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12 Nov 2017 description

Total (observed) arrivals – October: 1,017
Total (observed) arrivals - September: 673

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - October: 69
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - September: 28

Total occupancy of government centres – end October: 4,100
Total occupancy of government centres - end September: 3,900

12 Nov 2017 description

12 November, 2017, Cairo, Egypt - Up to 400 000 people remain besieged in eastern Ghouta in Rural Damascus, where they face deteriorating humanitarian, health, and security conditions. More than 240 people require urgent advanced medical care, including 29 priority patients (mostly children) in critical condition who need immediate medical evacuation.

12 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

987,648 IDPs in Ninewa (including as a result of the Mosul military operation)

110,478 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in Hawiga (Kirkuk) and Shirqat (Salah al-Din)

67,026 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in west Anbar

709,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

12 Nov 2017 description

ABU DHABI, 11th November, 2017 (WAM) -- The UAE is attaching great importance to alleviating the burden and improving the living conditions of the Syrian refugees all over the world, said H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra and Chairman of the Emirates Red Crescent, ERC.

11 Nov 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

GA/SPD/657

GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH COMMITTEE

SEVENTY-SECOND SESSION, 28TH MEETING (AM)

Concluding its work for the main part of the seventy‑second session, the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) approved 10 draft resolutions today, of which 9 related to Israeli practices in the occupied Arab territories and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

10 Nov 2017 description

Toronto, ON- The medical situation in Ghouta is deteriorating rapidly. Two more infants died this week from lack of medication and malnutrition. Maram, a one year old, died from lack of medication for renal failure.

Another baby, Mutasam, also one, died from lack of medication and malnutrition. A total of five infants have died in the past few weeks either from malnutrition or inadequate access to medical care and medicine.

10 Nov 2017 description

The Administrative Court of Mytilene restricted automatic detention of asylum seekers on the Eastern Aegean islands with a view of their return to Turkey under the EU Turkey deal. In three decisions from October, the court found that the applicants’ detention was unlawful, on insufficiently justified grounds in two cases and on wrong grounds in a third case.

10 Nov 2017 description

Key figures

204,458
Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

301,988
returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,608
registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

114,112
persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Funding

USD 75.5 M
requested in 2017

Highlights

10 Nov 2017 description

Argentina is among a group of countries in South America that have agreed to accept more resettled refugees.

By Frederick Bernas in Córdoba, Argentina | 10 November 2017

Tony Kassab had little idea what the future held when he fled his home in the Syrian city of Homs and arrived in Argentina last year.

The 26-year-old was granted a humanitarian visa under the country’s new programme for Syrian refugees and he is now managing a takeaway restaurant which cooks Middle Eastern dishes for residents of the city of Córdoba.

10 Nov 2017 description

Overview

The Logistics Cluster enables global, regional and local actors to meet humanitarian needs.

Before crises, we work with the stakeholders in high-risk countries and regions to strengthen local capacities working with governments and local actors on system-wide preparedness and contingency planning.

In crises, where local capacities have been exceeded, we provide leadership, coordination, information and operational services.

10 Nov 2017 description

In October 2017, Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) recorded 4,093 deaths and injuries from explosive violence around the world, as reported in English-language media. Civilians accounted for 63% (2,592) of the deaths and injuries recorded.

When explosive violence was used in populated areas, 93% of all casualties were civilians, compared to 8% in other areas.

10 Nov 2017 description

GENEVA (10 November 2017) – The Government of Syria must allow the urgent evacuation of more than 430 patients trapped in a besieged rural area on the outskirts of Damascus, two UN human rights experts* have said.

Humanitarian supplies including food and medical supplies must also be allowed to reach hundreds of thousands of civilians trapped in the Eastern Ghouta area, said the Special Rapporteurs, building on the recent statement by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on the suffering of civilians in the region.

10 Nov 2017 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interverntions at disembarkation points in Libya focus on the provision of life-saving assistance and protection monitoring, to identify persons in need of international protection, as well as vulnerable individuals, such as unaccompanied and separated children, elderly, medical cases, women at risk or victims of trafficking.