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23 Jul 2018 description

Twenty-three more refugees, who were detained by Australia on Nauru, flew to the United States yesterday to be resettled.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

22 Jul 2018 description

Three years into the 2030 Agenda it is already apparent that those living in fragile contexts are the furthest behind. Not all forms of fragility make it to the public’s eye: fragility is an intricate beast, sometimes exposed, often lurking underneath, but always holding progress back. Conflict, forced displacement, violent extremism, famine etc. are all causes and consequences of fragility. Hence the need to better understand, anticipate and respond to fragility.

22 Jul 2018 description
report Voice of America

By Ken Bredemeier

Israel evacuated 422 volunteer White Helmet rescuers and their families from the Syrian war zone Saturday night and took them to Jordan in a convoy of buses accompanied by Israeli police and United Nations vehicles.

The Israeli Defense Force, identifying the rescue workers as civilians, said on Twitter they were “evacuated from the war zone in Southern Syria due to an immediate threat to their lives. The transfer of the displaced Syrians through Israel is an exceptional humanitarian gesture.”

22 Jul 2018 description

In Numbers
2 million people displaced (IOM)
3.9 million returnees (IOM)
524,734 Iraqis assisted by WFP
250,708 Syrian refugees in Iraq (UNHCR)
59,848 Syrian refugees assisted by WFP

Highlights

22 Jul 2018 description

The Gu rainy season has ended and food security has improved significantly compared to the 2016/2017 drought.

Flooding (March-June) and cyclone Sagar (May) affected over one million persons and temporarily displaced 274,000 persons.

Monitoring agencies expect most IDPs will remain in need of emergency humanitarian assistance through 2018.

Major developments

We stand together with refugees

22 Jul 2018 description

Updates on achievements

Over 819,000 Somalis are living outside their county as asylum-seekers and refugees. The majority (767,500) live in neighbouring countries of Ethiopia (256,000), Kenya (255,500) and Yemen (256,000). UNHCR strives to find durable solutions for Somali refugees to enable them to rebuild their lives either in the country of asylum, resettle to a third country or by supporting voluntary return. So far, UNHCR has assisted 83,669 refugees to return to Somalia in safety and dignity from nine different countries of asylum.

22 Jul 2018 description

The celebration of 19 July, commemoration of the victory of the Sandinista in 1979 was without incident, with the participation of supporters of the government and a minimal international representation. The event was characterized by very determined speeches, both from President Ortega and the representatives of Cuba and Venezuela.

21 Jul 2018 description
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FMR58 Full Report
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Mini-feature Refugee-led social protection
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Mini-feature Humans and animals in refugee camps
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Mini-feature Syrians in displacement: work and economies

From the editors

21 Jul 2018 description

Given the humanitarian crisis faced by the Syrian people, President Macron decided in April 2018 to extend the French support in Syria with an additional contribution of 50M€ (58M$).

21 Jul 2018 description
report Voice of America

July 21, 2018 7:57 AM
Moki Edwin Kindzeka

YAOUNDE — A cholera outbreak in Cameroon has claimed at least a dozen lives. Hundreds of people have been rushed to several hospitals in the central African state. It is feared some of the cases were imported from Nigeria and may contaminate refugees fleeing the Boko Haram insurgency.

Arabo Saidou, the highest government official in charge of health in Cameroon's north region says the first cases of cholera were reported along Cameroon's border with Nigeria two months ago.