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25 Sep 2017 description

Ian Mitchell and Anita Käppeli

The level of challenge faced by Jordan and Moldova on refugees and migration is remarkable: while Jordan has welcomed over a million Syrian refugees, Moldova has a migration outflow equivalent to a quarter of its population. Without the option of closing their borders, the scale of these movements not only puts the challenge for developed countries into context, but provides important insights on the importance of planning, and of innovation in policy.

25 Sep 2017 description

Response to Corporate Emergencies
January - June 2017

Level 3 Emergency

South Sudan

WFP continues to provide vital humanitarian assistance to hard-to-reach locations across South Sudan. WFP conducted 1,314 airdrops delivering 36,263 mt of humanitarian cargo.


25 Sep 2017 description

This map illustrates shelters in the area of the Rukban border crossing on the Syrian-Jordanian border. Using a satellite image collected by the TripleSat satellite on 21 September 2017, UNOSAT located 9,777 probable shelters along the Jordanian side of the border, 25 kilometers southwest of the Al Waleed crossing. This is a 6.6 percent increase in apparent shelters visible compared to the previous UNOSAT analysis done using an image collected 26 June 2017.

25 Sep 2017 description
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• UNHCR Expand Servicess throughout Syria

• Shelter Response for Returnees

• UNHCR Mission to Daraa

• UNHCR Rehabilitates Damaged Schools in Eastern Aleppo

• Response in Camps in Northeast

• CBI For Back to School

25 Sep 2017 description

Concludes General Debate on the Universal Periodic Review

The Human Rights Council this morning held a general debate on the human rights situation in Palestine and other occupied Arab territories. It also concluded the general debate on the Universal Periodic Review.

The Council started the general debate on the Universal Periodic Review on Friday, 22 September, and a summary can be found here.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children

A dramatic increase in the numbers of refugees arriving to the Greek islands is creating high levels of overcrowding, leading to squalid living conditions.

Arrivals to the islands are now at their highest rate since March 2016.

Trapped in refugee camps, up to 16 people are forced to sleep in five-person tents while babies have to sleep on the floor.

This level of overcrowding puts children at immense risk. There have been reports of violent outbreaks in some camps, including abuse against children.

25 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

In August, there were approximately 12 200 detections of illegal border crossings on the four main migratory routes into the EU as the number of migrants arriving in Italy fell by almost two-thirds from the previous month. Meanwhile, Spain continued to see the heavy migratory pressure.

The total number of detections on the four main migratory routes in the first eight months of 2017 fell by two-thirds from the same period of last year to approximately 142 700.

Central Mediterranean

25 Sep 2017 description


  • Syria: During the reporting period, IOM’s health interventions reached over 30,000 beneficiaries with primary healthcare, mobility aids, dialysis kits, hearing aid services, and diabetic measurement devices. Furthermore, the Miznaz Reception Centre in Atareb was declared open to receive IDPs on 25 August.

25 Sep 2017 description

Key figures

823,260 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 2016.

703,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

25 Sep 2017 description

Milan Kieffer, 24, student at Strate design school (France) has just returned from Lebanon where he set up an insulation project developed in partnership with SOLIDARITÉS INTERNATIONAL and VINCI. The issue was to develop a response to the refugees’ thermal comfort. Lebanon welcomed more than 1.5 million refugees, 15% of which are living in more than 4,000 informal camps.

Could you describe your project and its benefits?

25 Sep 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Syria: Coalition Airstrikes Killed Dozens Near Raqqa

Concerns of Inadequate Precautions by US-Led Coalition

25 Sep 2017 description
report European Union

The European Union will organise a second Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region in spring 2018. This was announced yesterday by High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini during a high-level event on the Syria crisis, hosted by the EU in the margins of the 72nd UN General Assembly in New York and attended by close to 50 countries and partners.

25 Sep 2017 description
report Kuwait News Agency

AMMAN, Sept 24 (KUNA) -- A humanitarian convoy carrying relief supplies entered the city of Harasta in Damascus's countryside, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Sunday.

24 Sep 2017 description
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No less than 2,286 Civilians Killed, Including 674 Children and 504 Women

SNHR has released its 13th report, entitled “The Bloody Price” on the third anniversary of the start of the international coalition forces’ intervention in Syria.

24 Sep 2017 description

The Netherlands will contribute €1.5 million to the United Nations’ mechanism to collect evidence of atrocities committed in Syria since 2011, foreign minister Bert Koenders announced on Thursday. The minister is attending the UN General Assembly in New York.

The UN set up the Syria Investigative Mechanism in late 2016. Staff will collect and analyse evidence of the most serious crimes. They will also draw up case files that can be used in criminal proceedings at a later date.

24 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly


Assemblée générale Plénière
Soixante-douzième session, 19e à 22e séances plénières, Matin, après-midi & soir,

Le Ministre des affaires étrangères de la République populaire démocratique de Corée affirme que son programme nucléaire est purement dissuasif

Moyen-Orient, Soudan du Sud, Yémen, Myanmar et essor du terrorisme: face à la multiplication des conflits et des défis sur la scène internationale, de nombreux États Membres ont appelé aujourd’hui à une réforme urgente de l’Organisation des Nations Unies.

24 Sep 2017 description
report UN General Assembly


General Assembly Plenary
Seventy-second Session, 19th to 22nd Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

Small Island States Concerned about Access to Financial Markets, Illegal Fishing

Security, human rights and international law took centre stage at the General Assembly today, with States diverging over how best to preserve their stability in the face of existential threats, as the 193-member body entered the fifth day of its annual high-level debate.

23 Sep 2017 description


During August 2017, 12 incidents of violence against health care were reported.

Of these, three have been verified and nine are still being verified as seven of them in besieged or hard to reach areas. Among the verified attacks, two incidents were identified on specialized pediatric and maternity hospitals.