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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.
24 Jul 2017 description
Most of the children in Italy were lone boys from West and Horn of Africa who made the decision to migrate individually, while 91% of children in Greece arrived with their family.
09 Jun 2017 description
“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.
02 Jun 2017 description
UN Secretary General called on donors to urgently increase their assistance, as humanitarian aid, including food aid, is a "lifeline" for tens of thousands of refugees from Western Sahara.
07 Apr 2017 description
IFRC and ACAPS report envisages four different outcomes over the next six months, primarily focused on security in Libya and possible repercussions for Italy and Spain.
23 Aug 2016 description
As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.
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.
09 Mar 2016 description
Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to an FAO report released Wednesday.
11 Dec 2015 description
The number of fatalities in the Aegean has also risen in December. The total number of recorded migrant deaths in the Mediterranean this year now stands at 3,671.
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.
11 Nov 2015 description
The recent heavy and widespread rains in northwest Africa, Horn of Africa and Yemen could favour desert locust breeding, FAO warns. Potential effects are a major threat to food security.
09 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN
As other options narrow, a small but growing number of Syrians are attempting a new and circuitous route to Europe: flying first to Mauritania and then travelling overland through the Sahara.
23 Oct 2015 description
Heavy rains and flooding have caused widespread damage to five camps providing shelter to some 90,000 of the most vulnerable Sahrawi refugees in south-west Algeria’s arid Tindouf region.
01 Oct 2015 description
UNHCR is planning for up to 700,000 people seeking safety and international protection in Europe in 2015 and requesting funds that can be allocated as flexibly as possible in light of the fast-evolving situation.
28 Apr 2015 description
report Oxfam
Forty years after the crisis began, the social pressures on the people who live in these camps - and the problems concerning their humanitarian situation - are becoming ever more unbearable.
24 Oct 2014 description
Refugee children in the region suffer immensely as a result of conflict and displacement. The number of refugees has doubled in the last four years and more than half are children.
12 May 2014 description
The May 2014 edition of ACLED’s Conflict Trends Report examines the tactics, geographic similarities, and the socio-political environments in which both groups operate.
21 Mar 2014 description
report World Bank
The Middle East and North Africa is the most water scarce region in the world, and its water stress is likely to worsen. Governments are now under pressure to implement disaster risk management plans.
14 Mar 2014 description
The interplay of natural disasters, rapid urbanization, water scarcity, and climate change has emerged as a serious challenge for policy and planning.
13 Feb 2014 description
Many people who are displaced, or become ‘trapped’, in the context of diverse humanitarian crises do not fit well within existing legal, policy and operational frameworks for the protection of refugees and IDPs.