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25 Jul 2017 description
  • On the night of 23 July, a magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck Kerman Province. The epicentre was in Sirch village, 70 km from Kerman on the road to Shahdad town.

  • Aftershocks are on-going. In Sirch village and Shahdad town, electricity has been cut off.

  • Three emergency teams from Iranian civil protection have been deployed on site. Only structural damage has been recorded so far (no casualties).

25 Jul 2017 description

12222 Afghan refugees which lived in Pakistan and Iran they forcibly and voluntarily last week returned back to the country, these afghan refugees from 15 to 21 July 2017 through the border of puli Abreshom, Islam Qala, Aspin Boldak, and Turkham returned to the country. Among of them were documented and undocumented people. Base on statistic of DoRR of the borders in mentioned period 9870 afghan refugees through puli Abreshom nemroz province 2091 from Nangarhar province Turkham border, 223 through the Aspin Boldak Qandahar province and 38 people through Islam Qala Herat province.

24 Jul 2017 description

Kerman, July 24, IRNA – Kerman governor said late on Sunday that an earthquake measuring 5.4 on Richter Scale has cut power supply in Andouhjerd, Sirch and Shahdad regions, Kerman province.

Mohammad Ali Tohidi said that no casualties have so far been reported, adding that Andouhjerd’s power supply was reconnected after a short time.

But power cut still continues in Sirch and Shahdad as the efforts are underway to restore electrical power to the regions, he said.

24 Jul 2017 description


2,162 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

8,768 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

75,952 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

187,275 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

93% of returnees from Pakistan (2,009 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (524 individuals) assisted

Situation Overview

24 Jul 2017 description


Nasim Sadat Hosseini Divkolaye

Frederick M. Burkle Jr.


One of the effects of globalized world is the increase of human mobility across the borders resulting in rapid growth of international migration. According to the 2015 United Nations International Migration report the number of international migrants has increased significantly during the past fifteen years reaching 244 million in 2015, up from 173 million in 2000.

23 Jul 2017 description

Relief and Rescue Organisation of the Iranian Red Crescent Society reported that the four counties of Iranshahr, Degan, Sibo-Souran and Fenouj in Sistan and Balouchestan province have been affected by floods and flooding, and announced that 448 people from this cities in the province have received relief supplies so far.

21 Jul 2017 description
infographic Danish Refugee Council

A snapshot of the latest data, trends, and analysis of migratory flows and protection issues faced by people on the move in and out of Turkey

20 Jul 2017 description

FCO launches its Annual Human Rights report for 2016

Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy puts human rights centre stage of foreign policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published its 2016 Annual Human Rights Report. The report covers the period from January to December 2016 and for the first time includes a dedicated section on modern slavery - a key UK Government priority.

20 Jul 2017 description
interactive Minority Rights Group
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Jul 2017.

About this map

The Peoples under Threat ranking highlights countries most at risk of genocide and mass killing. The ranking is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing.

Click on a country to view its Peoples under Threat information. The large orange number indicates the country's position in the ranking.

The arrows indicate how much that country has fallen or risen by since last year's ranking. Horizontal arrows indicate no change.

20 Jul 2017 description

Vulnerable peoples are living at deadly risk in a growing number of no-go zones around the world, says Minority Rights Group International (MRG) in the 2017 Peoples under Threat index and online map.

This year’s index, which seeks to identify those countries around the world that are most at risk of genocide, mass killing or systematic violent repression, highlights how lack of access from the outside world allows killing to be perpetrated unchecked in disputed territories, militarized enclaves and, in some cases, whole countries.

18 Jul 2017 description

Pari moved her chair to the far edge of the screening center, making sure she could observe the stream of migrants as closely as possible. As the hours passed by, the heat at southern Afghanistan’s Milak border crossing with Iran climbed to 47 degrees, but she did not move from her chair. “I want to make sure that I don’t miss any returnee from Iran”, she explains firmly. “This is why I come at 8am when the returnees start pouring in, and stay all day until 6 or 7pm when the returns stop. My husband Esmat-ullah and I try to take turns, one day he comes to Milak, and the next day I come.

18 Jul 2017 description


  • 2,177 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 7,238 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 73,790 total returns from Pakistan since 01 January 2017

  • 178,507 total returns from Iran since 01 January 2017

  • 97% of returnees from Pakistan (2,122 individuals) assisted

  • 4.5% of returnees from Iran (329)

Return from Pakistan

14 Jul 2017 description

103,175 arrivals by sea in 2017

2,357 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 14 July

363,401 arrivals in 2016

14 Jul 2017 description

NRC in 2016: our year in review

We assisted millions in 2016. It wasn’t easy.

The numbers were bleak. Nearly 66 million people were on the move, fleeing conflict and disaster. But we persevered.

In 2016, displacement figures topped the charts yet again. As the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) scaled up, our 2016 annual report details, we supported more than six million people throughout the year – improving 2015 achievements by nearly 27 per cent.

A balancing act

14 Jul 2017 description

UNHCR organized a visit to refugee related projects in Khorasan Razavi province for Diplomatic Missions and International Organizations of Tehran from 10 - 12 July 2017.

13 Jul 2017 description

Moscow, July 12, IRNA – Iran Red Crescent chief and Armenian Ministers of Emergency Situations, Health and Territorial Administration and Development agreed on expanding cooperation in related fields.

The high-ranking Iranian delegation, headed by Iran Red Crescent Chief Amir Mohsen Ziaee, in talks with Armenian ministers and authorities on Tuesday explored relations expansion in rescue and relief and other related fields.

13 Jul 2017 description

Mashad, Khorasan Razavi prov, July 12, IRNA – The Islamic Republic of Iran spends some $270 million dollars on education of foreign refugees living in the country, top Iranian official said on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters, Ahmad Mohammadifar, the director of immigrants affairs of the Ministry of Interior, said that only $2 million of the sum is provided by international organizations.

Providing financial aid by international organizations has not been stopped, but it is very few, the official said.