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24 May 2017 description

Highlights

  • In April, WFP assisted 12,879 people with full entitlements and 15,811 with partial entitlements (8,033 woman 6,025 girls, 8,034 men and 6,598 boys).

Operational Updates

  • In April, 247 mt of locally purchased wheat flour, as well as 57 mt of locally purchased fortified vegetable oil were delivered to the settlements.

23 May 2017 description

Missing Migrants Project tracks fatalities of migrants, including refugees, traveling along mixed migration routes around the world. This infographic focuses on arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region and also provides a global view. #MissingMigrants

23 May 2017 description

Highlights

4,564 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

5,609 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

59,985 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017

133,544 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017

98% of returnees from Pakistan (4,471 individuals) assisted

7% of returnees from Iran (402 individuals) assisted

Return from Pakistan

22 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants continued to stabilise with 6,842 counted in Serbia on 21 May. 95% of them were accommodated in 18 governmental shelters (below chart refers).

  • Reports of 137 collective expulsions from Croatia were received - more than double the preceding week, with many alleging to have been denied access to asylum procedures and to disproportionate use of force by Croatian authorities.

22 May 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

Note by the Secretary-General

The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.

Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030

Summary

22 May 2017 description
report Voice of America

May 21, 2017 10:16 AM
Noor Zahid
Mehdi Jedinia

Nearly 130,000 undocumented Afghan refugees have been forced by the Iranian government to go home this year, heading to an uncertain future with the resurgent Taliban now holding more than 40 percent rural territory in Afghanistan.

Hundreds more are ousted each day from Iran, in line with Iran’s target of sending 600,000 back to Afghanistan by the end of the year.

19 May 2017 description

54,715 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,332 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 19 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

18 May 2017 description

UNHCR is pleased to announce the opening of a newly constructed health post in Rafsanjan City, as part of UNHCR’s 2016 tripartite agreement between the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA), the Ministry of Health (MoH) and UNHCR.

The inauguration ceremony took place on 24th of April 2017 in the presence of the Rafsanjan Governor Mr. Mola Nouri, MoH Rafsanjan Dr.Esmaieeli and his Deputy Dr. Jamali Zadeh, DG BAFIA Kerman Mr. Shams Aldini and UNHCR Head of Sob-Office Kerman, Ms. Agnes Mulugeta.

18 May 2017 description

KEY UPDATES:

 Conflict and war continued to cause mass casualties and disruption to health service provision in many areas in April 2017

 Three more health facilities were forced to close in the southern region due to conflict—around 1700 families were internally displaced

 WHO continued to support the upgrading of trauma care services in provincial hospitals in Badakhshan, Takhar, Ghor, Badghis and Saripul

17 May 2017 description

Dr. Seyed Amir Mohsen Ziaee, President of the Iranian Red Crescent visited the earthquake affected areas in North Khorasan and said that Red Crescent was immediately on the scene in the first hours of the earthquake and provided relief assistance besides performing its rescue operation. "Relief and rescue works were carried out so fast that 500 relief tents were erected to house quake victims by 5:30 am morning of the next day on Sunday," he also stated.

17 May 2017 description

Situation

  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 M at a depth of 12 km hit northern Iran on 13 May at 18.01 UTC. The epicenter was located approx. 42 km north north-west of Bojnurd city (North Khorasan province). USGS PAGER indicates shaking up to "Very Strong" for 2 000 people and up to "Strong" for 8 000 people.

  • According to official reports, as of 16 May at 9.00 UTC, three people died and 225 people were injured in the city of Pishqaleh (North Khorasan province).

16 May 2017 description

At 31 March 2017, there were 1,328 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,048 in immigration detention on the mainland and 280 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 544 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 24,063 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

16 May 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • 7,020 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia on 14 May. During the week UNHCR and partners met and assisted only 30 new arrivals. For the first time this year, these did not include a single unaccompanied or separated child (UASC).

16 May 2017 description
  • An earthquake of magnitude 5.8 M at a depth of 12 km hit northern Iran on 13 May at 18.01 UTC. The epicenter was located approx. 42 km north north-west of Bojnurd city (North Khorasan province). USGS PAGER indicates shaking up to "Very Strong" for 2 000 people and up to "Strong" for 8 000 people.

  • According to official reports, as of 15 May at 7.00 UTC, two people died and 225 people were injured in the city of Pishqaleh (North Khorasan province).

16 May 2017 description

53,912 arrivals by sea in 2017
1,316 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 16 May
363,401 arrivals in 2016

15 May 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

2017: As of 14 May, 91,022 individuals have been displaced in Afghanistan so far in 2017 with 29 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. This represents a 40 percent decrease compared to those displaced during the same period in 2016 (152,841).

14 May 2017 description

An earthquake measuring 5.8 degrees on the Richter scale jolted the outskirts of Bojnord, the capital of Khorasane-Shomali Province on Saturday night, 13 May 2017 at 10:31 pm local time (18:01 pm UTC time).

According to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University, the tremor occurred 22 kilometres away from Bojnord, was registered at a depth of 12 kilometres and has been felt in big city such as Mashhad.

14 May 2017 description

Tehran, May 14, IRNA – First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri stressed the need for deployment of all resources to address problems of those left injured following the earthquake in the city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan Province.

Jahangiri during a telephone conversation on Sunday with governor general of North Khorasan was briefed on the latest situation in the northeastern province and the conditions of those affected by the quake.

He ordered all rescue teams to do their best to take care of the injured.

14 May 2017 description

Mashad, Razavi Khorasan, May 14, IRNA – Two rapid response rescue and research teams of trained aid workers and rescue dogs have been dispatched to the quake-stricken city of Pishqaleh in North Khorasan Province, an official said on Sunday.

The rescue operations are about to finish and there seems to be no need to ask for further aid from other provinces, Deputy Head of Razavi Khorasan rescue team Esmail Bahman Abadi told the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA).