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17 Oct 2017 description

Since 2011, Friar Tomás González Castillo has welcomed those fleeing violence and persecution in northern Central America.

17 October 2017

TENOSIQUE, Mexico – At a shelter near the Guatemalan border, a Mexican friar provides protection and humanitarian assistance to people fleeing violence, extortion and forced recruitment by gangs in the north of Central America.

17 Oct 2017 description

Conditions are not yet in place for the more than five million Syrians living as refugees in neighboring countries to return home.

By Filippo Grandi | 16 October 2017

17 Oct 2017 description

Highlights

Number of new arrivals: 579 new arrivals from Yemen

New enrolments: 155 students enrolled in school

Subsistence allowance: 2,781 households (11,285 persons) received subsistence allowance

Access to heath: 707 persons provided with health care assistance

Community-based projects: 566 beneficiaries of community-based projects

Update on achievements

17 Oct 2017 description

Par Priscilla Gomes
Associate Education Officer

C’est sous les applaudissements de leurs pairs, de leur famille et du personnel de l’Agence des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés, le HCR, que les 34 premiers diplômés Coursera du Tchad ont reçu leurs certificats ce vendredi 13 octobre 2017. Cette première promotion a comptabilisé à elle seule 97 certificats, issus des universités les plus prestigieuses du monde entier.

17 Oct 2017 description

Sécurité

La situation sécuritaire dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord demeure précaire. La période sous revue a été marquée par une légère accalmie des attaques de Boko Haram. Cependant, plusieurs incidents se sont produits dans les départements du Mayo-Tsanaga, du Mayo-Sava et du Logone et Chari, pour l’essentiel des infiltrations et des enlèvements. La menace terroriste demeure une préoccupation dans la région. Il est recommandé à tous de rester vigilants et prudents, et de respecter les consignes de sécurité.

17 Oct 2017 description

Cameroon currently has 629,822 people of concern, including 235,618 Central African refugees and 90,701 Nigerian refugees.

Conclusion of registration of out of camp refugees in the Logone et Chari and Mayo Tsnaga departments of the Far North region.

ONE UN mission undertaken to the East Region. Various donors, partners and national and international media also took part.

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

UNHCR coordinates protection and assistance for refugees in collaboration with:

17 Oct 2017 description
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Document de réflexion (en anglais)

Ceci est un résumé des déclarations du porte-parole du HCR Ariane Rummery – à qui toute citation peut être attribuée – lors de la conférence de presse du 13 octobre 2017 au Palais des Nations à Genève.

Le HCR organisera le prochain cycle de discussions thématiques à Genève la semaine prochaine (17 et 18 octobre 2017) en tant que leader du processus consultatif conduisant à l’élaboration d’un pacte mondial sur les réfugiés, dans un contexte où le nombre de personnes déracinées à cause des conflits et des persécutions atteint un record dans le monde.

17 Oct 2017 description

Nota informativa- Hacia un Pacto Mundial sobre Refugiados.

GINEBRA, Suiza, 13 de octubre de 2017 (ACNUR) - En medio de niveles récord de desplazamiento mundial por el conflicto y la persecución, la próxima semana (17 y 18 de octubre de 2017) ACNUR convocará la siguiente ronda de discusiones temáticas en Ginebra, ya que lidera un proceso consultivo para desarrollar un Pacto Mundial sobre Refugiados.

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Concept paper

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Ariane Rummery – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

UNHCR will convene the next round of thematic discussions in Geneva next week (17 and 18 October 2017) as it leads a consultative process to develop a global compact on refugees amidst record levels of people displaced by conflict and persecution globally.

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HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 15 October, 4,275 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,855 were housed in 18 governmental centres (below chart as well as our Joint Assessment of Government Centres refer).

17 Oct 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

The UN Refugee Agency is concerned about the humanitarian condition of thousands of new arrivals who are stranded near the Bangladesh-Myanmar border.

Since Sunday night, an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 Rohingya refugees have entered Bangladesh through the Anjuman Para border crossing point in Ukhia district in the country’s south-east.

17 Oct 2017 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Andrej Mahecic – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

17 Oct 2017 description

Private donors raise money, food and clothing to fill yawning aid gap as Myanmar displacement into Bangladesh tops 537,000.

MAINAR GUNA, Bangladesh – At the end of a 22-hour drive from their village in northern Bangladesh, a busload of textile workers parks in the pelting rain.

In the mud, thousands of famished men, women and children line up to receive bags stuffed with sugar, biscuits and flat rice, handed out through the fogged-up windows of the bus.