(Report from UNOCHA). The global number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has reached an all-time high, as an increasing number of IDPs remain displaced for years or even decades. In 2014, more than 50 countries were reported to have people living in internal displacement for more than 10 years. As illustrated in the five country case studies informing this report (Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Philippines, Somalia and Ukraine)i , a rapidly resolved internal displacement crisis where IDPs find durable solutions—sustainable return, local integration or relocation—has become a rare exception.
A report just released by the ICRC estimates that fifty million people currently bear the brunt of war in cities around the world. http://reliefweb.int/sites/reliefweb.int/files/resources/4312_002_Urban-Warfare_web_new_EN.pdf
Parties to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have repeatedly failed to implement ceasefire agreements, allowing hostilities to escalate and claim more lives as the conflict moved into its fourth year, a UN report published today says.
This briefing paper presents an overview of the available research and data on migration and displacement as they relate to changes in the environment, and climate, of countries in the Middle East.
Report from UNOCHA. Kenya Flash Appeal: $165.71 million Required to reach 2.6 million people with life-saving assistance and protection in the next 10 months.
REPORT from Médecins Sans Frontières. Pressure is mounting in Tanzanian refugee camps as the flow of refugees from Burundi continues on a large scale. January saw the largest rate of new arrivals in a single month since May 2015, with nearly 19,000 people crossing the border into Tanzania, according to the UNHCR.
Report from OCHA. Le Bassin du Lac Tchad est aux prises avec une situation d’urgence humanitaire complexe affectant quelque 17 millions de personnes dans les zones les plus touchées au nord-est du Nigeria, dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun, à l’ouest du Tchad et au sud-ouest du Niger. L’impact combiné de l’aggravation de l’insécurité, de la rapide croissance de la population et de la grave vulnérabilité résultant des effets du changement climatique, de la dégradation de l’environnement, de la pauvreté et du sous-investissement dans les services sociaux se traduit par un nombre record de personnes ayant besoin de secours d’urgence. La violence continue a poussé 2,3 millions de personnes à fuir leurs foyers.
REPORT from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il a été publié par le Sousbureau. OCHA Bambari et couvre la période du 09 au 15 Janvier 2017. Sur le plan géographique, il couvre les préfectures de Ouaka, Basse-Kotto, Haute Kotto, Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou et Vakaga.
Since the EUTurkey Agreement came into effect in March of 2016, over 60,000 refugees and migrants remain stranded in Greece. Over half of refugees and migrants entering Greece between January and June of 2016 were women and children, with women comprising 22% of the total number of new arrivals.’ Many of these women are pregnant, have infants or young children, are heads of households, or are single women traveling on their own to reunite with family members in other countries. Inadequate protection and promotion of women’s health, safety, and rights has been a concerning feature of the crisis, reflected in both the current conditions of closed facilities and open temporary reception structures (sites) in Greece as well as in the insufficient access to long-term protection options. In many of the sites, the level of security and service provision falls short of meeting international minimum standards. This leaves women exposed to gender-based violence, including domestic violence, sexual assault and exploitation, and trafficking and lacking adequate access to sexual and reproductive health care. Women have limited access to legal protection and there are urgent concerns about the particular obstacles women face in navigating the asylum process due to low literacy, language barriers, inability to access legal information, and their care responsibilities that reduce both their time and mobility. The absence of a clear and sufficiently-resourced and staffed legal protection system compounds the challenges women face, especially in cases of family reunification.