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19 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

1 43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

109,915 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017 2

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017

Population Movements

19 Oct 2017 description

Arrivals increased in August to 3,600 people arriving mainly to Samos, Lesvos, and Chios. The majority were from Syria and Iraq, while 62 per cent are women and children.

Asylum-seekers are staying amidst deteriorating conditions in overcrowded sites on Samos,
Lesvos, and Chios despite UNHCR transfers to the mainland doubling this month.

As national authorities assume full management of services in the hotspots,
UNHCR called for further robust action and urgent deployment of more staff.

18 Oct 2017 description
report World Bank, GFDRR

Introduction

In 2014, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) launched the Global Program for Safer Schools (GPSS). Through the GPSS, GFDRR support programs designed to establish safer school facilities in countries where the government has firmly commited to a reform or investment program in the education sector. GFDRR provides technical assistance to ensure that such education sector programs finance safer school facilities.

18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond

Introduction

This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Between January and September 2017, close to 140,000 refugees and migrants arrived on European shores. Although two-thirds of them came through the Central Mediterranean Route, the Eastern Mediterranean Route has recorded a recent spike in sea crossings to Greece (including 4,239 children in three months) coupled with new arrivals through the Western Mediterranean Route and the Black Sea.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

AVANT-PROPOS

Les écarts de richesse se sont creusés de façon disproportionnée. Des milliards de personnes restent bloquées en bas de l’échelle, privées de leurs droits fondamentaux et sans espoir d’une vie meilleure, tandis qu’en haut, les ressources et les privilèges croissent à un rythme effréné. Le monde s’éloigne ainsi un peu plus chaque jour de la vision d’égalité exprimée dans la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

PRÓLOGO

En el mundo actual, la disparidad en la distribución de la riqueza ha aumentado de manera alarmante. Miles de millones de personas se mantienen en los quintiles más pobres, con lo que se vulneran sus derechos humanos y se truncan sus posibilidades de una vida mejor. En el extremo opuesto, los recursos y privilegios crecen a un ritmo desenfrenado que aleja al mundo del ideal de igualdad consagrado en la Declaración Universal de Derechos Humanos.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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FOREWORD

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic Norwegian Refugee Council

SUMMARY 29 September 2017 was the last day for the NRC Chios office. NRC’s Chios operations ceased on 31 July in line with the transition to the Greek government assuming full management of provision of services on the islands. NRC has assisted displaced people on the Greek island of Chios since 2015, supporting 35,000 refugees and migrants in its first three months.

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 15 October, 4,275 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,855 were housed in 18 governmental centres (below chart as well as our Joint Assessment of Government Centres refer).

17 Oct 2017 description

Statement by Ms. Virginia Gamba, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Arria Formula Meeting on the issue of attacks on schools.

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Excellencies, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen,

16 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

108,764 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

14,500 estimated refugees and migrants in Sabratha and surrounding areas

Funding

USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

16 Oct 2017 description

Justin Sandefur and Divyanshi Wadhwa

“There are better ways to improve test scores,” “food is expensive,” “most kids would eat anyway,” and other counterarguments contain some truth, but fail to overturn the basic economic logic of free, universal school feeding in poor countries.