This month 600 people arrived by land and 1,600 by sea.
Reduced sea arrivals combined with the ongoing transfers of the Government and UNHCR to the mainland helped reduce the number of refugees and migrants on the islands to 11,270 people thus allowing conditions in the overcrowded reception centres to slightly improve. However, more needs to be done as protection risks remain high particularly for women and children. In the mainland and Crete, UNHCR provides 22,000 places in rented housing through municipalities and NGOs.
Qatar Charity Relief projects focus on supporting the affected people inside Syria, as the beneficiaries residing inside Syria reached 72% of the total beneficiaries living in Syria and countries of asylum.
Qatar Charity's humanitarian relief interventions for displaced Syrians increased significantly in 2017 compared with previous years, as the beneficiaries in this year amounted 28% of the total number of beneficiaries for the period 2011-2017.
TRENDS AND KEY FIGURES
Between 1 and 31 January 2018, over 8,000 people arrived via the Mediterranean to Europe, an 11% increase compared to the same month in 2017 during which over 7,200 arrived. Arrivals duing January comprised of 19% children, 13% women and 68% men.
The objective of the Participatory Assessment is to provide information on specific thematic areas and guidance for planning and programming by gathering views, feedback and experiences shared directly by UNHCR’s population of concern; namely refugees and internally displaced Iraqis.
• Between 07 and 10 February, hostilities in Idleb governorate continued primarily in eastern and southern rural Idleb, where several aerial attacks and incidents of shelling were reported.
• Since 11 February, conflict intensity in parts of Idleb governorate reduced significantly. However, fighting between non-state armed groups (NSAGs) and the Islamic State in Iraq and Levan (ISIL) erupted in southern rural Idleb, threatening more displacement from southern rural Idleb governorate.
La oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la Cooperación Española prioriza de nuevo las crisis humanitarias que continúan afectando a las poblaciones de Siria e Irak.
Los responsables de la Oficina de Acción Humanitaria de la AECID supervisaron recientemente los proyectos de ayuda humanitaria española a refugiados sirios en Líbano y Jordania.
GoT launches Operation Olive Branch on January 20, resulting in at least 67 civilian deaths
Intensified military operations in Eastern Ghouta result in at more than 200 civilian deaths since February 5
State/PRM partners reach 950,000 people with critical winterization assistance
USAID Administrator Mark Green travels to Ar Raqqah to observe humanitarian conditions and meet with USAID
The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) made a generous in-kind contribution of medical supplies to the Amman North Camp Health Centre of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. The in-kind contribution, consisting of an array of medical supplies, will benefit Palestine refugees living in the surrounding areas.
• Hostilities in Idleb Governorate continue to cause casualties and displacement among civilians. Saraqab town and surrounding communities were affected the most during the reporting period, with reports indicating that most of the town’s population have displaced.
• Attacks on civilian infrastructure in Idleb Governorate continue with at least ten attacks on health care facilities reported between 29 January and 06 February. Schools, local markets, as well as water and sanitation infrastructure were reportedly also impacted by hostilities.
Refugees and residents in the Afrin district of Syria are trapped between warring parties on the border with Turkey without any protection or proper medical supplies, Oxfam warned today.
The international agency called for safe access for humanitarian relief as the co-chair of the Health Council in Afrin province reported that civilians there were suffering from daily attacks, with about half of those killed being people who had already fled their homes. Recent fighting had left more than 140 people dead and 310 injured, she said.
Gaziantep – Next month marks the seventh anniversary of the start of the war in Syria. Since the beginning, Turkey has been the main destination country for many of the 3.4 million Syrians seeking refuge and a better life. Over 1.5 million live along the border in south and south-eastern Turkey, with the highest concentration in the municipality of Gaziantep.
This overview document presents incidents affecting health workers, healthcare facilities and ambulances between July and December 2017. It includes incidents identified by Insecurity Insight's monitoring of open sources. The actual number of incidents affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher.
46 health workers in eight countries were reportedly killed, kidnapped, injured or assaulted
People reached numbers reported are for December 2017 only.
CCCM cluster tracked 2,485,434 IDPs and has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 352,163 IDPs living in 375 informal settlements in December 2017.
Appeal Target: US$ 10,198,915 Balance requested: US$ 10,198,915
• Hostilities in north-western Syria continued with fighting reported in the southern and eastern countryside of Idleb Governorate, as well as Afrin district.
• Civilian displacement in Idleb Governorate continues as hostilities intensify. The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster tracked a total of 272,345 displacements to central and northern rural Idleb as well as northern rural Hama and western rural Aleppo (some may be secondary displacements) between 15 December and 24 January.
According to UNHCR, 5,481,262 have now fled Syria to surrounding countries in the region. 1.4 million of them fled in 2014 alone with an average of more than 3.935 people fled every day. In 2015 more than 617,188 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,714 per day. In 2017 more than 623,374 Syrians fled the country, an average of more than 1,731 per day.
Children now make up 47.7% of the refugee population, meaning there are an estimated 2,614,561 refugee children in the region.
Since the onset of the conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic, more than 5.3 million people, including 2.5 million children,5 have been living as registered refugees in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt.6 More than 90 per cent of these refugees are living in host communities and facing challenging socio-economic conditions, including high poverty rates,7 high costs of living, limited livelihood opportunities and the exhaustion of savings.
Children on the move face a range of risks, lack protection and fall through the cracks during their desperate journeys through countries of origin, transit, arrival and return. Some 164,000 refugees and migrants, including 29,000 children, entered Europe in 2017, joining the 1.4 million people, including 360,000 children, who arrived in 2015-2016, and the 3.6 million people, including 1.2 million children, already hosted in Turkey.3 The Central Mediterranean was the most used route in 2017, with spikes of arrivals in the Eastern Mediterranean in the fall.