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19 Nov 2018 description

IOM works with national and local authorities to gain a better understanding of population movements throughout West and Central Africa. Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) allow IOM to quantify and qualify migration flows, trends, and routes, at entry, exit, and transit points (such as border crossing posts, bus stations, rest areas, police checkpoints and reception centres).

15 Nov 2018 description

The UK is doubling its support to the UN Peacebuilding Fund to help prevent conflicts from beginning in the first place, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt has announced.

DFID spends half of its aid in fragile states, such as Sudan and Iraq, and today’s package is part of a long-term strategy to build global peace and prosperity by tackling the underlying causes of instability.

Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt said:

15 Nov 2018 description

Overview

During the first nine months of 2018, just under 25,100 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement' to 19 countries in Europe.2 This is 24% less than the same period in 2017, but already two-thirds more than the average rate of 15,400 submissions per year during the previous 10 years.

10 Nov 2018 description
report Refugee Council

The Refugee Council warmly welcomes the news released by the Home Office today that Campsfield House immigration removal centre will close by May 2019. This closure will coincide with the end of its current management contract.

01 Nov 2018 description

Restrictions to Britain’s aid support to countries affected by crises and natural disasters that severely impact their economy are lifted

The UK has secured a significant change to the international aid rules which would allow high income countries, which experience economic shocks, caused by crises and natural disasters, to apply to receive ODA.

31 Oct 2018 description

Arrivals

88,250 in Q1-Q3 2018

143,500 in Q1-Q3 2017

Dead and Missing

1,866 in Q1-Q3 2018

2,685 in Q1-Q3 2017

31 Oct 2018 description

New research reveals vital role played by refugee-led community organisations in integration

New research published today by the Refugee Council highlights the key role that refugee-led community organisations (RCOs) and networks play in supporting refugees to integrate, and increasing refugee inclusion and participation in the UK.

30 Oct 2018 description

At 31 August 2018, there were 1303 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1227 in immigration detention on the mainland and 76 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 413 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 16,673 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E

29 Oct 2018 description

Contents

EiE RESEARCH ARTICLES

Fifi the Punishing Cat and Other Civic Lessons from a Lebanese Public Kindergarten School Thea Renda Abu El-Haj, Garene Kaloustian, Sally Wesley Bonet, and Samira Chatila

Pathways to Resilience in Risk-Laden Environments: A Case Study of Syrian Refugee Education in Lebanon Oula Abu-Amsha and Jill Armstrong

Special Sub-section on Education Administration in Postconflict Societies: Challenges and Opportunities

29 Oct 2018 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs - Education in emergencies writer

The Refugee Welcome Schools programme is being expanded and students are also sending aid to Syrian children.

Schoolchildren in UK cities are welcoming refugees and sending aid abroad as part of a European project to improve the lives of people fleeing war.

A pilot programme in Cardiff and Birmingham called Refugee Welcome Schools has proved hugely successful and there are plans to expand it to other British towns and cities.

26 Oct 2018 description

Detailed breakdown of UK humanitarian aid in response to the Syria crisis and how it is being spent in the region.

22 Oct 2018 description

The UK Home Office has agreed to carry out an independent inquiry into the mistreatment and alleged abuse of detainees held in its network of 10 immigration removal centres (IRC’S), following the threat of legal action. The inquiry will investigate accusations of both verbal and physical abuse in order to decide whether conduct was in breach of the detainees’ right “not to be tortured or treated in an inhumane or degrading way”.

17 Oct 2018 description

SANA’A – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a new £25 million (US$33 million) contribution from the United Kingdom to support more than 1.2 million people in Yemen, amid mounting fears of a potential famine in the country.

16 Oct 2018 description

Action Against Hunger, This Bar Saves Lives, and The UK Department for International Development Announce Cross-sector Collaboration; Open to New Partners on World Food Day

16 Oct 2018 description

At 31 July 2018, there were 1345 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1172 in immigration detention on the mainland and 173 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 386 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,029 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

15 Oct 2018 description

Minister for the Middle East, Alistair Burt, announces UK support to help screen, prevent and tackle malnutrition in Yemen.

The UK is providing a major new UK aid package to help screen, prevent and tackle malnutrition in Yemen, Minister for the Middle East Alistair Burt announced today.

The UN estimates that 17.8 million people do not have reliable access to food across Yemen, including 1.8 million children who are acutely malnourished.

08 Oct 2018 description

Minister for Africa deepens political ties and increases support for refugees and education, on a visit to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia

Harriett Baldwin, Foreign Office and DFID Minister for Africa, visited East Africa 4-7 October, travelling to Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia, including the Somaliland region.

Uganda

08 Oct 2018 description

Europe: At Home and the change it brings

London, 8 October 2018 - Brother Bernard Elliot SJ, who started JRS UK, once said that when a person starts to feel at home “they begin to enjoy being human.” By creating environments where people feel secure, a person can feel relaxed and begin to grow and enjoy their relationships.

08 Oct 2018 description

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Bangladesh welcomes a new contribution of US $22.25 million from the United Kingdom that will help meet the immediate food and nutrition needs of Rohingya refugees living in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh as they face the dangerous monsoon season.

05 Oct 2018 description

The UK government had pledged to aid match public donations to the appeal up to £2 million.

Published 5 October 2018
From: Department for International Development and The Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP

UK aid has matched pound-for-pound the first £2 million of public donations, boosting the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) appeal response to £6 million.

Welcoming the kindness of the UK public, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said: