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18 Oct 2017 description

UNHCR in 2017 – by the numbers

As of September 2017, UNHCR’s budget is at an historic high of $7.763 billion, which is currently 46% funded

This growth is concurrent with the unabated levels of global displacement, with 67.7 million people of concern to UNHCR worldwide.

The funding gap is widening, now standing at 54%. Based on indications received from donors and analysis of funding trends, UNHCR estimates the gap may reduce to 47% by year’s end.

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond


This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

18 Oct 2017 description

EHRAN - In his recent interview with the Tehran Times, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran has praised Iran for providing very affordable healthcare services for refugees.

“Iran has set a global precedent by opening the access of all refugees into its Salamat Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI) which provides health insurance services similar to that of Iranian nationals,” Sivanka Dhanapala notes.

The UNHCR diplomat also says the launch of UPHI coverage can ensure refugees’ “social protection” and “resilience”.

17 Oct 2017 description


  • Ar Raqqah offensive displaces nearly 268,800 people since April; up to 8,000 people remain in two neighborhoods in city of Ar Raqqah

  • Humanitarian convoys reach city of Dayr az Zawr following SARG military advances into the city in September

  • USG humanitarian assistance to Syria reaches nearly $7.5 billion since start of Syria crisis


17 Oct 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 17 October 2017): In the past 48 hours, an estimated 61,200 people have been displaced in areas around Kirkuk. Humanitarian partners have dispatched mobile health clinics and are providing hot meals and food parcels to families who have fled. In coming days, partners will be providing 3,000 emergency food rations and hygiene items to families sheltering in public spaces.

17 Oct 2017 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing a shift in medical needs that reflects the living conditions in destroyed neighbourhoods.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs, Education in emergencies writer

Thousands of children displaced from the liberated town of Hawija need urgent psychological support and safe places to learn.

Thousands of schoolchildren in Iraq remain displaced from Hawija following the defeat of Islamic State in one of its strongholds.

Many could soon return to the liberated town after the Iraqi military said operations to regain control had ended.

16 Oct 2017 description

The Hawijah military offensive launched by Iraqi forces to oust the Islamic State group from its last major urban stronghold has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighboring districts of Kirkuk governorate. They are arriving in vulnerable condition and in urgent need of care, according to the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières.

16 Oct 2017 description

Last June, 11-year-old Omar had his left leg amputated after being injured in a bomb attack in Mosul. Today, he receives rehabilitation care from Handicap International at the Muharibeen Hospital in Iraq.

16 Oct 2017 description
report Harikar


Harikar NGO is a neutral, non-governmental, non-profit humanitarian organization established in 30th May 2004 by group of social activists. Harikar NGO as stated in its mission statement strives toward the fulfilment of human and women rights in Duhok Governorate as stipulated in the new Iraqi constitution of 15th October 2005. Harikar is committed to- within its resources- contribute towards the achievement of the internationally agreed Millennium Development Goals.

16 Oct 2017 description

Guerra y hambre

Las guerras disparan hambre.

Por primera vez en 20 años el hambre vuelve a aumentar. Detrás de esta ruptura en la tendencia positiva está la mano del hombre. Concretamente la mano que dispara armas y hambre en más de 40 países. Seis de cada 10 personas con hambre en el mundo viven en zonas de conflicto. Y la amplia mayoría de niños y niñas desnutridos (122 de 155 millones) lo están por la guerra.

14 Oct 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society (IRCS) has distributed food assistance to more than 1200 families, who have been displaced from Hawija cities and the left side of Al-shirqat.

IRCS has said,” IRCS teams in Saladin has distributed (1250) food parcels for displaced families in Al-Alam 1 and 2 camps in Sebat area.”

14 Oct 2017 description

The Iraqi Red Crescent Society(IRCS) has provided medical services and treatments for 298 displaced families on the right side of Mosul and other areas.