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23 Feb 2018 description

Nay Pyi Taw, 22 February 2018:  Representatives of the Governments of Japan and Myanmar and seven United Nations agencies signed today agreements totaling US$ 20 million to implement a number of humanitarian and development projects benefitting people of all communities in Rakhine State.

“This partnership demonstrates the commitment of the international community to help find and implement solutions to the situation in Rakhine State,” said Knut Ostby, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator ad interim in Myanmar.

22 Feb 2018 description

The Shelter and NFIs Cluster, led by UNHCR and co-led by Global Communities, coordinates the efforts of 75 member organizations. The Cluster addresses the coordination of emergency Shelter and NFI needs and promotes household and community resilience. The Cluster supports people in need within displaced, hosting and non-displaced populations by ensuring that the different modalities of interventions (in-kind, non-conditional/conditional cash or voucher) abide by the do-not-harm principle.

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22 Feb 2018 description

22 février 2018

Le HCR, l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, appelle au calme et à la retenue après avoir reçu des informations inquiétantes faisant état d’une violente manifestation dans le camp de réfugiés de Kiziba au Rwanda.

Les camps de réfugiés de Kiziba au Rwanda sont situés dans le district de Karongi, à l’ouest du Rwanda. Plus de 17 000 réfugiés originaires de la République démocratique du Congo (RDC) y sont accueillis, dont 77 % sont des femmes et des enfants.

22 Feb 2018 description

Key Highlights:

  • 2,113 asylum seekers registered in Cross River State from 7-19 February - bringing to 16,790, the total number of people registered since the influx started in September 2017. Women and children still account for more than 75 per cent of those registered.

22 Feb 2018 description

180.1 M required for 2018
2.4 M contributions received, representing 1% of requirements
177.7 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

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22 Feb 2018 description

The ILO and UNHCR launch the Azraq Centre for Employment to help refugees access work permits and find employment.

AZRAQ CAMP, Jordan (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR inaugurated the Azraq refugee camp’s first employment centre.

The Azraq Centre for Employment (ACE), set up in coordination with the Government of Jordan and sponsored by the Dutch Government, aims to facilitate access to formal work opportunities across Jordan for Syrian refugees living in the camp.

22 Feb 2018 description

LONDON, 22 February 2017

The UK is more than half way towards meeting its commitment to resettle 20,000 people through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) by 2020, new Government figures revealed today.

The latest quarterly Home Office immigration statistics show that 10,538 refugees have been resettled on the VPRS, one of the largest global resettlement programmes, since it began.

22 Feb 2018 description

The Azraq Centre for Employment opened on 18 February, including a job fair with 24 companies and over 850 vacancies.

89 refugee students (Iraqis, Yemenis and Sudanese) received one off cash assistance for higher education, including 27 selected for DAFI scholarships in 2018 academic year.

40 different companies met during the World Future Energy Summit, including energy suppliers and innovators

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22 Feb 2018 description

Jordan is one of the countries most affected by the Syria crisis, with the second highest share of refugees compared to its population in the world, 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants.

The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live in urban areas and in poverty: over 80% live below the poverty line. 51% of refugees are children, and 4% are elderly.

The Government of Jordan has taken steps to open formal employment opportunities for Syrians. 46,000 work permits were issued in 2017 alone.

Working with Partners

22 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, welcomed today the renewed commitment by States in Latin America and the Caribbean region to strengthen protection and achieve solutions in situations of displacement and statelessness at a key meeting in Brazil.

“This is a powerful global example for refugee protection,” said High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, who also encouraged them to keep their borders open to refugees, as the number of asylum seekers is growing in the region.

22 Feb 2018 description

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is calling for calm and restraint after worrying reports of a refugee protest turning violent in Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camp.

Rwanda’s Kiziba refugee camps is located in the Karongi District, in Western Rwanda and hosts over 17,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, around 77 per cent of which are women and children.

Protesting refugees were reportedly angry about reduction in food assistance.

22 Feb 2018 description

Bilateral donors and the World Bank in Kyaka II Refugee Settlement in the first visit of its kind in the Uganda operation

Kyaka, Uganda – UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, officials from Uganda’s Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) Secretariat, and the WFP Country Director in Uganda, Elkhidir Daloum, today concluded a two-day visit to Kyaka II Refugee Settlement, some 200 km from the capital Kampala, accompanying a delegation of development actors.

22 Feb 2018 description
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Outlook for 2018

  • 333,7 M USD requested by the Protection Sector in Draft HRP 2018 of which approximately 220 M USD within Syria Syria hub --> 158 Sub-Districts covered and 79% in Severity Scale 3-6

  • 5 UN agencies, 7 INGOs, 4 NGOs operating from inside Syria with projects in the draft HRP 2018

GENERAL PROTECTION

22 Feb 2018 description
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Some 700 families in Mosul whose homes were destroyed in the recent conflict now have a new place to live. Temporary housing units were set up in 26 neighbourhoods in the west of the city, which saw extensive destruction in the battle to retake the city from extremist control.

During the battle for Mosul, almost 1 million Iraqis fled the fighting, seeking safety in nearby camps and host communities. After the fighting ended people began to return to the city, but for many citizens of Mosul, their homes were too badly damaged for them to return.

22 Feb 2018 description

Le HCR redoute une catastrophe humanitaire dans la province de Tanganyika, en République démocratique du Congo, où des affrontements ethniques ont entraîné une vague de déplacements et des violations des droits humains.

KALEMIE, République démocratique du Congo - Jean Kiza Kambi est trempé jusqu’aux os. Il a marché pendant quatorze heures sous une pluie battante à travers les forêts et les collines. Il a dû traverser une rivière qui l’a presque emporté.

21 Feb 2018 description

BRASILIA, Brasil, 21 de febrero de 2018 (ACNUR) – En una reunión clave en Brasil, ACNUR, la Agencia de la ONU para los Refugiados, celebró hoy el compromiso renovado de los Estados y Territorios de América Latina y el Caribe con el fortalecimiento de la protección y con las soluciones para las situaciones de desplazamiento y apatridia.

21 Feb 2018 description

This dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response during 2017 and highlights trends aecting people in need. Partners in Lebanon are working to: 1) Vulnerable population groups have access to aordable shelter conditions at minimum standards; 2) The Shelter sector response is strengthened through an enhanced level of coordination, collaboration and contribution of local authorities and national organizations.