September issue of the Legal Alert, focuses on the following:
Affordable Housing Program for IDPs and military veterans: legal procedure is adopted
No more OschadBank monopoly on IDP social payments; reduced verification; increase in size and range of payments
New Presidential Decree on Border Control: Introducing biometric control, obligatory e-mail declaration, and putting the Russian Federation on migration risk list
One of the three Crimean checkpoints is to be closed
Goma, 14 août 2017 - Mercy Corps, dans le cadre du consortium RRMP avec DRC et Medair, et grâce à l’appui financier de l’UNICEF et de ses bailleurs de fonds (dont les Fonds humanitaire de la RDC, le Gouvernement Suédois, USAID, UKaid, l’Union Européenne, le Japon et le Canada), répond aux besoins essentiels et urgents de plus de 12 500 personnes vulnérables déplacées internes et leurs familles d’accueil affectées par les conflits dans le groupement Bashali-Mokoto, en territoire de Masisi.
DEPLACEMENTS DE POPULATIONS AVEC UN RETOUR INCERTAIN
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
Summary: A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey
Employment rates for Syrian refugees in the KR-I appear, on average, to be higher than for displaced Iraqis and impacted communities. For example, in Erbil governorate 80% of male refugees aged between 15 and 64 are employed. This compares with rates of 53% for male IDPs and 70% for men from the host community. In Dohuk governorate, the employment rate for male refugees is 75%, compared with 63% for men from the host community and internally displaced men.
This briefing paper looks at women and girls travelling in mixed migration movements from West Africa to Libya. Based on data collected by the Mixed Migration Monitoring Mechanism Initiative (4Mi) of the Danish Refugee Council in Libya, Mali and Niger, the article examines the journeys of women and girls from West Africa. It further analyses the ratio of women and girls in these mixed migration movements, and asks whether currently available data captures this ratio accurately.
Rakhine State, located in western Myanmar, is home to roughly 3.2 million people. Compared to the rest of the country, Rakhine State is relatively underdeveloped. The majority of the population are Buddhists from the Rakhine ethnic group; in addition, nearly three in ten people are Muslim.
ERBIL, Iraq, 21 August 2017 – The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is providing emergency water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) assistance for civilians fleeing Tel Afar district as Iraq’s government announced the launch of new military operations early Sunday to retake areas west of Mosul from the so-called Islamic State (IS).
New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot
Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.
The warning comes as results from joint nutrition assessments conducted by the County Departments of Health and UNICEF, and nine aid organisations working on the ground— including Save the Children—are revealed.
While the number of forcibly displaced is record high, hence also the demand for humanitarian assistance, the pressure on humanitarian organisations and their staff is increasing. Lack of access to people in need together with an increase in the targeting of aid workers make it very challenging to reach those most in need. The international community should unite to guarantee access and security for humanitarians in order for them to assist those most in need, the Danish Refugee Council said today in a statement ahead of World Humanitarian Day, August 19.
Mr. António Guterres,
Bangui, 14 August 2017
Dear Mr. Guterres,
This Open Letter is to express our grave concern about the rapid deterioration of the security situation in the Central African Republic (CAR), and to request your office take immediate action to prevent the country collapsing into another full-blown conflict.
BEN GUERDANE, Tunisia (August 2017) — Youth, community members and decision makers come together this International Youth Day to voice one clear message, that Tunisian youth can play an active role in building sustainable peace in the country, despite the barriers.
Almost half of the population of Tunisia is under the age of 30, according to 2015 numbers, but many face considerable barriers to participation in decision making, particularly on issues of concern, such as security or employment.
With the protraction of the Syrian crisis, Jordanian civil society has grown significantly. The 3,800 civil society organizations in Jordan have a valuable insight that should be considered in responding to the Syria crisis in Jordan. Indeed, without a peaceful resolution to the Syrian crisis in near sight, local duty-bearers and stakeholders will play a key role in the search for durable solutions. Local actors are often better placed to understand local contextual barriers and opportunities.
A preliminary evaluation of the livelihood and psychological impacts of the IBV scheme in Azraq Refugee Camp, Jordan
The following is a press release (408.34 kB) signed by 35 INGO's working in the Central African Republic
Bangui, August 11th 2017
Following the escalation of violence in many parts of the country, NGOs signatories, members of the INGO Coordination Committee (CCO) in the Central African Republic (CAR) call for an increased protection of civilians and an improved humanitarian access to allow the affected population access to vital aid.
As NGOs working across CAR, we witness the impact of violence on the civilian population on a daily basis:
COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE
RCA : Le regain de violence contre les civils menace la fourniture de l’aide humanitaire essentielle et la survie des populations fragilisées par la crise.
This month, the CASWA 4Mi paper focuses on migration linked to ongoing conflict and political instability.