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20 Jul 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Over 600,000 refugee children are now enrolled in formal education across Turkey (94% of target); of these, more than 356,600 refugee children have benefitted from a UNICEF-supported conditional cash transfer for education payment (110% of target).

• More than 109,000 refugees and migrants have accessed UNICEFsupported protection spaces across the country (73% of target), and over 34,000 children are participating in structured psychosocial support programmes (43% of target).

20 Jul 2018 description
report European Union

EU Frontex

In the first half of 2018, the total number of irregular border crossings into the EU nearly halved from a year ago to about 60 430, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

In June, some 13 100 irregular crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 56% fewer than in the same month of last year.

Western Mediterranean

18 Jul 2018 description

by Reuters
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 12:59 GMT

The boat that sank was carrying around 160 migrants (Recasts with coast guard statement)

ANKARA, July 18 (Reuters) - Nineteen people died when a boat carrying 150 migrants sank off the coast of northern Cyprus and rescuers were searching for 25 other people, Turkey's coast guard said on Wednesday.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

17 Jul 2018 description

Overview of Migrant Situation in Turkey

According to the latest available figures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are more than 3.9 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking international protection.

17 Jul 2018 description

KIZILAYKART is a cash-based assistance tool designed to provide support to the most vulnerable foreigners in a dignified way. Assistances are delivered to the beneficiaries via the KIZILAYKART Platform. The platform is designed to enable the simultaneous implementation of multiple cash assistance programmes.
Foreigners who are eligible against eligibility criteria and living under International Protection, Temporary Protection or humanitarian residence in Turkey can benefit from the programmes within the platform.

17 Jul 2018 description

The international community cannot abandon the Afghan people who have fled conflict and violence at a time when civilian casualties continue at record highs, Amnesty International said today, calling on governments to halt forced returns to Afghanistan.

According to UN figures just released, 1,692 people were killed in the first six months of 2018 – more than at any comparable period of time since records began being compiled a decade ago. Over that same period of time, 3,430 people were also injured.

16 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary

The year 2017 was poignantly marked by numerous humanitarian dramas around the world. From devastating natural disasters to deadly conflicts, Télécoms Sans Frontières has remained mobilised and adapted its response to the specific needs of the affected populations, introducing new and innovative means of providing communications aid.

16 Jul 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch
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(Istanbul) – Turkish authorities in Istanbul and nine provinces on or near the Syrian border have stopped registering all but a handful of recently arrived Syrian asylum seekers. The suspension is leading to unlawful deportations, coerced returns to Syria, and the denial of health care and education.

14 Jul 2018 description

The infrastructure development and technical support in 4 municipalities in Gaziantep, Hatay, Kilis and Şanlıurfa help to better cope and recover from the impact of displacement.

13 Jul 2018 description


  • SARG, GoRF military offensive displaces up to 325,000 people in southern Syria, impedes humanitarian access

  • An estimated 1.5 million people remain in HTR areas of Syria, including 8,100 people in besieged locations

  • UN, SARC deliver humanitarian aid for 108,000 people in Ar Rastan for first time since SARG recapture in May


12 Jul 2018 description

2,400 people arrived by sea and 1,100 by land this month. The shortage of accommodation countrywide has led to overcrowding in some mainland sites while in Lesvos, Chios and Samos, 11,400 live in centres intended for 5,100. Many sleep in makeshift shelter while the high, summer temperatures increased hardship particularly for the vulnerable. Overcrowding and limited services increase protection risks. UNHCR’s top official urged authorities to find accommodation, ease overcrowding, boost services and improve living conditions.

11 Jul 2018 description

I. Introduction: The energy challenge in crisis contexts

Sustainable energy is a critical element for achieving goals of immediate recovery and longer-term resilience in fragile and crisis contexts. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Arab region, where countries have experienced an expansion of conflict, drought and an unprecedented level of displacement. The ability of communities to cope with and rapidly recover from crisis hinges in many ways on their ability to regain sustainable access to energy.

10 Jul 2018 description

Demonstrations dominated the events reported last week in several countries across the region including in Bahrain, Iran, and Turkey. In Syria, intense activity was reported in Dar’a governorate last week as the government and its allies continued their offensive against rebel and Islamist factions, while parallel offensives in Idleb and northern Hama governorates also continued. Meanwhile, Syrian Democratic Forces conducted security operations in Syria’s Al-Hasakeh governorate targeting Islamic State (IS) militants.

10 Jul 2018 description

The Regional Situation Report for the Syria Crisis offers a bird’s eye view of UNFPA’s operations within the context of the Syria Crisis.

The report is prepared by the UNFPA Regional Syria Response Hub in Amman, Jordan, and spans operations conducted by UNFPA offices in Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to operations conducted in Syria through crossborder modalities from Jordan and Turkey.

10 Jul 2018 description


There is a growing interest within academic and policy circles surrounding the roles played by local faith communities (LFCs) and faith based organisations (FBOs) in responding to displacement.i This trend contrasts with some of the significant negative and secular assumptions that typically frame mainstream humanitarian engagements with faith groups.