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17 Oct 2017 description

1,755.6 M required for 2017 - Includes USD 1,261,527,328 requested by UNHCR under the 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan in Response to the Syria Crisis 2017-2018

763.0 M contributions received, representing 43% of requirements

992.6 M funding gap for the Syria Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ar Raqqah offensive displaces nearly 268,800 people since April; up to 8,000 people remain in two neighborhoods in city of Ar Raqqah

  • Humanitarian convoys reach city of Dayr az Zawr following SARG military advances into the city in September

  • USG humanitarian assistance to Syria reaches nearly $7.5 billion since start of Syria crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 July 2017, 25,556 refugees were submitted by UNHCR for resettlement to 22 countries in Europe, only 11% less than the total for 2016 and already 130% more than the average rate of 11,100 submissions per year during the last decade.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund
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FOREWORD

In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges accrue at explosive rates, pushing the world ever further from the vision of equality embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

AMMAN, Jordan, 12 Oct 2017 – Over 40 private sector companies met with UNICEF today to discuss training opportunities and other pathways to improve the chances for young people in Jordan to get employed.

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(Baghdad, 17 October 2017): In the past 48 hours, an estimated 61,200 people have been displaced in areas around Kirkuk. Humanitarian partners have dispatched mobile health clinics and are providing hot meals and food parcels to families who have fled. In coming days, partners will be providing 3,000 emergency food rations and hygiene items to families sheltering in public spaces.

17 Oct 2017 description

Total (observed) arrivals – September: 654
Total (observed) arrivals - August: 351

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - September: 26
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - August: 39

Total occupancy of government centres – end September: 3,900
Total occupancy of government centres - end August: 3,900

17 Oct 2017 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation

Cristiano D'Orsi
Research Fellow and Lecturer at the South African Research Chair in International Law (SARCIL), University of Johannesburg

Three years ago the United Nations took steps to try and address the issue of statelessness by putting in place a 10-point plan that aims to reduce the number of people who are not recognised as a national by any state.

17 Oct 2017 description

Situation

  • Poverty, armed conflict, regional instability, and recurring environmental shocks contribute to food insecurity in Cameroon. The nation faces a serious level of hunger, with nearly a third of children under five years of age suffering from chronic malnutrition, according to the 2016 Global Hunger Index.

17 Oct 2017 description

VIENNA, 17 October 2017 – The Austrian OSCE Chairmanship closely followed the meeting of the President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan, and the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, organized under the auspices of the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group in Geneva on 16 October.

“We are pleased to see the fresh impetus and commitment by the Presidents to take measures to intensify the negotiation process and seek additional steps to reduce tensions on the Line of Contact,” a spokesperson of the OSCE Chairmanship said.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America

MOGADISHU — The Somali government said search and rescue operations have ended, three days after a massive explosion killed hundreds of people at a busy intersection in Mogadishu.

Official casualty figures stand at 281 dead and more than 300 wounded, but the death toll could still rise, Information Minister Abdurrahman Omar Osman said Tuesday.

"The number can increase because there may be other victims either taken by their relatives who later died or others who died from their wounds," he told VOA's Somali service.

17 Oct 2017 description

79.8 M required for 2017

45.4 M contributions received, representing 57% of requirements

34.4 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

All figures are displayed in USD

17 Oct 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13031

Security Council
8070TH MEETING (AM)

As the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) completed its mandate on 15 October, the Security Council welcomed the notable progress made by Haiti towards stability and democracy.

In presidential statement S/PRST/2017/20, read by François Delattre (France), its President for October, the Council recognized the contribution MINUSTAH had made in restoring security and stability throughout its 13‑year tenure and expressed appreciation of the efforts of the United Nations Country Team.

17 Oct 2017 description

17 October 2017

MSF activities in Cox’s Bazar at a glance

Number of projects: 7
Number of staff: around 1,000
Number of patients since August 25: more than 30,000
Main morbidities: respiratory infections, skin diseases and diarrhoeal diseases
Other activities: water trucking, pumps, tube wells, emergency sanitation and mental health support

17 Oct 2017 description

OUTCOME 5: Boys & girls at risk and survivors of violence, exploitation and abuse have access to an improved and equitable prevention & response

Output 5.2: Displaced and host community boys & girls at risk or survivors of violence have access to an integrated package of quality prevention and response services