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22 Jul 2015 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), has determined that external assistance is not required, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors at this time.

The situation

20 Jul 2015 description

Karaj, Alborz Prov, July 20, IRNA – At least eight people were reported to be killed on Sunday due to floods triggered by torrential rains in this northern Iranian province, a local official told IRNA on Monday.

Mohammad-Taqi Irani, deputy governor of Alborz province, said the Karaj river overflowed following heavy rain and thunder in Chalous road washing away 25 cars.

The flood caused serious damage to the area, the official added.

20 Jul 2015 description

Based on initial assessment reports from the Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent, at least 11 people have been killed, 30 injured and 12 persons listed as missing in unseasonable flash floods in ten provinces of Iran during the last two days.

The flooding, triggered by torrential rains, affected several counties in 10 provinces including 2 counties in Alborz, 2 in Tehran, 10 in Mazandaran, 3 in Qazvin, 1 in Khorasane-Shomali, 3 in Kurdestan, 1 in Kerman, 2 in Semnan, 1 in Zanjan and 1 in Azerbaijane-Gharbi so far.

14 Jul 2015 description

Islam Qala, Afghanistan | AFP | Tuesday 7/14/2015 - 03:17 GMT | 787 words

by Emmanuel PARISSE

At Zero Point, the main border crossing between Afghanistan and Iran, hundreds of Afghan labourers return to their homeland each day.

Some are exhausted by gruelling working conditions, but many others bear the hallmarks of heroin addiction they acquired while in Iran.

10 Jul 2015 description

About this report

This report provides an overview of the number of people in immigration detention and Regional Processing Centres as at midnight on the date of the report. The report is produced on a monthly basis.

09 Jul 2015 description
report Geneva Call

Geneva, 28 June 2015

The Kurdistan Freedom Party from Iran, (Parti Azadi Kurdistan, PAK), signed Geneva Call’s Deeds of Commitment banning AP mines, prohibiting sexual violence and against gender discrimination and protecting children in armed conflict on 28th June 2015 in the Kurdish region of Iraq. The PAK was represented by its Vice President Hussein Yazdanpana.

06 Jul 2015 description

Situation Générale en juin 2015, Prévision jusqu'à ’mi-août 2015

La situation relative au Criquet pèlerin est restée calme en juin. De bonnes pluies et au moins deux générations seront nécessaires pour que les effectifs augment cet été dans les aires de reproduction estivale traditionnelles du Sahel septentrional d'Afrique de l'ouest et du Soudan ainsi que de part et d'autre de la frontière indo-pakistanaise.

05 Jul 2015 description

In May 2015, a total of 12,053 Afghan refugees voluntarily repatriated to Afghanistan. 11,794 came from Pakistan, 253 from Iran, and 6 from India. This figure is more than four times the 2,840 returnees who returned in May 2014, and is also 30% higher compared to 9,287 returnees in April 2015.

In the first five months of 2015, a total of 33,558 Afghan refugees returned to Afghanistan under UNHCR’s assisted return program.

04 Jul 2015 description

Le premier jour de cette canicule, une opération humanitaire inédite en France a eu lieu le 30 juin 2015 à Calais. 4 organisations non gouvernementales internationales ont décidé d’agir dans le camp de migrants informel de La Lande, en distribuant nourriture et kits hygiène aux 3 000 migrants qui vivent ici.

03 Jul 2015 description

The first day of the heat wave, an unprecedented humanitarian operation was held in France on June 30, 2015 in Calais. 4 international NGOs have decided to act in ’The New Jungle’, a camp for informal migrants, providing food and hygiene kits for the 3,000 migrants living here.

03 Jul 2015 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • About-average wheat crop forecast in 2015

  • Wheat import requirements forecast at above‑average levels in 2015/16 Inflation rates ease

  • Food security situation improves, but vulnerable groups in parts are still a concern

23 Jun 2015 description
report Human Rights Watch

Child Recruitment and Marriage; Attacks on Education

(Brussels, June 23, 2015) – Large numbers of children from war-torn countries, often traveling alone, are fleeing abuses in their home countries to seek safety in the European Union, Human Rights Watch said today. Many are fleeing recruitment as soldiers, child marriage, and attacks on schools, or escaping other effects of war in Syria and Afghanistan or discrimination against Afghan refugees in Iran.

21 Jun 2015 description

June the 20th marks the World Refugee Day. Afghanistan is a country with millions of its population scattered as refugees around the world that is why our government and people attach high importance to this day.

Despite the fact that over the past fifteen years, more than six million refugees have returned home and resumed a peaceful life, millions other Afghans still reside out of their country.

17 Jun 2015 description

IKRAM JUNAIDI

ISLAMABAD: Iran has proposed that health centres be established on both sides of the border between Pakistan and Iran to stop transfer of diseases from one country to another.

Iran has also offered to provide vaccines for different diseases and train Pakistani health workers.

However, the Ministry of National Health Services (NHS) has said that it needs to discuss the proposal with the Foreign Office and the government of Balochistan.

17 Jun 2015 description

YUMNA RAFI

KARACHI: Pakistan hosts as many as 1.5 million refugees, which is the second largest number in the world after Turkey, which is home to 1.59 million Syrian refugees, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

16 Jun 2015 description

I. Introduction

  1. The present report is submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/11 and Security Council resolution 2210 (2015), in which I was requested to report every three months on developments in Afghanistan.

16 Jun 2015 description

An Iranian plane carrying Red Crescent humanitarian relief aid for Yemen landed in Djibouti on Friday, 29 May 2015. The 20 ton cargo was delivered to the WFP (World Food Programme), to be forwarded to Yemen in a support to the Yemeni Red Crescent’s humanitarian operations including the distribution of relief items among Yemeni people.

15 Jun 2015 description

COUNTRY STRATEGY:

WFP’s protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO 200310) supporting the food needs of refugees in Iran, which began in mid-2013, pursues two key objectives: (1)
Improved food consumption of vulnerable refugee households; and (2) Increased access to education and human capital development for refugee girls and youths.
WFP targets Afghan and Iraqi refugees living in settlements with general food distribution on a monthly basis and based on their vulnerability.

15 Jun 2015 description

Tehran (ICRC) – A round-table meeting took place today on the challenges of protecting health-care workers from violence during conflict and other emergencies, particularly in the Middle East. It was hosted by the Red Crescent Society of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).