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06 Dec 2016 description

A pesar de que el mundo ha cambiado en 65 años desde que se redactó la Convención, el Alto Comisionado Adjunto para la Protección del ACNUR, Volker Türk, explica por qué esta continúa siendo relevante en la actualidad.

06 Dec 2016 description
report People in Need

Thanks to its support there are now seven times as many school goers compared to the year 2001

06 Dec 2016 description

Highlights

  • 3,019 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 27 November and 3 December, a 27.3% decrease from the previous week.
  • 4,673 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 26.2% decrease from the previous week.
  • 239,743 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 410,695 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

Situation Overview

06 Dec 2016 description

Situation Overview

During 2016, the volume of Afghan refugees and undocumented migrants returning to Afghanistan steadily increased with an estimated 232,566 undocumented individuals having returned by November 2016. As per current estimates, approximately 0.7 million undocumented Afghans continue to reside in Pakistan. In coordination with IOM Afghanistan, IOM Pakistan is supporting information collection, dissemination and in-kind assistance to returnees.

06 Dec 2016 description

OVERVIEW

The United States Agency for International Development is partnering with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to support the Afghan Government and civil society to improve access to safe drinking water, community sanitation facilities, and hygiene practices in households, schools, and health facilities. The program aims to improve the lives of at least 75,000 vulnerable and disadvantaged households in 16 selected rural Afghan provinces.

06 Dec 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 04 Dec 2016): 171,909

Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2016: 124

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 31

Average daily arrivals during Nov 2016: 66

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 3

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Dec 2016: 144

05 Dec 2016 description

Between June and September 2016, over 17,000 people in 16 countries were asked to share their views on a range of issues relating to war – in the People on War survey. The results are both reassuring and alarming.

05 Dec 2016 description

Ottawa Convention concludes in Chile

Santiago, Chile – The Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention's Fifteenth Meeting of the States Parties (15MSP) has concluded a week of work in Santiago, Chile, recording success in stockpile destruction with Poland announcing it had destroyed one million stockpiled landmines bringing to 158 the number of States that no longer hold stocks. With Poland's stockpile destruction, the States Parties have now destroyed more than 49 million landmines.

05 Dec 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Authorities, UNHCR, and partners encountered a stable number of around 6,400 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants. Over 5,300 (i.e. 84%) were accommodated in thirteen governmental facilities, while the remainder were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade City centre or at the border with Hungary.

05 Dec 2016 description

Assisting man-made and natural disasters-affected population and destitute families is ARCS priority in line with the Movement’s fundamental principles.

ARCS had run a survey and recognized 600 destitute families in Logar and another 600 in MaidanWardak provinces. Accordingly, ARCS had optimally distributed the relief items that were donated by United Arab Emirate.

The donated relief items included 10 KG flour, 5 KG rice, 3 Liter oil, 3 KG bean and sugar.

05 Dec 2016 description

Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes

05 Dec 2016 description
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Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need

05 Dec 2016 description

Reporting Officer: Abdul Majid
FSAC coordinator
OSRO/AFG/602/USA

Country/place Visited: Jalalabad Afghanistan.
Dates: 17th to 20th November 2016

Purpose of Visit: Participation in the food security cluster meeting to discuss on 1) FSAC response plan 2017, 2) gaps in response for undocumented returnees, 3) FSAC response review at Torkhum boarder. .

Programme Entity/Project: OSRO/AFG/602/USA

Date of Report: 27th November 2016

Background and Summary:

04 Dec 2016 description
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KABUL - A new United Nations report released today indicates positive trends in Afghanistan’s juvenile detention and rehabilitation facilities while also outlining a critical need to improve in-detention education and post-rehabilitation care for young Afghans.

Extensive research carried out by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) into juvenile rehabilitation centres (JRCs) indicates the need for the Afghan government to focus, in particular, on helping young Afghans re-enter society.

02 Dec 2016 description

While the world has changed in the 65 years since the Convention was drawn up, UNHCR’s protection chief, Volker Türk, explains why it remains relevant today.

2 December 2016

02 Dec 2016 description
  • As of 30 November 2016, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require US$22.1 billion to meet the needs of 96.2 million humanitarian crisis-affected people in 40 countries. Together the appeals are funded at $11.4 billion, leaving a shortfall of $10.7 billion.

02 Dec 2016 description

UNHCR Voluntary Repatriation Centre in KP continued to process scheduled families only. Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan decreased by 66% during the week of 20 - 26 Nov. compared to the previous week. The Voluntary Repatriation Centre is expected to stop processing from 1 December. According to IOM, the return of undocumented Afghans also decreased by 18% from the previous week’s total of 5,056.