Security Council Debate on the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), 12 October 2017, New York.

Mr President,

I associate myself with the statement that will be made by the European Union later this morning.

22 Sep 2017 description

International efforts in Afghanistan: Lessons from a whole-of-government response and the creation of Provincial Reconstruction Teams

22 Sep 2017 description

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

Ministers of Canada, Denmark, Egypt, European Union, France, Germany, Italy, Jordan, Netherlands, Norway, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States met September 18 to discuss Syria and related issues. They agreed on the following points, which will guide their united efforts:

19 Sep 2017 description

Situational overview:

Security situation remained volatile, though ceasefire violations decreased.

Protection concerns:

The Ministry of Social Policy issued a report on the implementation of the National Action Plan on Adaptat ion and Integration of IDPs for Q2 2017 .

Assistance provided:

In August , UNHCR provided non - food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,900 people.

Update On Achievements

Operational Context

11 Sep 2017 description

Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian areas.

Protection concerns: MPs registered a draft law that would de-link pension payments from IDP status.

Assistance provided: In July, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 600 people.


people reached through NFI assistance from UNHCR and partners in 2017.

04 Aug 2017 description


Arrivals in the Mediterranean from 01 January until 30 June 2017 total 102,847 (Greece, Italy, Spain and Cyprus, including arrivals to the Canary Islands and by land to Spain). This compares to 231,075 for the same period in 2016. In the first half of the year, 9,286 persons arrived in Greece by sea (158,377 arrived during same period in 2016, a decrease by 94%).

02 Aug 2017 description
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Situational overview: Security situation remained volatile, with continued targeting of civilian infrastructure.

Protection concerns: The Government passed amendments to revise criteria for inclusion in the targeted financial assistance programme.

Assistance provided: In June, UNHCR provided non-food items (NFIs) and emergency shelter assistance to more than 1,000 people.


29 Jul 2017 description

Many kids dream of seeing their school bulldozed, so it is no surprise that squeals of children’s delight rise above Sulangan Elementary School as an excavator tears down its dilapidated roof. What probably took weeks to go up comes down in mere minutes in an orchestrated safe demolition.


30 Mar 2017 description

By Jonathan Fowler

ISTANBUL, Turkey, 30 March 2017 – Refugees and migrants must be included in efforts to reduce the risk of disasters, experts said this week at a European conference.

A special session of the European Forum for Disaster Risk Reduction spotlighted their vulnerabilities in the face of natural and human-induced hazards, but underlined that they also have an important role to play in curbing impacts.

26 Jan 2017 description

La Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres –UNGRD-, participó de manera activa en el lanzamiento e inicio del proyecto “Fortalecimiento de capacidades institucionales y comunitarias para la recuperación rápida de medios de subsistencia ag​​ropecuarios, en zonas afectadas por el conflicto y eventos climáticos extremos, como estrategia para la generación de resiliencia y contribución a la construcción de paz”, el cual es implementado por la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Alimentación y la Agricultura, (FAO, por su sigla en inglés) y financiado por el Gobierno de …

17 Jan 2017 description

Mogadishu, 17 January, 2017 —The humanitarian community in Somalia is seeking US$864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017 plan was launched today in Mogadishu with calls to the international community for timely support to help bolster humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs. “The humanitarian situation remains grim for millions of Somalis.

17 Dec 2016 description

East Jerusalem, 01 December 2016 – The Government of Sweden and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People signed a SEK 40 million (USD 4.4 million) contribution to the Community Resilience and Development Programme (CRDP) in support of the Palestinian population living in Area C and East Jerusalem. The additional resources will bring Sweden’s total contribution to the CRDP programme to SEK 130 million.

22 Nov 2016 description

Zimbabwe - IOM Zimbabwe last week reported on the achievements of a Swedish-funded project to help vulnerable migrants and mobile communities in Zimbabwe. Thousands of undocumented Zimbabweans and other African migrants migrate from Zimbabwe to South Africa every year in search of work and many are returned.