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25 Nov 2015 description

The Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This infographic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants

25 Nov 2015 description

Shiraz, Nov 24, IRNA – United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) representative in Iran Sivanka Dhanapala hailed the measures taken to provide health insurance coverage to refugees in the Islamic Republic saying they are unmatched at the global level.

On a visit to the Fars Province with a group of Tehran-based foreign diplomats, he made the remarks in a meeting with local officials in which he said Iran's endeavors are unparalleled by any country hosting foreign displaced refugees.

24 Nov 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Countries adopt UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy to double number of people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2020

An estimated 15.8 million people are now on HIV treatment, a doubling from five years ago, as countries adopt the UNAIDS Fast-Track Strategy using data to fine-tune delivery of HIV prevention and treatment services to reach people being left behind

24 Nov 2015 description

On Friday last week, UNHCR, together with our partners IOM and Unicef, expressed our shared concern at the risks associated with a series of new and uncoordinated restrictions imposed on several borders in the Balkans in use by refugees and migrants. The negative consequences of these actions are already becoming clear as people become backed up in countries along the route and without proper solution to their situations. A new humanitarian situation is developing in Europe that needs urgent attention.

23 Nov 2015 description

Since four countries - former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia - decided to only allow entry to Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan nationals, around 3000 people are stranded in Idomeni in northern Greece.

By Caroline Haga and Nichola Jones, IFRC

Several thousand people are stranded in Greece after the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia imposed fresh border restrictions, forcing families to spend the night sleeping in the open.

22 Nov 2015 description

The Islamic Republic of Iran has set an example, globally, by including all refugees into its Salamat Insurance Scheme that will provide all registered Afghan and Iraqi refugees with health insurance services similar to that of its own nationals. Iran marked this decision with the signature of a tripartite agreement between the Bureau for Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) of the Ministry of Interior, the Iranian Health Insurance Organization (IHIO Salamat) and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which will be soon implemented.

21 Nov 2015 description

New border control rules implemented almost simultaneously by the governments of Macedonia, Serbia and Croatia over the past 48 hours have resulted in large-scale renewed human rights violations, including collective expulsions and discrimination against individuals perceived to be economic migrants or refugees on the basis of their nationality, Amnesty International said today.

20 Nov 2015 description
report IRIN

Tensions are running high at the Greek-Macedonian border. Thousands of migrants and refugees have been stranded there for the past two days since Macedonian authorities began only allowing those from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan to cross and continue their journey to northern Europe.

20 Nov 2015 description
report UN General Assembly


Seventieth Session, 50th & 51st Meetings (AM & PM)

Confrontation and politically motivated country-specific resolutions undermined the dialogue and cooperation between States and hampered the improvement of human rights, the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) heard today as it took action on a package of draft resolutions ranging from situation reports of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Iran and Syria to the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

17 Nov 2015 description

Buildings crumbled into a pile of rubble. Unimaginable loss of life. Rations. People scrambling for food and water. Families torn apart. Communication lines down. Darkness approaching with no prospect of electricity. Supplies running out. Hospitals working overtime at full capacity. Impassable roads. Makeshift tents everywhere. Sadness. Tears.

This is the human face of a devastating natural disaster. Iran is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world with floods, drought and earthquakes being the most frequent tragedies to strike.

17 Nov 2015 description


"We are raising as much, or more, as we’ve ever raised. Our traditional donors are as generous as ever.
It’s that the number of crises is outpacing the generosity. We need those who have given to us to give more. And we need more donors to support the gap.” WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, speaking in August 2015 to Philanthropy Age magazine.

17 Nov 2015 description

The Missing Migrants Project is the only global database sharing key data on deceased and missing migrants around the world. This infographic focuses on migrant arrivals and fatalities in the Mediterranean region. #MissingMigrants

16 Nov 2015 description

Malaria diagnostic, care and treatment services for malaria patients are free of charge in the Islamic Republic of Iran and the country has adopted an approach in the provision of these services to both Iranians and non-Iranians alike.

Statistics show that in only three provinces of Shiraz, Zahedan and Bandar Abbas, 578 health houses and health centers are equipped with Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDT) kits and out of a total of over 2.8 million population that are insured over 125,000 are Afghans – out of which around 50% are in rural settings.

15 Nov 2015 description


■ 51,055 refugees and migrants have crossed the border into fyR Macedonia during the reporting period 28 October - 03 November with a daily average of 7,294. Since UNHCR began monitoring the departures from Gevgelija on 1 July 2015 some 470,000 refugees and migrants have departed.

Intention to apply for asylum: 207,905 applications have been filed from 19 June to 03 November 2015 (source: Ministry of Interior).

Operational Context

13 Nov 2015 description

Un rapport publié par l’OMS, l’UNICEF, l’UNFPA, le Groupe de la Banque mondiale et la Division de la population des Nations Unies rend compte des progrès accomplis.

Communiqué de presse conjoint

12 NOVEMBRE 2015 ¦ GENÈVE/NEW YORK - Selon un rapport publié aujourd’hui par plusieurs organismes des Nations Unies et par le Groupe de la Banque mondiale, la mortalité maternelle a baissé de 44 % par rapport à 1990.

12 Nov 2015 description

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Thursday 11/12/2015 - 12:39 GMT

At least eight people, including five children, have died in flash floods in south Iran, state television reported Thursday.

Heavy rain hit Iran this week, causing casualties and damage in the southern provinces of Fars, Hormozgan and Kerman.

Three children died in the floods in Fars province, where torrents washed away some 400 kilometres (250 miles) of pathways used by local tribes.

11 Nov 2015 description
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Executive Summary

Maternal deaths fell 44% since 1990 – UN

Report from WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group and the United Nations Population Division highlights progress

GENEVA/NEW YORK, 12 November 2015 – Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% since 1990, United Nations agencies and the World Bank Group reported today.

10 Nov 2015 description

Tehran, 09 November 2015 – The Government of Denmark’s USD 1.9 million donation assists the Islamic Republic of Iran in meeting the livelihood needs of more than 950,000 Afghan refugees currently residing in Iran.

09 Nov 2015 description


  • Almost 6,000 refugee students apply for the DAFI scholarships, offered by the Government of Germany for higher education.

  • Thousands of Syrian refugees try and get to Greece and Germany, transiting through Turkey.

  • Two new community centres opened in Adana and Gaziantep.


Tents: 45,220 (for 227,540 beneficiaries)

Foam mattresses: 270,000

Plastic Sheets: 32,840 (for 120,190 beneficiaries)