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09 Mar 2017 description

On International Women’s Day 2017, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) celebrates the women of Afghanistan, and highlights the dangers they face during pregnancy and childbirth.

08 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

25,112
People that have benefitted from alternatives to camps in UNHCR accommodation since the beginning of the programme

19,124
UNHCR accommodation places currently active as alternatives to camps 704 Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece since the beginning of the programme

1,168
Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to improved accommodation on the mainland in state run sites or UNHCR accommodation

08 Mar 2017 description

Pakistan's border police say more than 20,000 Afghans and Pakistanis have crossed into Afghanistan since March 7 since Pakistani authorities temporarily reopened two main crossings that were closed after a series of militant attacks.

The figures on the number of people making the crossing during the temporary reopening was announced on March 8 by Faiz Khan, a Pakistani official at the Torkham crossing into eastern Afghanistan.

08 Mar 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch

Disregard for Medical Neutrality Harms Patients, Health Workers, and the Public

By Patricia Gossman

Today’s deliberate attack on a military hospital in Kabul is a war crime – the latest incident targeting patients, healthcare personnel, and medical facilities in Afghanistan.

08 Mar 2017 description

Every year, an estimated 246 million children are subject to some form of gender-based violence – mistreatment, bullying, psychological abuse and sexual harassment in or on the way to school. Agenda 2030 places gender equality and inclusive and equitable quality education at the heart of its concerns, and addresses violence against girls and boys as a cross-cutting concern.

08 Mar 2017 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan condemns today’s complex attack on Kabul’s Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital.

The hospital treats sick and wounded members of the armed forces and their family members, and is the largest medical military facility in Afghanistan.

08 Mar 2017 description

Human Rights Council
MIDDAY

7 March 2017

The Human Rights Council in its midday meeting held a clustered interactive dialogue with Marta Santos Pais, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on violence against children, and with Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on children and armed conflict.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Key Facts

2,100 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 1 March 2017)

1,362 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 1 March, including 149 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,008 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 1 March) including:

•178 in Reception and Identification Centers

•16 in protective custody

08 Mar 2017 description

KABUL - The United Nations in Afghanistan celebrates International Women’s Day today, which in 2017 is being marked globally under the theme of “Women in the Changing World of Work.” With this day, the UN is making a universal call for women’s participation in all professions and highlighting their essential contributions in all spheres of work.

07 Mar 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Mar 2017): 2,695
Total arrivals in Greece during Mar 2017: 211
Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 35
Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 39 Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 56
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during March 2017: 324

07 Mar 2017 description

Statement by Ms. Leila Zerrougui
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
Geneva, 7 March 2017

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Mr. Chairman, Distinguished delegates,

Dear colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen,

It is a pleasure to be here with Ms. Santos Pais for my sixth interactive dialogue. This will be the final time I address the Council. I would like to take this opportunity to say that it has been a pleasure working with you all.

07 Mar 2017 description

Against the odds, a new agricultural outreach model targeting rural women is taking shape in Afghanistan – and delivering on its promise of empowerment, greater productivity, and higher incomes.

War and instability in Afghanistan have devastated a once-thriving agricultural sector. One fallout has been the hardship faced by Afghani women. As men continue to leave home – first to go to war and more recently to seek employment in Kabul and elsewhere – women have been left behind to take care of the household and land.

07 Mar 2017 description

19,384 arrivals by sea in 2017
521 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 07 March
363,401 arrivals in 2016

07 Mar 2017 description

IKRAM JUNAIDI

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at an event have urged the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan to resume dialogue for resolution of their issues. They said the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan should never be closed because it only affects poor people and that movement of terrorists cannot be stopped by such an action.

They were speaking at the ‘Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral (Track II/ I.5) Dialogue’ held under the theme: “In Pursuit of an Elusive Peace — A diversity of challenges, a bouquet of opportunities.”

06 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Over 7,800 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 85% (6,610) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.

06 Mar 2017 description

PAKISTAN/Quetta: Alarmingly low enrolment rates show that only under half of Afghan refugee children attend primary school in the Pakistani province, Balochistan.

Mujeeb and Bibi Hajira, aged 10 and 9 years, are two of almost one thousand refugee children that enrolled in an Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) in the provincial capital Quetta, a programme designed by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Mujeeb and Bibi Hajira’s parents came to Pakistan along with their grandparents in the early 1980s because of security conditions in Afghanistan.

06 Mar 2017 description

Trends of Sea Arrivals

During the reporting period, 268 refugees and migrants have arrived by sea to Greece. The number of sea arrivals fluctuated between 0 (21-25-26 February) and 165 (22 February). Chios recorded the majority of estimated sea arrivals (165), followed by Crete (60). Comparing with the previous week the average number of daily arrivals increased from 27 to 38.

06 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen slightly from last week to 652,594 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
In 2017 so far, 22,602 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 20 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. 36 per cent are located in hard to access areas.