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16 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 103,347 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 November. Spain topped 50,440 – more irregular arrivals to Spain through 45 weeks of 2018 than all arrivals during the past three years combined.

This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 mark, although this year’s totals are low compared to those at this time in 2017 (156,708) and 2016 (343,158).

16 Nov 2018 description


As of the end of September 2018, the Ministry of National Education reported that 615,989 Syrian children were enrolled in formal education programmes and it is expected that numbers will continue to increase during on-going school enrolment during October. The total number of school-aged children has risen from 976,200 for the 2017/2018 school year to 1,047,536 for the 2018/2019 school year. The number of children out of school increased to more than 400,000.

16 Nov 2018 description

JE: Thank you very much, we just completed a Humanitarian Task Force meeting. It was a meeting where we had some rare moments of feeling that we achieved, through humanitarian diplomacy, what we have so many times before failed to.

15 Nov 2018 description
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Burkina Faso

02 October 2018: In Ouro-Aou village, Est region, a primary school was ransacked by Islamic State militants. No further details specified. Source: ACLED

Democratic Republic of the Congo

15 Nov 2018 description


During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

14 Nov 2018 description
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Threats and violence affecting emergency care


South Africa

06 October 2018: In Mthatha town, King Sabata Dalindyebo municipality, two unidentified gunmen hijacked an ambulance with a driver still in it parked outside the Libode Clinic. Hours later, the police found the driver tied up in a forest and the ambulance abandoned nearby. Source:
Sowetan Live


The Philippines

13 Nov 2018 description

Turkey's Humanitarian Response in Afrin

Since the Operation Olive Branch was commenced, The Republic of Turkey Ministry of Interior Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), Turkish Red Crescent and other Turkish NGOs have delivered humanitarian aid to the people in acute need living in 337 different locations of Afrin.

13 Nov 2018 description

90% of the active health partners reported [43/48].

46 of the sub districts reached in fifth governorates (Idleb, Aleppo, Hama, Lattakia and Al-Hasakeh.

Over 1.03 M outpatient consultations provided by the health partners, showing an increase of 13% as compared to previous month, 13% of the total provided by mobile services.

Over 1.06 M medical procedures provided. 8% of the total served in hard to reach areas.

Over 11,100 cases referred for specialized/secondary health care. 8% of the cases referred to Turkey.

13 Nov 2018 description


The Humanitarian Response Plan / Humanitarian Needs Overview (HRP/HNO) Workshop was held 19-20 September and over 100 participants took note of the preliminary humanitarian planning figures identified (population, IDPs, returnees) and to use these figures to help formulate 2019 sector People in Need (PiN) and severity and complement sectorspecific data. The projected figures are:

• 1.2 - 1.5 million IDP returns

• 250,000 refugee returns

• 960,000 – 1.2 million IDP movements

13 Nov 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 102,611 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 11 November, including 49,912 to Spain, the region’s most active destination point this year, with just under 49 per cent of all 2018 arrivals. This marks the fifth straight year arrivals of irregular migrants and refugees have topped the 100,000 benchmark – although in all previous years that arrival threshold was reached earlier in the year.

13 Nov 2018 description

The Facility for Refugees in Turkey, which supports refugees and their Turkish hosting communities, has provided a swift response to the crisis in challenging circumstances, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors. The humanitarian projects have helped refugees to address their basic needs but have not always delivered the expected value for money, say the auditors.

12 Nov 2018 description
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According to UNHCR, 5,606,895 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people per day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day. Children now make up 45% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,523,103 refugee children in the region.

12 Nov 2018 description

Turkey Resilience Project in response to the Syria Crisis (TRP), financed by EU and implemented by UNDP, was officially launched in Ankara with a high-level event. The €50m-budget project aims to deliver comprehensive and sustainable solutions to the problems of Syrians displaced due to the Syrian crisis and now living in Turkey and of the host communities. Focusing on job creation, strengthening municipal services and Turkish language training, the Project is financed by the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (EUTF).

11 Nov 2018 description

Sanad for Peacebuilding (Sanad), an independent Iraqi NGO, is pleased to announce that 1000 displaced families, both internally and internationally, have successfully returned to their homes in Al-Ayadhiya, a sub-district of Tal Afar. Many of these families have come from Turkey or from camps across Iraq, including Kirkuk and Mosul. Tal Afar, a city west of Mosul, has struggled with sectarian violence since 2003.