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IOM Iraq Emergency Tracking: 17,916 Individuals Displaced in First Two Weeks of Mosul Operations

Iraq – On Tuesday (1/11) the IOM Iraq Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) – the standard data source used to guide the humanitarian response – recorded a total of 17,916 individuals displaced by military operations that began on 17 October around the Mosul region. The total number of individuals is calculated by multiplying...
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IOM, Italy Launch “AWARE MIGRANTS” Campaign

taly – “AWARE MIGRANTS,” an information campaign jointly developed by the Italian Ministry of Interior and the IOM Coordination Office for the Mediterranean in Rome, was launched yesterday (28 July). It aims to raise awareness among potential migrants about the dangerous journey across the desert and the Mediterranean. The campaign mainly...
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UNHCR aids refugees on the Greek Islands

(UNHCR) – UN refugee agency staff have worked throughout the week to provide emergency shelter and support to thousands of refugees, migrants and the local host communities on the Greek Islands. An estimated 20,000 refugees and migrants are currently on the Islands of Chios, Kalymnos, Kos, Lesvos, Leros and Samos,...
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Minister for Europe calls for calm in Turkey

Foreign Office Minister David Lidington said: I condemn in the strongest terms the spate of recent terrorist attacks in Turkey, including the PKK attacks on Turkish security forces in Daglica and Igdir this week. My thoughts are with the families of those killed and with the people of Turkey, as...
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A New Home and a Helping Hand

Time seems to have stopped in Dilingala, a sleepy farming village in southern Chad. But for many local residents, including 40-year-old Nicolas, life is forever changing. The violence ravaging the Central African Republic, just 50 kilometres from here, spilled over into Dilingala a year ago. Now, Nicolas hosts a refugee...
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Sharjah Meet: UNHCR calls for urgent protection action for refugee children

(UNHCR) – UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called Wednesday at a landmark conference in Sharjah for urgent action to strengthen protection for millions of refugee children. “Protecting refugee children is a core priority for UNHCR, and doing this right requires the close collaboration of all stakeholders,” Guterres told...
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