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20 Mar 2018 description

On 15 March seven years ago, conflict broke out in Syria. Since then, while people around the world have graduated from school, married and found new jobs – in other words, lived their lives – too many children, women and men in Syria have known little but conflict, fear and deprivation.

13.1 million The number of people who need humanitarian assistance due to the conflict. This includes 6.1 million people who have been internally displaced, and 5.5 million people living as refugees in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. Some 5.3 million of those in need of aid are children.

20 Mar 2018 description


On March 15, 2018, the Syrian armed conflict entered its eighth year. Since 2011, attempts to facilitate a political solution to the Syrian conflict have either failed or stalled. The conflict, which began with anti-government protests demanding democratic reforms, has claimed over 500,000 lives, and there are more than 5.5 million Syrian refugees and 6.1 million internally displaced persons.

20 Mar 2018 description
report Voice of America

El gobierno de Estados Unidos dijo el martes que ofrecería $2,5 millones de dólares en ayuda humanitaria para ayudar a los venezolanos que se han visto obligados a abandoner su país y buscar un mejor futuro en Colombia.

20 Mar 2018 description
  • Abidjan’s Declaration 3rd anniversary in the context of the eradication of Statelessness.

  • 158 Ivorian refugees repatriated back to Cote D’Ivoire from Liberia.

  • Cross-Border meeting in Ghana in regards to voluntary repatriation.

Main Activities

Voluntary Repatriation of Ivorian Refugees

20 Mar 2018 description


• Strategy for Return Monitoring

• Protection monitoring, analysis and response

• Community-based protection

• Operationalizing the Tripartite Agreement and implementing the Return and Reintegration

• Registration and profiling

• Supporting livelihood and self-reliance activities

• Access to Justice Coordination of Protection Sector Working Groups at National and State levels

• Camp Coordination Management Camp, Shelter and Non-Food Items Sector activities in the NorthEast

20 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • Over 300 temporary education centres (TECs) in 21 provinces received financial support to cover essential maintenance costs, ensuring a safe and inclusive learning environment for more than 188,400 refugee students.

  • UNICEF and NGO partner ASAM expanded the scope of their partnership to reach over 165,000 refugees and migrants with essential child protection and psychosocial support (PSS) services in 2018.

20 Mar 2018 description


10 réfugiés ont été reçus au HCR pour des requêtes liées à la délivrance de cartes d’identité de réfugié, de Titres de Voyage de la Convention (TVC) ou de changement de statut dans la base de données ProGres.


20 Mar 2018 description


Renewed fighting and strengthened presence of armed groups in eastern prefectures of CAR, particularly in Basse-Kotto and Mbomou, have increased insecurity and limited humanitarian access since early 2018.

Fighting also continues in western CAR: repeated cycles of violence since October 2017 in Gamboula sub-prefecture have displaced some 21,700 people within the sub-prefecture, and affected populations in transhumance areas, including Nassole and Dilapoko.

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20 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in Numbers

2.3 million children in need
4.8 million people
# of people who need Humanitarian Assistance
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

1.1million children internally displaced
2.3 million people
# of internally displaced people
(Source: Sudan Humanitarian Needs Overview 2017)

468,218 South Sudanese
refugee children
767,570 people
# of South Sudanese refugees in Sudan in total

20 Mar 2018 description

2018 Global Food Policy Report: Anti-Globalism Threatens Progress in Hunger, Poverty Reduction; Requires Strong Policies and Global Leadership

20 Mar 2018 description

Increased violence in Eastern Ghouta and mortar attacks in Damascus and surroundings distribution centers

20 Mar 2018 description

Kantande underscores refugee registration as the prerogative and the inalienable duty of the Government of Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (UNHCR)—UNHCR Representative in Uganda, Bornwell Kantande, has praised the collaboration between registration teams from the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR as the rollout of the countrywide verification of refugees takes effect.

20 Mar 2018 description

Mogadishu - The Government of Somalia, the European Union (EU) and IOM, the UN Migration Agency last week (15/03) launched a project to help approximately 1,000 Somali migrants reintegrate, once they have returned home following being stranded in another country. The EU-funded "Reintegration Facility" project will also assist 1,000 Ethiopians to return from Somalia and reintegrate in their home country.

20 Mar 2018 description

Sarajevo – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, through its Migration Emergency Funding Mechanism, is supporting the Government of Bosnia and Herzegovina to address urgent accommodation and humanitarian needs resulting from an increased number of migrants and asylum seekers.

20 Mar 2018 description

“Movement restricted”: new policy paper on Congolese refugees in Angola

Between March and July 2017, close to 35,000 Congolese refugees fled atrocities in the Kasai region and sought safety in Angola. While the Angolan government has offered many safety from militia and army attacks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), its treatment of those who have fled is troubling.

20 Mar 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 12,983 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 11 weeks of 2018, with about 47 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece (30%) Spain (22%) and Cyprus (less than 1%). This compares with 21,058 at this point in 2017.