This report analyses data collected from refugees, asylum-seekers, and migrants currently living in the Austrian states of Burgenland, Carinthia, Lower Austria, Salzburg, Styria, Tyrol, Upper Austria, and Vorarlberg.
As of August 2017, some 69,174 refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants were in situations of limbo across Greece and the Western Balkans. Their wait – for refugee status determination, relocation, family reunification or some other way to reach protection in their planned destinations across central and northern Europe – is characterised by limited information, uncertainty about the future and a growing sense of hopelessness.
Projected influx would swell the ranks of the two million South Sudanese already in exile in the region - bringing the total number of refugees closer the three million mark.
NAIROBI, Kenya — UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency and the humanitarian agencies is warning that without an imminent resolution in sight for the crises in South Sudan, more South Sudanese are likely to become refugees in 2018.
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Au troisième trimestre (Juillet-Septembre) 2017, les affrontements entre les groupes armés et les attaques contre des civils ont continué à dominer l’environnement sécuritaire de la région frontalière du Mbomou-Uélé. En République Centrafricaine (RCA), les combats impliquant des factions ex-Séléka, anti-balaka et d’autres acteurs armés étaient concentrés dans des villes telles que Bria (préfecture de la Haute Kotto) et Zemio (préfecture du Haut Mbomou), tandis que la sécurité s’est améliorée dans d’autres localités, comme Bangassou (préfecture de Mbomou).
Since 25 August 2017, more than half a million people are estimated to have crossed from Myanmar to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh following violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. People have moved into settlements/ camps, several spontaneous settlements have come up and many are with host communities. The speed and scale of the influx has resulted in a critical humanitarian emergency with increasing needs for food, health, shelter, water and sanitation, as well as protection and education.
A malaria outbreak has killed at least four people at a refugee camp in northwestern Kenya, according to local residents and health officials.
Hundreds of people have come down with the infectious disease at the Kalobeyei refugee complex in Kenya's Turkana County.
"Already four to six people have died due to malaria," Galama Guyo, a health care professional at Kalobeyei, told VOA's Horn of Africa service. "Weekly, we report more than 200 malaria cases, especially people with low body resistance [immunity]."
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The number of internally displaced persons had doubled to 40.3 million since 2000, and in many cases they had been forced to flee their homes by conflict and violence, the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons told the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today.
Since the onset of the current phase of the South Sudan conflict in December 2013, nearly 3 million people have been displaced. Two million people have fled to neighbouring countries, and another 1.9 million others remain internally displaced. The ongoing conflict in South Sudan, combined with increasing food insecurity, as well as economic crisis, are contributing to heightened protection risks for children.
• Conflict displaces nearly 270,000 Afghans from January–September 2017
• Deteriorating security conditions hinder access to displaced populations in hard-to-reach areas
• Armed groups target health care workers and facilities
by Jessy Hampton | Oct 20, 2017
With half a million Rohingya refugees having fled Myanmar for nearby Bangladesh, Medical Teams International is rushing to prevent the spread of deadly diseases at the cramped makeshift camps. A 20-person team of doctors, nurses, and support staff is on the ground, improving the health of thousands in the midst of what's become the worst refugee crisis in the world.
More than 500,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh since the end of August from neighboring Myanmar. Handicap International is stepping up its humanitarian aid effort in response to this crisis, which is unprecedented in the region. Since August 25, the organization has already supplied humanitarian assistance to 15,000 people. Nearly 700 people have already been given rehabilitation care, 4,000 have received emergency psychological support, and we have recorded nearly 6,000 extremely vulnerable individuals.
COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh – “My sister was killed after gang rape in front of me, and they threw hot water on my body,” Fatima*, 30, told a case worker at a UNFPA-supported women-friendly space in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border since 25 August, escaping brutal violence amid the escalating crisis in Myanmar’s Rahkine State.
They’ve joined the 300,000 Rohingya refugees who had already fled into Bangladesh, compounding one of the fastest-growing humanitarian crises in recent times.
In recent weeks, allegations have surfaced that Italy has been paying armed groups in Libya to cease smuggling migrants into the country. Some estimate that the number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Italy has reduced by half compared to the same time period last year. At the heart of the issue is a governance vacuum that allows armed groups to control the flow of migrants in and out of Libya, presenting a unique challenge for governments in North and West Africa and EU policymakers.
Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message, delivered by Said Djinnit, his Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region, to the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the region, in Brazzaville today:
Trends and Key Figures
Vienna, 20 October 2017 – In times of interconnected challenges to security, such as emergency situations, violent extremism or large movements of people fleeing conflict, the fight to end human trafficking requires a flexible, creative and system-wide approach involving governments, the private sector, civil society and international organizations, stressed participants at today’s conference on Human Trafficking in Conflict and Crisis Situations.
El nuevo centro permitirá una respuesta más informada y sostenible para el desplazamiento forzado, respaldando un enfoque coordinado del desarrollo humanitario.
WASHINGTON, Estados Unidos, 20 de octubre de 2017 (ACNUR) - El Grupo del Banco Mundial (GBM) y el Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR) unen sus fuerzas para establecer un centro de datos conjunto sobre desplazamiento forzado, con el fin de mejorar las estadísticas sobre refugiados, otras personas desplazadas y comunidades de acogida.