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19 Oct 2017 description


  • Up to 7,000 civilians remain trapped in Ar-Raqqa city and face increasingly deteriorating humanitarian conditions and protection concerns. Despite the risks of exposure to mines, snipers and military operations, some civilians have fled. ** The UN is aware of reports – at time of issuing - that the Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) have reportedly taken control of Raqqa city, with the last remaining civilians evacuated over the past few days. The UN is not able to verify first-hand the situation in the city due to lack of access.

18 Oct 2017 description


1,106 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

13,189 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

89,944 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

301,196 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

91% of returnees from Pakistan (1,009 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (799 individuals) assisted

18 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu, 18 October 2017 - The United Nations has mobilized its staff members and resources in response to appeals from federal and government authorities to aid Somalis affected by last Saturday’s bomb blasts in the capital Mogadishu.

16 Oct 2017 description

In 2006, under Security Council Resolution 1701, UNIFIL witnessed a substantial increase in its troops and responsibilities across its area of operations between the Litani River and the Blue Line. Monitoring the cessation of hostilities and supporting the Lebanese Armed Forces constitute the core of UNIFIL’s work and so each day, UNIFIL peacekeepers, drawn from 41 countries, patrol the south in vehicles, on foot and from the air.

14 Oct 2017 description


  • Humanitarian needs remain high for vulnerable populations along the contact line

  • Exposure to mines, ERW impedes access to basic services and resources

  • USAID/OFDA partners provide critical health, protection, shelter, and WASH assistance to vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine


13 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)

278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

43,133 registered refugees and asylumseekers in Libya

107,982 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017


USD 75.5 M requested in 2017
Funded 49%
Gap 51%

Population Movements

13 Oct 2017 description
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  • Security situation: In September 2017, OHCHR recorded 18 conflict-related civilian casualties: 2 killed and 16 injured.

  • Mine Action: On September 11, one civilian was killed in an explosion in Mariupol (Donetsk region, GCA), reportedly as a result of mishandling of explosive ordinances.

    According to DRC/DDG, since June 2014, 430 people have been killed and 881 injured in mine related incidents.

12 Oct 2017 description

12 October 2017

The offensive on the district of Hawijah has forcibly displaced nearly 14,000 people to towns in neighbouring districts of Kirkuk governorate, northern Iraq, where Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is witnessing them arriving in urgent need of care.

12 Oct 2017 description
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The number of civilian casualties of the conflict in Afghanistan September. According to the Civilian Protection Advocacy fold decline of civilian casualties compared to previous months. Around 101 people were killed and an additional 140 people were injured, including women and children.

12 Oct 2017 description
report REACH Initiative


Libya has experienced several waves of conflict since 2011, renewed nationwide in 2014 and periodically in several regions, that affected millions of people, both displaced and non-displaced. In response to a lack of recent data on the humanitarian situation in Libya, REACH conducted two rounds of multi-sector data collection in June and August to provide timely information on the needs and vulnerabilities of affected populations.

11 Oct 2017 description

Forty-five-year-old P.W.R. Palipana’s dreams crumbled before his eyes just like the bicycle he was riding when a lorry collided with him on his way home from work in the central hills of Sri Lanka.

A mason by profession and the sole breadwinner of a family of five, he agonized about his lost leg, livelihood and mobility. That was in 2007.

11 Oct 2017 description


● Gaza energy crisis further undermines the access of over 49,000 people with disabilities to critical life-saving services and devices.

● The rate of approval of patients’ applications for exit permits via Israel declined to an average of 53 per cent so far in 2017, compounded by delays in the financial approval for such referrals by the Ramallah-based Ministry of Health.

10 Oct 2017 description

On 5 October, Prime Minister Haider al Abadi announced that Iraqi Security and affiliated forces had retaken the main cities of Hawija district, Hawija and Riyadh, and reclaimed the district. Villagers were allowed to remain in their houses during the second phase of the military operation. Mine clearance operations are ongoing. IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix reported that, as of 8 October, more than 43 386 people have been displaced in Kirkuk and Shirqat in Salah al-Din since the launch of the offensive in on 21 September 2017.

09 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


• A cholera outbreak is reported in Sila Region, eastern Chad, near the border with Sudan. 152 cases have been reported with 23 deaths by the end of August 2011

• 11 million USD have been allocated by the UFE CERF to Chad. 6.5 million USD will be used to support refugees and returnees from CAR with multipurpose cash, 3 million USD will ensure availability of basic services for CAR refugees and returnees (health, nutrition, education), and 1.5 million USD will be allocated to UNHAS to allow continued humanitarian access.

09 Oct 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Situation of human rights in Myanmar

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the situation of human rights in Myanmar, Yanghee Lee, submitted in accordance with Human Rights Council resolution 34/22.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Myanmar


08 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children

Context Update

20.7 million people (including 11.3 million children) within Yemen are in need of humanitarian assistance and protection.

Yemen is experiencing a second wave cholera/acute watery diarrhoea (AWD) outbreak, with a significantly higher level of spread. The number of suspected cases has increased dramatically and the outbreak has now expanded to 22 out of 23 governorates. There have been 663,451 suspected cases of cholera and 2,074 related deaths in 22 governorates across the country.

06 Oct 2017 description

Key figures

  • 217,022 Libyans currently internally displaced persons (IDPs)

  • 278,559 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2017)

  • 43,133 registered refugees and asylum-seekers in Libya

106,459 persons arrived in Italy by sea so far in 2017

Population Movements