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27 Jun 2017 description
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The Migration Country Profiles project aspires to contribute to a better understanding of migratory trends across Africa and the Middle East towards Europe. The project focuses specifically on the 2016 top-ten countries of origin of migrants and six key countries of transit that migrants are likely to take before embarking on the Mediterranean or Aegean sea journeys.

The profiles take particular consideration the push factors of migration, including human rights, conflict, and development contexts of each country of origin and transit.

27 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

Ben Thompson

WASHINGTON — The latest farm tools on the job in Pakistan are cell phones and satellites. A new program is using satellite data to estimate how much water a field needs, and then texting this information to farmers.

26 Jun 2017 description

Livelihoods are fundamentally about what people do to meet their needs over time, including how they cope with and recover from shocks. Understanding how people do this is a central part of the work of the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium (SLRC).

This report synthesizes findings on livelihoods from quantitative and qualitative research projects conducted by SLRC from 2011 to 2016 in eight countries affected by fragility and conflict to varying degrees: Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nepal, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, and Uganda.

26 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

INTRODUCTION

70 YEARS AND COUNTING

Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.

26 Jun 2017 description

A Pakistani army spokesman said Saturday that the military had beefed up the monitoring of Pakistan's border with Afghanistan after insurgents carried out attacks Friday on three major Pakistani cities — Quetta, Parachinar and Karachi.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said the attacks had been traced to rebel sanctuaries in Afghanistan.

In addition, the Pakistani army said it conducted counterterrorism raids overnight in Peshawar, killing three terrorists and arresting 12 suspects.

25 Jun 2017 description

Hussain Afzal

PARACHINAR: Amidst mourning and people mostly in a state of shock, the death toll of devastating twin blasts targeting a crowded market on Friday rose to 67 as more injured persons lost their lives overnight, official sources said on Saturday.

Political authorities confirmed to media persons that the number of killed people increased to 67 with several other injured persons also in a critical condition.

25 Jun 2017 description

Overview

Among those returned thus far, the vast majority have been nonSyrians and mainly constitute Pakistani nationals (45%). Other nationalities represented among returnees include Afghans,
Bangladeshis, Algerians and Iranians.

At least, 45% of those express no will to apply for asylum and/or withdrew their will to apply for asylum in Greece.

In total, 193 Syrians (16% of the total number of returnees) have been returned to Turkey to date and none have been returned on the basis that their claim was found inadmissible.

23 Jun 2017 description

SG/SM/18588
23 JUNE 2017

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General condemns the twin bombings at a marketplace in Parachinar, in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan, and a suicide attack at a checkpoint in Quetta, Balochistan. He hopes those responsible for these crimes will be swiftly brought to justice.

23 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America

ISLAMABAD — Two back-to-back bombs went off Friday in northwestern Pakistan, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100 others.

The blasts occurred in a crowded market of Parachinar, the main town of the semi-autonomous Kurram tribal district near the Afghan border.

Sajid Turi, a member of parliament from the area, told local the media that a low-intensity blast occurred during afternoon rush hours, before a second powerful bomb exploded.

23 Jun 2017 description

ISLAMABAD – The most vulnerable people in Pakistan will continue to receive assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) thanks to a contribution of US$25 million from the United States government. The donation was announced by the “Food for Peace” Office of the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and will allow WFP to carry on with programmes providing food, cash and education for families in the poorest parts of Pakistan, as well as working to improve the nutrition of women and children throughout the country.

23 Jun 2017 description

Abstract

​The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 18 June - 24 June 2017 and includes updates on measles, rubella, Ebola virus disease, influenza A(H7N9), Legionnaires' disease, poliomyelitis and West Nile fever.

23 Jun 2017 description

Pakistan – The Government of Australia and the UN Migration Agency (IOM) have launched a two-year, AUD 4 million (USD 3 million) project to assist undocumented Afghans in their host communities in Pakistan, as well as those who wish to return to Afghanistan.

23 Jun 2017 description

Repatriation of registered refugees to Afghanistan increased by 19% compared to last week’s figure of 574. The return of undocumented Afghans decreased by 38% compared to 1,091 individuals that returned between 4 and 10 June 2017.

Some 90% (610 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 95% (647 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.

23 Jun 2017 description

Overview of migrant situation in Turkey

According to the latest available gures from the Turkish Directorate General for Migration Management (DGMM) currently there are approximately 3,3 million foreign nationals present in Turkish territory seeking for the international protection.