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12 Sep 2017 description
UNICEF and the IOM analysed the journeys of 11,000 young migrants and refugees along the Central and Eastern Mediterranean routes to Europe.
11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
29 May 2017 description
The funding will support Afghan refugees and their families in Iran and Pakistan, help victims of conflict in Afghanistan and improve disaster risk management in Central Asia.
05 May 2017 description
The first comprehensive analysis, “At the Root of Exodus: Food security, conflict and international migration,” explores the role that food security and other factors play in compelling cross-border migration.
27 Feb 2017 description
Most of the 3.2 million people who were driven from their homes in the first half of 2016 found shelter in low or middle income countries, according to UNHCR.
08 Feb 2017 description
Humanitarian actors are primarily focusing their efforts on the needs of the Syrians, but the protection measures available to displaced persons of other nationalities are far fewer.
07 Jan 2017 description
To respond to the urgent humanitarian needs in Somalia, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Egypt and Libya, a total of €28.7 million has been allocated from the last reserves of the 2016 budget.
31 Oct 2016 description
“The use of cash-based assistance has been a real game changer in the way we help refugees and we have now decided to ... expand it to all our operations, where feasible” - UNHCR chief.
20 Sep 2016 description
Despite the number of crossings being 42% lower than in the same period last year (520,000), the number of people reported dead or missing is only 15% lower than the total for 2015 (3,771).
26 Jul 2016 description
It has become increasingly clear that children, many of them unaccompanied, are in the forefront of the crisis. In 2015 88,245 unaccompanied children applied for asylum in the EU; in May 2016 alone, 3,133 lone children arrived in Italy - UK government.
13 Jun 2016 description
UN refugee agency study finds the number of people in need of resettlement far surpasses the opportunities for placement in a third country.
03 Jun 2016 description
According to Amnesty, the large numbers of people have inevitably placed a strain both on Turkey's new asylum system and its capacity to meet people’s basic needs.
12 Apr 2016 description
The presence of recently discovered Desert Locust infestations in Yemen, where conflict is severely hampering control operations, poses a potential threat to crops in the region, FAO warns.
05 Apr 2016 description
The funding will be targeted at regions where children are at higher risk of being left out of school or having their education disrupted: East, Central and West Africa, the Middle East (especially Iraq and Syria), Asia, Ukraine, Central America and Colombia.
01 Mar 2016 description
Due to increased restrictions on transit via the official Balkan route, smuggling continues to pose protection risks to increasing numbers of migrants seeking alternative ways to reach the destination countries.
14 Dec 2015 description
Building on a partnership that has given more than 260,000 children access to primary school since 2012, the new EAC-funded programme will help enroll 450,000 more children in schools.
07 Dec 2015 description
Those making the journey to Europe are assisted by a rapidly proliferating set of smuggling networks that have shifting sets of motives, nationalities, ways of operating and levels of criminality.
24 Nov 2015 description
With refugees expected to continue arriving in Europe via Greece over the winter, it is imperative that the situation be managed so as to minimize the risks of new problems being created.
06 Oct 2015 description
After more than 35 years of conflict and with 2.6 million registered refugees remaining in 70 countries, Afghans are the world's largest protracted refugee population, said António Guterres.
17 Sep 2015 description
The 4th Regional Technical Group meeting on Disaster Management under the Heart of Asia regional cooperation initiative resulted in the development of a Confidence-Building Measure Road Map to support disaster risk reduction.