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08 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

25,112
People that have benefitted from alternatives to camps in UNHCR accommodation since the beginning of the programme

19,124
UNHCR accommodation places currently active as alternatives to camps 704 Accommodation places for unaccompanied children established by UNHCR in Greece since the beginning of the programme

1,168
Asylum-seekers transferred from the islands to improved accommodation on the mainland in state run sites or UNHCR accommodation

08 Mar 2017 description

Pakistan's border police say more than 20,000 Afghans and Pakistanis have crossed into Afghanistan since March 7 since Pakistani authorities temporarily reopened two main crossings that were closed after a series of militant attacks.

The figures on the number of people making the crossing during the temporary reopening was announced on March 8 by Faiz Khan, a Pakistani official at the Torkham crossing into eastern Afghanistan.

08 Mar 2017 description
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Key Facts

2,100 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis from referrals to EKKA (as of 1 March 2017)

1,362 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 1 March, including 149 vacant places in the process to be filled)

1,008 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 1 March) including:

•178 in Reception and Identification Centers

•16 in protective custody

07 Mar 2017 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - Mar 2017): 2,695
Total arrivals in Greece during Mar 2017: 211
Average daily arrivals during Mar 2017: 35
Average daily arrivals during Feb 2017: 39 Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 56
Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during March 2017: 324

07 Mar 2017 description

19,384 arrivals by sea in 2017
521 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 07 March
363,401 arrivals in 2016

07 Mar 2017 description

DAWN.COM | HASEEB BHATTI

The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the removal of Karachi Water and Sewage Board Managing Director Misbahuddin during hearing of a case on the government’s failure to provide safe drinking water and sanitation facilities to the people of Sindh.

A three-judge bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Qazi Faez Isa and Justice Faisal Arab were hearing the case pertaining to the lack of provision of safe drinking water and sewage system to the people of Sindh.

07 Mar 2017 description

IKRAM JUNAIDI

ISLAMABAD: Speakers at an event have urged the governments of Pakistan and Afghanistan to resume dialogue for resolution of their issues. They said the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan should never be closed because it only affects poor people and that movement of terrorists cannot be stopped by such an action.

They were speaking at the ‘Afghanistan-Pakistan Bilateral (Track II/ I.5) Dialogue’ held under the theme: “In Pursuit of an Elusive Peace — A diversity of challenges, a bouquet of opportunities.”

06 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • Over 7,800 refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia. 85% (6,610) of them were sheltered in 17 heated government facilities (below chart refers). The rest stayed rough in Belgrade city centre or the North.

06 Mar 2017 description

PAKISTAN/Quetta: Alarmingly low enrolment rates show that only under half of Afghan refugee children attend primary school in the Pakistani province, Balochistan.

Mujeeb and Bibi Hajira, aged 10 and 9 years, are two of almost one thousand refugee children that enrolled in an Accelerated Education Programme (AEP) in the provincial capital Quetta, a programme designed by Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Mujeeb and Bibi Hajira’s parents came to Pakistan along with their grandparents in the early 1980s because of security conditions in Afghanistan.

06 Mar 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

The total number of individuals displaced by conflict in 2016 has risen slightly from last week to 652,594 as joint teams finalise assessments of those displaced last year.
In 2017 so far, 22,602 individuals have been verified as displaced, with 20 provinces recording some level of forced displacement. 36 per cent are located in hard to access areas.

06 Mar 2017 description
  • As of 28 February, United Nations Coordinated Appeals and Refugee Response Plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) require $22.6 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 33 countries. Needs and financial requirements have increased due to finalization of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) requesting around $2.1 billion and together the appeals are funded at $1.6 billion, leaving a shortfall of $21.0 billion.

06 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • 34 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
  • 2,411 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
  • 9,641 total returns from Pakistan since 1 January 2017
  • 46,836 total returns from Iran since 1 January 2017
  • 29% of returnees from Pakistan (10 individuals) assisted
  • 3% of returnees from Iran (62 individuals) assisted

Situation Overview

04 Mar 2017 description

Highlights

  • The number of refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants accomodated in asylum, reception or transit centres grew from 5,800 to over 6,400.

  • With the opening of another two new reception facilities – Divljana (Bela Palanka) Reception Centre in the southeast of the country on 4 January and Obrenovac Transit Centre near Belgrade on 17 January – the number of available government centres rose to 17.

04 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

The First Meeting of South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children

KATHMANDU - Friday, March 3 2017: UNICEF South Asia, in coordination with the Parliament of Nepal, organized the first South Asia Parliamentarian Platform for Children in Kathmandu on March 2. The meeting is taking place for two days.

03 Mar 2017 description
report Pew Research Center

BY PHILLIP CONNOR

India has a long history of migration. More than a century ago, large numbers of Indian migrants – many of them involuntary ones – moved to Africa, the Caribbean and within the Indian subcontinent itself. Some of the top destinations of Indian migrants in more recent decades include Persian Gulf countries, North America and Europe. Here are five facts about India and migration.

03 Mar 2017 description

Introduction The Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030 shifts the focus from managing disasters to managing risks. Such a shift requires a better understanding of risk in all its dimensions of hazards, exposure and vulnerability; a disaster risk governance that ensures disaster risk is factored into planning and development at all levels across all sectors as well as in disaster preparedness, rehabilitation, recovery and reconstruction; and cost-benefit analysis to support prioritization of investments in disaster risk reduction (DRR) for long-term resilience.

03 Mar 2017 description

16,927 arrivals by sea in 2017

487 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 28 February

363,401 arrivals in 2016