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
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
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.
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.
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.
(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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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