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17 Sep 2018 description
  • Since the start of the new academic year on 03 September, local and central authorities successfully enrolled refugee/migrant children into a second year of public schooling. Consolidated efforts to secure comprehensive enrolment of all refugee/migrant children also resulted in greatly increased enrolment in public pre-schools and institutions of secondary education.

16 Sep 2018 description

As part of the Flood Recovery – Housing Interventions Programme, financed by the European Union, we are publishing final lists of beneficiaries who fulfilled conditions to take part in Programme’s economic strengthening component.

Final lists consist of the households that applied to Public Call for beneficiary selection for households destroyed or damaged in 2014 floods. 3,950 households from 44 municipalities and cities applied to the Public Call that was opened from October 9 to November 9, 2017.

14 Sep 2018 description

Vienna— While the perilous and deadly Mediterranean sea migration route is well known, new figures from IOM show that more than one in five people arriving irregularly in Europe do so by land.

The most frequently-used route is from Turkey to Greece where authorities reported a total of 12,166 land arrivals since the beginning of 2018.

14 Sep 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals - August: 2,458
Total (observed) arrivals - July: 1,989
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - August: 468
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - July: 156
Total occupancy of government centres – end August: 3,200
Total occupancy of government centres - end July: 3,150
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end August: 3,700
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end July: 3,600

06 Sep 2018 description

Emergency risk communication (ERC) is a vital public health intervention. It can save lives during emergency situations and, as such, should be considered an investment in people’s health, safety and security.

Starting today, a new package is available to guide countries of the Region in establishing systems and plans for effective ERC tailored to their specific contexts. The package is the result of a pioneering project launched by WHO/Europe in March 2017.

The pilot phase

04 Sep 2018 description
  • 3,682 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 02 September (compared to 3,875 two weeks ago). 3,174 (i.e. 86%) were accommodated in 15 governmental centres (below chart refers), while over 500 were observed outside centres: 260 close to borders with Croatia or Hungary, 150 in Belgrade City, and up to 100 in Loznica close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

03 Sep 2018 description


Récemment, le directeur d’une organisation caritative suisse m’a envoyé un livre au titre résolument provocateur: Früher war alles schlechter («Autrefois, tout était pire»). Quelques semaines plus tôt, lors d’un trajet en train dans le nord de l’Inde, nous avions médité sur l’état du monde. Pour l’humanité dans son ensemble, notre «bilan intermédiaire» était positif. Par cet ouvrage, mon compagnon de voyage voulait certainement me dire que nous n’étions pas seuls devant ce constat.

30 Aug 2018 description

By Kathryne Bomberger

All over the world today, families of the missing will speak out about the agony of not knowing the fate of a loved one. The idea for the International Day of the Disappeared originated in Latin America nearly four decades ago among families of victims of enforced disappearance. The annual commemoration has shone a light on a phenomenon that is often misunderstood – and whose impact is equally often underestimated.

22 Aug 2018 description
report European Union

In the first seven months of 2018, the number of irregular border crossings into the EU via the top four migratory routes fell by 43 per cent from a year ago to about 73 500, mainly because of lower migratory pressure on the Central Mediterranean route.

In July, some 14 900 irregular crossings were detected on the main migratory routes into the EU, 18% fewer than in the same month of last year.

Western Mediterranean

21 Aug 2018 description

COPENHAGEN, 20 August 2018 – In response to a decision by the Republika Srpska National Assembly (RSNA) requesting the annulment of the 2004 Report of the Commission for Investigation of the Events in and around Srebrenica in July 1995 which acknowledged the mass killing of Bosniaks by Serb forces, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly's Special Representative on South East Europe, Mark Pritchard (United Kingdom), today issued the following statement: 

20 Aug 2018 description
  • 3,875 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 19 August (compared to 3,610 two weeks ago), of which 3,382 (i.e. 87%) were accommodated in governmental centres (below chart refers). Close to 500 were observed outside the centres: 150 in Belgrade City, another 240 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary and up to 100 in Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.

17 Aug 2018 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani

1. Cambodia elections

17 Aug 2018 description

Friday, August 17, 2018 — More than 4,000 migrants and refugees are currently gathered in informal squats and tent settlements in Bosnia and Herzegovina, just across the border from Croatia. Basic conditions at the two most crowded points along the border are alarmingly inadequate, made worse by a sluggish and inadequate institutional humanitarian response to the situation, warns Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

16 Aug 2018 description
report United Nations

(New York, 16 August 2018) The United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, raised concern at the 14 August decision by the Republika Srpska National Assembly to revoke its endorsement of the 2004 Srebrenica Commission Report.

15 Aug 2018 description

A meeting in relation to the new project “Increasing resilience of Livno, Mrkonjic Grad and Maglaj” that is financed by the Czech Republic and implemented by the UNDP in cooperation with the local self-government units, was held in Sarajevo on 9 August 2018.

This new project is a result of previous successful cooperation between the Embassy of Czech Republic in Bosnia and Herzegovina and UNDP and local self-government units, and it was initiated based on the recommendations of the Czech DRR expert that was earlier in a mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

07 Aug 2018 description
  • 3,610 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 05 August (compared to 3,529 two weeks ago), of which 3,071 (i.e 85%) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres. Over 530 were observed outside the centres: 250 in Belgrade City, another 240 camping close to borders with Croatia or Hungary but only 45 in Loznica, close to the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.