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14 Nov 2018 description

Christian Friis Bach, Secretary General of DRC is pleased: “The Global Compact on Refugees is a proof of reason. Over the past two years, UN member states, UN agencies, civil society organizations, experts and private sector actors have developed a better, up-to-date approach to handle refugee situations in future. While the GCR is not perfect, it is a leap forward and a major achievement.

14 Nov 2018 description


La situation sécuritaire est relativement calme dans les différents départements de la région de Tillabéry couverts par les opérations militaires. Cette accalmie se traduit par une réduction du nombre d’incursions et d’attaques sur les populations précisément dans la commune d’Inatès et d’Abala par rapport aux mois précédents.

09 Nov 2018 description

Many refugees and migrants experience abuses

09 Nov 2018 description

Humanitarian and civil society agencies working in Rakhine State in Myanmar and in the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are deeply concerned that the repatriation of refugees will commence in mid-November, according to an announcement of the Joint Working Group of the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar on 30th October.

The Governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh have made assurances to the refugees and the international community that repatriation will only happen when it is safe, voluntary and dignified. We call on both governments to stand by their commitments.

08 Nov 2018 description

International non-government organisations (INGOs) in Yemen are appalled by the renewed increase in intensity of hostilities in and around Hodeidah city. After calls for a ceasefire by the international community only a matter of days ago this is a deeply disturbing development. All parties to the conflict must immediately stop the violence considering the catastrophic impact of this fighting on the civilians of Hodeidah and across Yemen.

02 Nov 2018 description

One of the biggest biometric verification processes ever undertaken has confirmed that Uganda is hosting 1.1 million refugees, by far the largest number in Africa and the third largest worldwide. With the scale of the crisis now confirmed, the international community should ensure the response is appropriately funded. As the end of the year approaches, the 2018 response plan has received just 42% of the required funds.

19 Oct 2018 description

Highlights for September

-Increased displacement of civilians in Mali due to armed conflict: According to a report from the Norwegian Refugee Council published on 7 September 2018, close to 50,000 people have fled their homes in northern and central Mali in 2018, due to intercommunal clashes, a rise in armed groups and military operations.

16 Oct 2018 description

Executive Summary

In mid-2016, the conflict in South Sudan spread into the southern region of Equatoria, which borders Uganda. Officials registered 600,000 South Sudanese refugees crossing the border into northern Uganda between July 2016 and April 2017. Bidibidi settlement, in Uganda’s Yumbe district, was opened in August 2016 to accommodate some of this refugee flow. By December 2016 the settlement was closed to new arrivals as the largest refugee settlement in the world.

26 Sep 2018 description

A call for renewal and strengthening of the mandate for the Group of Eminent Experts

United Nations Human Rights Council

39th session

26th September 2018

Item 10, Technical assistance and capacity building – ID on HC report on Yemen

Mr. President,

This statement is made on behalf of Save the Children and 17 civil society organisations, including organisations with current operations in Yemen.

18 Sep 2018 description


IOM voluntary humanitarian returns from Libya: On 8 August 2018, the International Organization for Migration (IOM), reported that it had facilitated the return of 10,950 stranded migrants from Libya through its Voluntary Humanitarian Return (VHR) Programme, following an important increase in the number of detainees recorded in Libya. Among these, 9,636 were returned to countries in Central and West Africa.

18 Sep 2018 description

With current fighting and constant changing front lines, more people are being displaced every day – and more than 20 million people in Yemen are in need of aid. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is assisting newly displaced with among other things food assistance and access to clean water.

17 Sep 2018 description


La situation sécuritaire dans la région de Tillabéri est restée très instable entre le mois de janvier et le mois d’août 2018 car les zones frontalières du Niger avec le Mali et le Burkina Faso sont toujours en proie aux attaques des éléments des groupes armés non étatique. L’activisme des groupes armés qui opèrent sur la frontière poreuse du Niger et le faible déploiement des FDS pour la sécurisation de la bande frontalière concernée est la principale cause de ces menaces.

14 Sep 2018 description

Endorsed by: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA); AVSI; BRAC; CARE; Danish Refugee Council (DRC); Finn Church Aid (FCA); Food for the Hungry; Humanity & Inclusion; Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC); Oxfam; Plan; Save the Children; VSO; War Child Holland; Windle International Uganda; World Vision; ZOA

The launch of Uganda's new Education Response Plan for Refugees and Host Communities (ERP) is an opportunity to ensure a better future for hundreds of thousands of children.

14 Sep 2018 description

INGOs working in Yemen are extremely worried about the new escalation of fighting in Hodeidah and the closure of key routes between Hodeidah city and the north and east of the country. The humanitarian catastrophe that has been unfolding in al-Durayhimi and the south of Hodeidah governorate will likely spread to the rest of the governorate and trigger another wave of internally displaced persons. Nearly 470,000 people have already fled Hodeidah since June, fearing for their lives amidst airstrikes and fighting on the ground.

13 Sep 2018 description


Entre avril et août 2018, le Mécanisme de suivi des migrations mixtes (4Mi) a mené 506 entretiens avec des réfugiés et migrants en transit dans les villes de Dori (149), Bobo Dioulasso (149) et Kantchari (61) au Burkina Faso. Cette mise à jour vise à présenter les principales données recueillies par le 4Mi sur les profils, aspirations, modalités de déplacement des personnes voyageant au sein de flux migratoires mixtes au Burkina Faso, ainsi que sur les incidents de protection vécus ou observés par les répondants sur les routes migratoires.

13 Sep 2018 description
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19 NGOs decry conditions at the site, now worse than ever, and call for sustainable solutions to both decongest the islands and improve conditions across first receptions centres in North Aegean Sea.

07 Sep 2018 description

Millions of civilians trapped in Idlib face the prospect of the greatest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria's seven-year war, should there be a major military escalation in the country's North West. Eight leading aid agencies are calling on world leaders meeting Friday to urgently work together to avoid this horrific scenario.

06 Sep 2018 description

In order to identify and address protection issues affecting conflict-affected populations (e.g. internally displaced persons (IDPs)), DRC and other humanitarian agencies rely on practical and updated information on protection concerns, trends and gaps. Under a UNHCR-funded project, DRC conducts protection monitoring of several displacement sites in Tripoli with the following aims:

  • Collect, gather and analyze information relating to physical, material and legal safety encountered by displaced and other affected population;