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25 Sep 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 80,602 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 23 September, with 35,653 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, with this week’s arrivals Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined.

The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 133,465 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 302,175 at this point in 2016.

25 Sep 2018 description

BRUSSELS – Two years after its launch, the largest humanitarian relief programme in European Union (EU) history is supporting around 1.4 million refugees in Turkey. The scheme is funded entirely from the EU’s Facility for Refugees in Turkey (FRIT), generously supported by EU citizens through the Member States’ contribution.

25 Sep 2018 description

In 2017, around one in three school-age Syrian children were out of school inside Syria and the five host countries. Barriers to access and effective learning are complex and include beyond the education sector, a wide range of protection and socio-economic issues that contribute to negative coping mechanisms, such as child marriage, recruitment by armed forces, and child labour. No Lost Generation (NLG) partners have been working together to address challenges that children affected by the Syria crisis and their families face to access quality education opportunities.

25 Sep 2018 description
report IRIN

Slim prospects for moving on or earning a living put thousands of lives on hold

Eric Reidy, Freelance journalist and regular IRIN contributor

The Turkish city of Erzurum sits on an expansive green plain, ringed on all sides by towering mountains. Best known as a destination for winter sports enthusiasts, who flock here when snow blankets the nearby slopes, it is also a gateway for another set of visitors – Afghans uprooted by their country’s long and brutal war.

24 Sep 2018 description

UN Headquarters, New York, 24 September 2018

As delivered

We are here today because we all recognize that today’s humanitarian crises are pushing tens of millions of adolescent girls closer to the sharp edge of vulnerability. Humanitarian assistance must respond to the specific needs, vulnerabilities and capacities of adolescent girls if it is to be effective.

24 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers
- 1.52 m people assisted in August
- US$ 30.06 m distributed in multi-purpose cash in August
- US$ 1.51 m distributed through value vouchers in August
- US$ 7.3 m six months (September 2018 – February 2019) net funding requirements, representing 1% of total

Operational Context

20 Sep 2018 description


  • 1.8 million people assessed for cash assistance in 2018 so far.

  • 641,3421 individuals reached across the region in the first half of 2018, with USD 95 million distributed.

  • 48 per cent of Syrian refugee families in Egypt need to borrow money or purchase on credit to meet their basic needs, including healthcare.

  • USD 44 million urgently required to continue cash assistance to 456,000 Syrian refugees through . � the end of 2018.

20 Sep 2018 description
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Co-chairs' statement on the financial tracking report
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Post-conference financial tracking report

At the second "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" conference hosted by the EU in Brussels on 24-25 April 2018, the international community and the governments of refugee hosting countries came together to reaffirm their commitment to support the millions of civilians affected by the conflict in Syria as well as the refugees and communities generously hosting them.

19 Sep 2018 description

Iraqi Kurdistan and adjacent Kurdish regions were the site of increased activity last week as both Iran and Turkey continued to attack alleged enclaves of Kurdish rebels in the governorates of Erbil and Dahuk. In both Iraq and Iran, demonstrations were held by Kurds against these and other actions. Meanwhile, unrelated demonstrations continued throughout the Middle East, most noticeably in northwest Syria, where locals fear an upcoming regime offensive. In Yemen, fighting continues in several areas following the collapse of the Geneva talks earlier in the month.

19 Sep 2018 description


■ Over 1,400 families arrived and 2,700 families departed camps across Iraq, including to locations other than their areas of origin.

■ Authorities gave 45 families less than one day’s notice to vacate Al Jamea’a camp in Baghdad and move to locations in their area of origin or to Jeddah camp in Ninewa.

■ Increased restrictions on freedom of movement for IDPs living in Amriyeat Al Falujah (AAF) and Kilo 18 camps in Anbar have limited their access to markets, livelihood opportunities and services, including medical assistance.