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16 Oct 2018 description

Ljubljana – With the arrival of the last group of resettled refugees at Jože Pučnik Airport on Wednesday, 10 October, the first Slovenian resettlement programme was completed.

Slovenia implemented its first ever refugee resettlement programme with the support of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, by resettling 34 Syrian refugees from Turkey to Slovenia in 2018. The refugee resettlement programme came into effect after the signing of a Framework Agreement between the IOM, the UN Migration Agency and the Slovenian government in April 2018.

16 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 88,736 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 14 October, with 40,598 to Spain, the leading destination this year. In fact, since late September’s arrivals were reported, Spain in 2018 has now received via the Mediterranean more irregular migrants than it did throughout all the years 2015, 2016 and 2017 combined. Spain’s numbers for the year are slightly higher than the figure printed (see chart below) and reflect arrivals only through last Wednesday.

15 Oct 2018 description

The second annual WHO Summer School on Refugee and Migrant Health recently brought together more than 80 participants from nearly 20 countries around the globe to exchange experiences and best practices related to improving the health and well-being of migrants and refugees.

The participants came from European countries as well as North and South America, Africa, and East Asia. They were guided by a faculty of 35 leading experts in the field during the week-long event held in Palermo, Italy, on 24–28 September 2018.

Trends and health conditions

15 Oct 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

"Access to education is a fundamental human right. It is essential to the acquisition of knowledge and to the full development of the human personality, as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states. More than that, education makes us more resilient and independent individuals."
Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

15 Oct 2018 description

Turkey, hosting around 4 million vulnerable foreigners, has the largest refugee population than any other country in the world. Most of the refugee population living in Turkey is consisted of vulnerable children and women. CCTE Programme which is implemented in close partnership with Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, As of September 2018, CCTE beneficiaries who received Ministry of National Education and UNICEF aims to payment at least once, reached approximately 376 remove financial barriers of poor families who have Thousand nationwide. school-aged children.

14 Oct 2018 description

$578.0 million UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

35% funded

12 Oct 2018 description

Zagreb – Forty-four Syrian refugees landed safely in Zagreb on Wednesday and Thursday (10-11 October) after leaving Turkey as a part of Croatia’s first ever resettlement programme, which was launched last year.

The refugees who arrived over these two days (20 landed on Wednesday, 24 on Thursday) represent the fourth group resettled with the assistance of IOM, the UN Migration Agency, which is supporting the Republic of Croatia’s initiative to accept a total of 150 refugees from Turkey.

12 Oct 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 88,049 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2018 through 10 October, with 40,598 to Spain, the leading destination this year. The region’s total arrivals through the recent weekend compare with 142,301 arrivals across the region through the same period last year, and 318,791 at this point in 2016.

Spain, with 46 per cent of all arrivals through the current year, continues to receive seaborne migrants in October at a volume approaching three times that of Greece and about eight times that of Italy.

12 Oct 2018 description
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Sea arrivals peaked this month with 4,000 people. Land arrivals through Evros also increased to 1,400. Some mainland camps are overcrowded while the situation is worse in islands’ reception centres, especially those of Samos and Lesvos. The dire conditions can have serious consequences for asylumseekers’ health, safety and protection, especially for children and other vulnerable people. The Government partners increased accommodation in the mainland and transferred more people from the islands with UNHCR’s support.

11 Oct 2018 description

Overview and developments

Between 1 January and 30 September 2018, 20,948 refugees and migrants arrived in Italy by sea, an 80 per cent decrease compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (105,418). In September 2018, just under 950 refugees and migrants reached Italian shores, an 85 per cent reduction compared to 6,291 sea arrivals in September 2017. Monthly sea arrivals numbers in September 2018 were the lowest since February 2013.

10 Oct 2018 description

BERLIN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week welcomes a generous contribution of US$218 m (€185 m) from Germany to continue providing a lifeline of support for Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict.

10 Oct 2018 description

Promoting Livelihoods and Self-Reliance

In line with the strategy developed within the framework of the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) for Turkey, expanding livelihood and job opportunities for Syrians and refugees of other nationalities in Turkey is a strategic objective of UNHCR in an effort to support self-reliance as a prerequisite to any durable solution.

10 Oct 2018 description

Working in Partnership with the Directorate General of Migration Management

10 Oct 2018 description

Throughout the Middle East last week, rates of political violence have remained relatively unchanged compared to the week prior — with the exception of Israel and Palestine, where reports of increased casualties and instances of cross-border violence signal a lack of diplomatic progress. In Turkey and Iraq, fighting against militants continued, while in Iran the economic situation was met with more labour strikes and demonstrations.

09 Oct 2018 description

The conflict in Syria has created one of the most severe and protracted humanitarian crises in the world today. Millions have been displaced both inside the country and outside as refugees, especially in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The crisis continues to devastate the country and shows few signs of letting up in the near future.

Even in these circumstances, UNFPA believes that every Syrian woman, adolescent girl and child has the right to reproductive health and protection from gender-based violence.

09 Oct 2018 description
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An eerie calm has descended on Syria’s Idlib governorate, the largest remaining part of the country where numerous armed groups face the Syrian government and its Russian ally. Gone are the Syrian and Russian fighter jets that were relentlessly bombing the area, threatening to trigger a massive new refugee flow towards the sealed Turkish border manned by soldiers who have shot people trying to cross without permission.