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28 Apr 2017 description

43,357 arrivals by sea in 2017

1,089 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 28 April

363,401 arrivals in 2016

26 Apr 2017 description

KABUL, Afghanistan - The United Nations Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr. Volker Türk, during his visit to Afghanistan, urged the international community and the Government to ensure that the immediate and longer term needs of returnees, internally displaced people and affected communities are given the necessary attention and support to address the need of these populations comprehensively.

26 Apr 2017 description

At 28 February 2017, there were 1,383 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1,119 in immigration detention on the mainland and 264 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 550 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 24,760 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

25 Apr 2017 description

According to DoRR of Nimroz province; 1,244 refugees including 34 families voluntarily retuned to the country in three last days from Iran.

Nimroz DoRR authorities says; since April 19 to April 21, the mentioned refugees entered the country from Abresham border.

According to DoRR, the returnees are undocumented, some of them which were vulnerable, introduced to IOM.

25 Apr 2017 description
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WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs

The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.

It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.  

25 Apr 2017 description


  • Civilian casualties and major attacks are increasing in many parts of Afghanistan; a devastating attack on the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital in central Kabul on 8 March claimed dozens of lives

  • Three more health facilities were forced to close in the southern region due to conflict in March; around 1700 families were displaced

  • Flash floods in Herat province killed four people and affected 352 families. Further 795 families were internally displaced in western provinces due to conflict

25 Apr 2017 description


6,551 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
16,323 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
39,577 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017
104,166 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017
89% of returnees from Pakistan (5,837 individuals) assisted
2% of returnees from Iran (334 individuals) assisted

Returns from Pakistan

24 Apr 2017 description


  • The number of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants in Serbia appears to stabilise (see the chart below). On 23 April, 7,363 were counted in Serbia. 84% (6,162) were sheltered in 18 government facilities, while the rest were counted sleeping rough in Belgrade city centre or close to the borders with Croatia or Hungary.

20 Apr 2017 description

Tabriz, East Azarbaijan, April 19, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani in a Wednesday tour to East Azarbaijan visited the flood-stricken Ghallehzar village in Azarshahr town.

Interior Minister Abdulreza Rahmani Fazli, Minister of Agricultural Jihad Mahmoud Hojjati, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, Vice President and Head of Iran's Department of the Environment, Massoumeh Ebtekar and Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Mollaverdi accompany Rouhani during the one-day trip to flood-stricken areas.

19 Apr 2017 description


  • Fearing prolonged detention in Hungary before being expelled back to Serbia, more refugees and migrants tried to re-enter the EU through Croatia, now also Romania, while spontaneous returns to Greece through fYRo Macedonia continued. Three cases of collective expulsions from Hungary were reported during this week, as well as 109 from Croatia.

18 Apr 2017 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details that are currently available. 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

18 Apr 2017 description

Smuggling Networks


The Mixed Migration Monitoring Initiative (4Mi)1 in Central Asia and South West Asia (CASWA) region aims at gathering data on displaced Afghans on the move. Data is collected in Afghanistan as well as with Afghans on the move toward the East and West and trend analyses are produced on a monthly basis. The purpose is to increase knowledge about drivers of movement and protection risks faced by Afghans on the move.

17 Apr 2017 description

Torrential downpours have caused flash flooding and landslides in more than 40 counties and villages in six provinces of Azerbaijane-Gharbi, Azerbaijane-Sharghi, Kordestan, Zanjan, Mazandaran and Ardebil in Iran’s northwest on Saturday, killing at least 42 people according to National Crisis Management Organization.

Major flooding triggered by heavy rains in these provinces flooded houses and swept away cars after rivers burst their banks. According to the official reports, two counties of Ajabshir and Azarshahr in Azerbaijane-Sharghi province were worst hit.

17 Apr 2017 description


8,428 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

12,851 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

33,026 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017

87,843 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017

66% of returnees from Pakistan (5,600 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (477 individuals) assisted

Situation Overview

15 Apr 2017 description

Many people have been evacuated due to the ongoing floods in 6 eastern and southeastern provinces of Iran and Red Crescent relief and rescue operations still continue in the area.

Mr. Morteza Salimi, Head of Relief and Rescue Organization of the Iranian Red Crescent announced that 15,600 people have benefited from the relief and rescue services, and 6,400 people were provided with emergency sheltering following torrential rains and flooding which affected six provinces since last week.

15 Apr 2017 description

Tehran, April 15, IRNA – President Hassan Rouhani in separate telephone conversations with governor generals of East, west Azarbaijan and Ardebil provinces ordered rapid use of all possibilities to relief victims of flood-stricken areas, including all possible assistances from neighboring provinces.
President orders 3 governors to expedite flood relief operation He also talked with Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, who is in area as president's special envoy for flood-stricken areas.

15 Apr 2017 description
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TEHRAN — The death toll in flash floods triggered by heavy rains in Iran's northwestern province of eastern Azarbaijan jumped to 30 as rescue teams continue to discover bodies, state TV reported Saturday.

The report said that there are at least seven people still missing in the cities of Ajabshir and Azarshahr. An earlier report Saturday morning said 17 people had been killed.

The East Azarbaijan Governor's Office of Crisis Management said that "16 bodies were found in Ajabshir city and 14 in the city of Azarshahr."

12 Apr 2017 description

Situation Générale en mars 2017

Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mai 2017

11 Apr 2017 description

Kerman, April 11, IRNA -- An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale hit suburbs of Zarand, a city north of the southeastern Kerman Province, on Tuesday.

The state seismographic center said the quake, which was sensible 10 kms deep inside the ground, occurred at 09:46 hours local time (05:16 GMT) on Tuesday.

The epicenter was determined to be at 55.56 degrees north latitude and 81.30 degrees east longitude.

No report is yet available of the likely damage.