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25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is extremely concerned about the safety of hundreds of journalists and media outlets in a number of Afghan provinces as a result of an increase in attacks by the Taliban and Islamic State.

25 Aug 2016 description
report Oxfam

Background, evaluation objectives and methodology

25 Aug 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 23 Aug 2016): 162,604

Total arrivals in Greece during Aug 2016: 2,307

Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 100

Average daily arrivals during Jul 2016: 62

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 36

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Aug 2016: 811

25 Aug 2016 description

Since 2002, USAID has invested more than $2 billion to support the development of Afghanistan’s road network. As one of Afghanistan’s major development partners, USAID is moving to phase-out investments in road construction and developing the Afghan government’s capacity to perform infrastructure operations and maintenance (O&M). The Road Sector Sustainability Program (RSSP) is designed to assist the government of Afghanistan make the transition through restructuring and reform to self-sustainability in the roads O&M sector.

25 Aug 2016 description

Kabul, Afghanistan | AFP | Thursday 8/25/2016 - 08:33 GMT

by Mushtaq MOJADDIDI

At least 12 people were killed after militants stormed the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul, officials said Thursday, in a nearly 10-hour raid that prompted anguished pleas for help from trapped students.

Explosions and gunfire rocked the campus after the attack began Wednesday evening, just weeks after two university professors -- an American and an Australian -- were kidnapped at gunpoint near the school.

24 Aug 2016 description

Filippo Grandi says the Government continues to face serious challenges, particularly if EU countries do not step up relocation and family reunion programmes

By: Tania Karas

ATHENS, Greece – Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Wednesday during an official visit to the country.

24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

24 Aug 2016 description
report World Bank

Story Highlights

Raising livestock provides ultra-poor rural families an opportunity to earn a livelihood and become entrepreneurs.

The Targeting the Ultra Poor (TUP) program which is part of the Afghanistan Access to Finance Project implemented through the Microfinance Investment Support Facility for Afghanistan, aims to move participants from safety net programs to income-earning activities, and links them with microfinance programs.

24 Aug 2016 description

By Omar Waraich, 21 August 2016, 15:05 UTC

UNTIL recently, Pakistan was home to the largest refugee population. For decades, the country won much praise for giving sanctuary to vulnerable people who had to flee their homes. When far wealthier countries showed a callous indifference towards those people seeking safety — tightening border controls while pleading lack of capacity — the example of Pakistan shamed them.

24 Aug 2016 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$ 3'554'015

Balance Requested: US$ 2'991'388

Geneva, 24 August 2016 Dear Colleagues,

24 Aug 2016 description

Belgrade, Serbia | AFP | Wednesday 8/24/2016 - 10:03 GMT

Serbian police have arrested a hunter after an Afghan migrant was shot dead in the country's southeast near the border with Bulgaria, Belgrade said Wednesday.

Security forces were patrolling near the town of Pirot late Tuesday when they "heard a shot and then met six migrants, one of whom had been shot in the chest," a defence ministry statement said.

There were also four hunters on the spot, one of whom was arrested after an initial probe.

24 Aug 2016 description

The tenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the WHO Director-General on 11 August 2016.

The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine­derived polioviruses (cVDPV).

23 Aug 2016 description

Kazakhstan and Japan will for the first time work in tandem on a USD 400,000 programme designed to expand women’s economic independence and rights in Afghanistan.

Although Kazakhstan has helped other countries in the past, this is the first project that the country will implement in line with international standards for providing official development assistance.

23 Aug 2016 description

Germany - As the number of migrant deaths worldwide continues to rise significantly, IOM’s Missing Migrants Project has recorded 23 per cent more migrant deaths during the first half of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.

The latest IOM GMDAC Data Briefing, “Dangerous Journeys,” released on Tuesday 23 August, was prepared by the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin. It takes an in-depth look at the available global figures for migrant deaths and disappearances during the first half of 2016.

23 Aug 2016 description

Lille, France | AFP | mardi 23/08/2016 - 10:00 GMT

Un Soudanais d'une trentaine d'années est mort de ses blessures, après une rixe survenue mardi matin entre migrants soudanais et afghans à proximité de Calais (nord de la France), où sont concentrés plusieurs milliers de réfugiés, a-t-on appris auprès de la préfecture.

Un second migrant soudanais a été blessé à la tête, mais ses jours ne sont pas en danger.

Il s'agit du 11e migrant mort à Calais et ses environs depuis le 1er janvier 2016, selon un décompte officiel.