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18 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN

2017 saw a host of new and quickly deepening humanitarian crises from Southeast Asia to Africa. But behind this rising tide of forced displacement was an isolationist and xenophobic political backdrop that could render 2018 even worse, especially given the lack of diplomatic leverage and leadership required to resolve intractable conflicts.

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17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

16 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18855-GA/11999 16 JANUARY 2018

Following are UN Secretary‑General António Guterres’ remarks at the informal meeting of the General Assembly, in New York today:

Let me start by thanking all Member States, all of you for your support across our agenda.

15 Jan 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Jan 2018): 839
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 14 Jan 2017): 1,871
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 14 Jan 2018 839
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 14 Jan 2017 1,871
Average daily arrivals in January 2018 so far: 60
Average daily arrivals in December 2017: 0
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 14 Jan) 173
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 14 Jan) 226
Dead and missing in 2017 3,119

13 Jan 2018 description

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid,

and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union ('Overseas Association Decision')2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

11 Jan 2018 description

Between 1 January and 31 December 2017, 15,779 unaccompanied and separated children arrived in Italy by sea, representing 13% of all sea arrivals in this period. Similarly, 14 per cent of those arriving in the same period last year were UASC. The numbers of UASC arriving by sea, however, have decreased compared to last year, when over 25,846 UASC were registered at landing points.

11 Jan 2018 description

Key Figures

119,369 Sea Arrivals
15,779 UASC Sea Arrivals
130,180 Asylum applications
183,681 Persons in reception
11,464 Relocations

Overview and developments

10 Jan 2018 description

Libya continues to be the main transit point for departure from North Africa towards Europe. UNHCR's interventions 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. As of 31 December 2017, the Libyan Coast Guard rescued/intercepted a total of 15,358 people in different locations along the Libyan coast. 1,157 individuals were rescued/intercepted in December, 1,214 in November and 615 in October.

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

09 Jan 2018 description

CAR

Since 27 December 2017 fighting between armed groups in the town of Paoua and surrounding villages, near the border with Chad, displaced over 25,000 people. Around 20,000 people were displaced internally, and 5,600 refugees have been registered in southern Chad as of 5 January 2018. Shelter and NFIs, food, protection and WASH needs are reported among the displaced population. Fighting has ended in Paoua, but continues in surrounding areas.

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MYANMAR

08 Jan 2018 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 07 Jan 2018): 381
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 07 Jan 2017): 728
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 07 Jan 2018 381
Total arrivals 1 Jan - 07 Jan 2017 728
Average daily arrivals in January 2018 so far: 54
Average daily arrivals in December 2017: 0
Dead and missing in 2018 (as of 07 Jan) 0
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 07 Jan) 11
Dead and missing in 2017 3,081

04 Jan 2018 description

As terrorism, trafficking, atrocities, and the plight of refugees dominate today’s headlines, the seven bureaus and offices of the Department’s Under Secretariat for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights (J) are advancing American values and interests by protecting the security and rights of impacted citizens around the world. Below are a few of the accomplishments within the J Under Secretariat during 2017.

Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (CSO)

04 Jan 2018 description

Background

The Global Early Warning – Early Action (EWEA) report on food security and agriculture is developed by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The report is part of FAO’s EWEA system, which aims to translate forecasts and early warnings into anticipatory action.

03 Jan 2018 description

In the framework of the EU-TUR Statement. Source: Press Releases, Greek Ministry of Citizen Protection.

Overview

The vast majority of those returned to Turkey are nationals from countries other than Syria. The majority are Pakistani nationals (42 per cent of total). Syrians constitute 15 per cent of the total number of those returned, and are followed by Algerians, Bangladeshis and Afghans.