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19 Jun 2017 description
report UN Security Council

Letter dated 9 May 2017 from the Chair of the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) addressed to the President of the Security Council

I have the honour to transmit herewith the eighth report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team established pursuant to resolution 1526 (2004), which was submitted to the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011), in accordance with paragraph (a) of the annex to resolution 2255 (2015).

19 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

671 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

4,593 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

68,723 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

154,759 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

91% of returnees from Pakistan (610 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (260 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

19 Jun 2017 description

HIGHLIGHT

A sharp increase of the overall registration figure was noted in the first quarter of the year. It is believed that this is the direct consequence of a stricter application of the 30 days rule following pre-registration: if no action is taken by the security apparatus, the pre-registered individuals are automatically cleared at the end of 30 days and show as registered. However Syrian refugees are facing difficulties in obtaining identity cards which limits their access to services such as health and education.

19 Jun 2017 description

KEY UPDATES:

  • A major explosion in Kabul on 31 May killed at least 150 people and in- jured hundreds

  • The deteriorated security situa on resulted in the closure of more health facili es in the Southern and Eastern regions—15 health facili es report- ed being either closed or only par ally open

  • 61 disease outbreaks were reported in May — 40% of outbreaks were a ributed to measles and 25% to Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF)

17 Jun 2017 description
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Highlights:

• ACAP III field teams assessed 363 conflict related incidents for ACAP III eligibility. The incidents were associated with 248 killed and 596 injured victims.

• Held 36 immediate assistance distribution events in various parts of the country. A total of 265 immediate assistance packages were delivered reaching 2,566 beneficiaries (1,295 males, 1,271 females).

• Provided psychosocial counselling to 770 new beneficiaries (445 males, 325 females).

• Provided physical therapy to 311 new beneficiaries (99 females, 212 males).

16 Jun 2017 description

INTRODUCTION

In developing a concept on the Protection of Civilians (PoC), NATO should consider a cautionary approach, recognizing that the policy adopted by the Warsaw Summit emerges from decades of failure to protect civilians in conflict (NATO, 2016). These failures range from ethnic cleansing in the Balkans, genocide in Rwanda, civilian casualties in Afghanistan, security gaps in Libya, and the inability of the international community to protect civilians during the war in Syria.

16 Jun 2017 description

Overview

Between 1 January and 31 May 2017, 60,228 persons arrived in Italy by sea. This is a 26% increase compared to sea arrivals in the same period last year (47,883). Trends in sea arrivals should be assessed over time, as fluctuations on a monthly basis may be linked to various factors, including weather and sea conditions or the situation in the countries of departure and origin. Geopolitical developments and the capacity of smugglers to organize departures may also affect sea arrivals.

16 Jun 2017 description

Youngsters at refugee camps in northern Greece have had their first ever dental appointments, thanks to Doctors of the World’s Mobile Dentistry Unit funded by the European Commission. Led by dentist Sofia Kouva, the three-person team has been at refugee camps in Ioannina and Thessaloniki, teaching youngsters how to care for their teeth, parents how to help, and of course giving their teeth a polish and shine as well.

16 Jun 2017 description
report GAVI Alliance

Gavi Board agrees to extend support for inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) to 2020; new policy on fragile settings, emergencies and refugees also approved

16 Jun 2017 description

Rainfall continues over most of West Africa and northern East Africa

  1. Below-average rainfall since late February has resulted in moisture deficits throughout many parts of southern South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia, and northern Tanzania.

  2. Limited rainfall since March has led to developing moisture deficits across parts of Liberia, Cote d’Ivoire, and southern Guinea.

16 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a crowded Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan's capital late Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding many others.

Islamic State, through its global mouthpiece the Amal News Agency, claimed responsibility for the bombing.

Witnesses at Kabul's Al Zahra mosque reported that police guards identified and tried to intercept the bomber, but he opened fire at them and forced his way into the worship place.

15 Jun 2017 description

European Refugee Crisis

The world is currently experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. In Europe alone we are witnessing the largest refugee population since World War II.

Since 2015, ADRA has placed a priority on meeting the essential needs of refugee families and individuals in the European refugee crisis.

Why ADRA is Responding

15 Jun 2017 description

“Without this hospital, I would have lost my life”

8 June 2017 – 60-year-old Nazo stands at the bedside of his grandson Rahmatullah, 19, who was badly injured by a roadside bomb in Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand province in southern Afghanistan. Rahmatullah lost both of his legs in the blast, and received treatment at the Surgical Centre for War Victims run by Emergency, an Italian NGO.

“There is a fight going on everywhere and you can hear gun shots from everywhere. I fear that peace will never come,” Nazo says.

15 Jun 2017 description

A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

  • In May, WFP assisted 12,868 people with full entitlements and 15,994 with partial entitlements (8,081 woman 6,061 girls, 8,082 men and 6,638 boys).

Operational Updates

  • In May, 69 mt of sugar and 144 mt of internationally purchased lentils were released from custom clearance to be distributed in June.
    Furthermore, 92 mt of vegetable oil were delivered to settlements (locally refined by Golnaz oil factory).

15 Jun 2017 description

Highlights

According to available data, there have been 72,377 new arrivals to Greece,
Italy, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Spain between 1 January and 31 May 2017.

Until 31 May 2017, there were estimated 60,228 cumulative arrivals to Italy, compared to 47,851 arrivals recorded at the end of the same month in 2016 (26% increase). Contrary to that, Greece has seen a 95% lower number of arrivals by the end May 2017 when compared to the same period 2016 (8,025 and 158,461 respectively).