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21 Sep 2017 description

1. Background:

Akobo County located in Jonglei State (in South Sudan) is one of the key transit route for the conflict affected IDPs from Waat, Walgat, Motot, Pathai and other small areas of Uror and Nyirol Counties. Since the outbreak of the initial crisis in December 15th 2013, the region has been experiencing heavy movement of IDPs.

21 Sep 2017 description

Bangladesh - As a result of the close cooperation between the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Works (KSRelief) and IOM, the UN Migration Agency, to urgently respond to the needs of Rohingya in Bangladesh, the King Salman Centre has provided aid in the form of 100 tons of food, shelter and core relief items (tents, sleeping mats, blankets and food baskets). IOM has chartered a Boeing 747 to transport the aid to Bangladesh. The plane will arrive in Chittagong, Bangladesh, at 2 am on Friday (22/09).

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • As part of the UN-coordinated Regional Response Plan for the Caribbean Region after Hurricanes Irma and José, IOM is appealing for a total of USD 4.95 million to provide humanitarian relief, manage human mobility and facilitate a fast resilience-focused recovery in the form of technical expertise and knowledge transfer to government authorities. Humanitarian needs are expected to increase in the region, given Hurricane Maria’s latest impact.

21 Sep 2017 description

About DTM`s Flow Monitoring Surveys

This research started in October 2015 and is being conducted within the framework of IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) activities for monitoring populations on the move through the Mediterranean and Western Balkan Routes to Europe.

21 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

Compilation of available statistical data indicates that the arrivals to Europe through the Mediterranean in the first eight months of 2017 is lower when compared to the same period in 2016. As of 31 August 2017, national authorities in Greece, Italy, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Spain registered 131,167 newly arrived migrants mostly from the Middle East, Africa, South and Central Asia which is in a sharp contrast to 297,255 recorded during the same period in 2016 (56% decrease).

20 Sep 2017 description

San Salvador – En el marco de la Presidencia Pro Témpore de El Salvador de la Conferencia Regional sobre Migración (CRM), la Organización Internacional para las Migraciones (OIM) y el Viceministerio para Salvadoreños en el Exterior iniciaron ayer (19-09-2017) la validación de lineamientos regionales sobre asistencia y protección de las mujeres migrantes.

20 Sep 2017 description

Chapter 1: Introduction and Key Findings

This report presents the findings of Round 12 of data collection, which took place between June and July 2017. Table 1 displays the number of IDPs and returnees identified across rounds from the beginning of 2017 until present. As can be seen, the number

of identified returnees had been steadily on the rise across in 2017 mirrored by a gradual decrease in the number of IDPs identi-fied in the country.

Chapter 2: IDP Profiles

Overview

20 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

• In line with the trends from the last four days, the movement of people across the border was reported to have reduced on 19 September.

• The majority of shelters in the low-lying land surrounding Balukhali were flooded as of 19 September due to heavy rain.

• Rain is forecast to continue in coming days, is exacerbating the risk of outbreak in densely populated areas, underscoring the need to act fast and to deliver aid wherever people are across the district.

20 Sep 2017 description

DISPLACEMENT OF 2 MILLION IDPs AMID CONTINUED RETURN MOVEMENTS

The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM), co-led by IOM and UNHCR is a Technical Working Group of the Yemen Protection Cluster. The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data and location of displaced persons across Yemen.

20 Sep 2017 description

DTM Emergency Tracking Tool (ETT) is deployed to track and provide up-to-date information on sudden displacement and other population movements

20 Sep 2017 description

On this issue

  • UN Migration Agency Launches Study to Help Scale up Formal Remittances to Ethiopia

  • Another 180 Migrants Forced from Boat Today, a Day after 50 Somalis, Ethiopians were Drowned by Smugglers off Yemen

  • 50 Ethiopian Migrants Stranded in Puntland Return Home with UN Migration Agency Assistance

20 Sep 2017 description

NEEDS ANALYSIS

As per the IOM-led DTM report, 3.3 million IDPs and 2.2 million Returnees have been identified across the country, from January 2014 to 31st August 2017.

19 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • IOM’s Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) assessment is ongoing to allow an accurate appraisal of the headcount and needs of the affected population. Raw data from round 5 indicates 420,000 new arrivals.

  • Since the current influx began, IOM distributed 20,000 tarpaulins and 440 Dignity Kits, installed 220 emergency latrines, and trucking in 12,000 litres of water every day to Unchiprang due to lack of groundwater.