Global Communities and PCI Launch Integrated Regional Response to Hurricane Eta

Silver Spring, MD – Global Communities and PCI, a Global Communities Partner are quickly mobilizing for an integrated regional response to Hurricane Eta, which brought life-threatening storm surges, damaging winds, flash floods, and landslides to Central America last week. Global Communities and PCI have decades of experience in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as […]

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UNHCR Regional Bureau for Europe – Europe situations: Data and trends: Arrivals and displaced populations (September 2020)

In September, some 10,600 refugees and migrants arrived in Europe via the Mediterranean and Canary Island routes, a 9% increase compared to August, but a 45% reduction compared to September 2019. Spain received the highest number of arrivals in Europe in September (5,264 persons), a first since January 2019. While the majority arrived to the […]

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Protection in Danger Monthly News Brief – October 2020

Africa Burkina Faso 04 October 2020: Between Ouintokoulga and Kiemna-Yarce villages, Pissila department, Sanmatenga province, a convoy of 46 IDPs was reportedly intercepted by armed men who identified themselves as jihadists. Unconfirmed reports suggest the perpetrators were JNIM or ISGS militants. 25 male IDPs were executed, and one male IDP was injured. The perpetrators released […]

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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (4 Nov – 11 Nov 2020)

REGIONAL NORTH-EAST NIGERIA AND BURKINA FASO EDGING CLOSER TO FAMINE North-east Nigeria and Burkina Faso are among the world’s hunger hotspots with the highest risk. Vulnerable communities could slip into famine within months if conditions deteriorate any further, FAO and WFP warned. In Burkina Faso, 3.3 million people are in the emergency phase of food […]

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UNHCR Sahel Crisis Response – Progress report January – September 2020

RESPONDING TO THE URGENT NEEDS OF REFUGEES, INTERNALLY DISPLACED, RETURNEES AND OTHERS OF CONCERN Regional Overview The Sahel region continues to face a severe humanitarian and protection crisis, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and major flooding across the region. To address the significant needs of displaced populations and their hosts, UNHCR scaled its emergency response, […]

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