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Highlights

  • The total number of officially registered IDPs has decreased substantially in November (by over 109,000 people).

  • Even IDP pensioners permanently registered in the Government Controlled Areas (GCA) cannot receive pensions without IDP registration: Most departments of the Pension Fund of Ukraine (PFU) refuse to provide pensions to these IDPs without IDP registration.
    Therefore, these IDPs continue renewing their IDP registration solely to receive their pensions.

17 Jan 2018 description

IOM conducted flow monitoring at various cross border points, transit areas, PoCs, and IDP Collective sites across South Sudan. During the reporting period, DTM tracked 6,011 individuals (59% female) transiting 13 active Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs). Flow monitoring captures the movement dynamics of the displaced population in the country.

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FACTS & FIGURES

  • 22.2 million people (80% of population) in need of humanitarian assistance, of which, 11.3 million people in acute need

  • Over 3 million internally displaced (of which 0.9 million returnees)

  • 17.8 million people food insecure

  • 16.4 million people in need of basic health care

  • 16 million people lack access to safe water and sanitation

EU humanitarian funding:: €120 million in 2015 & 2016 €76.7 million in 2017

Introduction

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Key Findings

  • A large majority of migrants are men (93%).

  • 7% of observed migrants at flow monitoring points are minors.

  • 73,031 migrants (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing) were counted at Flow Monitoring Points, representing an average of 133 migrants per day.

  • The majority of surveyed migrants indicated their intention to travel to Algeria and Libya, while 41% intended to travel to Europe, in particular Italy and Spain.

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In Mali, the number of individuals observed at the 10 active Flow Monitoring Points in December 2017 was 6,655 (2,673 incoming and 3,982 outgoing), bringing the total since June 2016 to 73,031 (11,678 incoming and 61,353 outgoing). The daily average of observed individuals in December 2017 was 215 per day, an increase of 3% compared to the previous month. Malian, Guinean, Ivorian, Senegalese and Gambian nationals accounted for 76% of all migrants recorded. 78% of migrants observed were men (a 6% decrease since November), and 10% of migrants were minors (an increase of 4% since November).

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MOVEMENT SUMMARY

Totals
Arrivals: 7,000 individuals
Departures: 1,210 individuals
Transiting: 22 individuals

Within the period of 9 to 15 January 2018, a total of 7,000 new arrivals, 1,210 departures and 22 transit movements were recorded at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Damboa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gubio, Gwoza, Hong, Jere, Kala/Balge, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Maiha, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala and Nganzaia LGAs in Borno and Adamawa States.

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CURRENT SITUATION

Housing, land and property issues are key protection concerns for conflict-affected people in Ukraine.1 For people living close to the contact line separating governmentcontrolled areas (GCA) and non-government controlled areas (NGCA) of Ukraine, expropriation and occupation of residential houses, commercial property and private agricultural land by military actors has been reported.

Military occupation of housing, including looting and damage, has been reported both in GCA and NGCA.

17 Jan 2018 description

Operating environment was marked with small-scale attacks, political tensions between the State of Puntland and ‘Somaliland’ and forced evictions.
Drought, insecurity and conflicts, remain key drivers of displacement and lack of comprehensive land tenure framework remains one of the key drivers for forced evictions.
According to monitoring agencies drought will continue in 2018 and can lead to further increased vulnerability of persons of concern.

Major developments

A whole-of-society approach – a new improved way of UNHCR response

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242,406 Congolese refugees as of 31 December 2017

46,600 Congolese new arrivals from January to December 2017

11,435 Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

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report UN Security Council

SC/13163
16 JANVIER 2018

On trouvera ci-après le texte de la déclaration à la presse faite, aujourd’hui, par le Président du Conseil de sécurité pour le mois de janvier, M. Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

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report UN Radio

Suite aux violences dans la région de Paoua, en République centrafricaine, 100,000 personnes ont besoin d’aide humanitaire urgente, a averti mardi le Bureau des affaires humanitaires de l'ONU (OCHA).

Au cours des trois dernières semaines quelques 60.000 personnes sont venues se réfugier dans cette ville du nord-ouest du pays fuyant les violences entre groupes armés, qui seraient liées notamment à la transhumance dans la région.

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The number of victims from mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) has risen by 58% in Myanmar, according to the Mine Risk Working Group. The risk of accidents is heightened for those living in rural areas and in poverty. “Documenting victims’ profiles and risk behaviours is essential for preventing further accidents”, says Danish Demining Group (DDG) Program Manager in Myanmar, Pascal Simon.

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  • 606,595 Persons of concern - refugees, asylum seekers, IDPs and returnees - for UNHCR operations in Chad

  • 942 Chadian refugees voluntarily repatriated from Darfur, the Sudan to Chad

  • 657 Supplemental Judgments rendered to deliver birth certificates to Nigerian refugees

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Many people had to flee their homes in connection with the conflict in Ukraine. The ICRC, in cooperation with local Red Cross branches and local authorities, is carrying out assistance programmes to help such displaced people. In this way, it complements the aid provided by local authorities and other organizations wherever a need arises.

The ICRC regularly assesses the needs of the displaced people to adjust its response and focuses on the most vulnerable categories of the displaced people.

Southern Russia

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Islamabad 12 January 2018: National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) signed Annual Work Plan with the UNFPA- Pakistan, with NDMA on January 12th, 2018 to envisage cooperation between the two organizations for Gender Mainstreaming, specifically in humanitarian crises to cater the needs and concerns of vulnerable groups in the entire DRM spectrum. The work plan is part of the Multi-Year Agreement (2018-22) signed between the two organizations in December 2017 to address issues of GBV and protection of women during pre and post disasters.

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excerpt

II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,368 families / 789,502 persons are affected in 1,181 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 8,622 families / 42,178 persons are currently being served inside 41 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

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"We are shouldering an immense refugee burden and cannot be left alone as we undertake this humanitarian responsibility on behalf of the world"

NICOSIA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Greece, Jordan and Cyprus called for more effective support to countries on the frontline of the Middle East refugee crisis on Tuesday and pledged to deepen cooperation on a host of issues from water management to protection of artefacts.

(Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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Ukraine has among the highest HIV rates in Europe, with an estimated 220,000 infected in a country of about 45 million

By Adela Suliman

LONDON, Jan 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in Ukraine that erupted in 2014 escalated the spread of HIV throughout the country as millions of infected people were uprooted by violence, a study published on Monday found.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Armed clashes continue in violation of cessation of hostilities agreement

  • 2018 South Sudan HRP calls for more than $1.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 6 million people

KEY DEVELOPMENTS