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25 Aug 2016 description
report European Union

2016-08-25

FRAN QUARTELRY: ILLEGAL CROSSINGS DOWN IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2016

In the first quarter of this year, FRAN indicators on illegal border-crossing between border crossing points (BCPs), illegal stay and asylum eased after reaching record levels in the fourth quarter of 2015. Irregular migration pressure steadily decreased between January and March 2016, although it was still higher than in any previous first quarter since the FRAN data collection began in 2007.

25 Aug 2016 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. Annex A.
  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. Annex B.
25 Aug 2016 description

269.244 llegadas por mar en 2016
3.164 muertos/desaparecidos

publicado a las 09:30 hs. (horario Europa Central) 23/8/16
1.011.712 llegadas en 2015

25 Aug 2016 description

269,244 arrivals by sea in 2016
3.164 dead/missing
published 09:00 CET 23 August
1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

25 Aug 2016 description
report Oxfam

Background, evaluation objectives and methodology

25 Aug 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 23 Aug 2016): 162,604

Total arrivals in Greece during Aug 2016: 2,307

Average daily arrivals during Aug 2016: 100

Average daily arrivals during Jul 2016: 62

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 36

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Aug 2016: 811

24 Aug 2016 description

Filippo Grandi says the Government continues to face serious challenges, particularly if EU countries do not step up relocation and family reunion programmes

By: Tania Karas

ATHENS, Greece – Greece still faces great challenges in managing its refugee crisis, particularly if European Union countries do not step up their relocation and family reunion programmes, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said on Wednesday during an official visit to the country.

24 Aug 2016 description

By Omar Waraich, 21 August 2016, 15:05 UTC

UNTIL recently, Pakistan was home to the largest refugee population. For decades, the country won much praise for giving sanctuary to vulnerable people who had to flee their homes. When far wealthier countries showed a callous indifference towards those people seeking safety — tightening border controls while pleading lack of capacity — the example of Pakistan shamed them.

24 Aug 2016 description

Description of the disaster

A massive earthquake of 7.5 magnitude struck North West Pakistan on 26 October 2015, leaving at least 280 people dead and injuring over 1,773 people. The quake was also felt in the neighbouring countries of the region. The epicentre of the earthquake was in neighbouring Afghanistan in a remote part of Hindu Kush range at a depth of 212 kilometre.

24 Aug 2016 description
  1. Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. Annex A.
  2. Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. Annex B.
  3. Dam Levels
  4. Significant Events. Nothing to report.
  5. Road Situation (NHA and Respective Provinces). All roads across the Country are clear for all types of traffic.
  6. Railway Situation. Nothing to Report.
  7. Preliminary Losses / Damages Reported.
24 Aug 2016 description

The tenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened via teleconference by the WHO Director-General on 11 August 2016.

The Emergency Committee reviewed the data on wild poliovirus (WPV1) and circulating vaccine­derived polioviruses (cVDPV).

23 Aug 2016 description

Italy - IOM reports that 269,244 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2016 through 21 August, arriving mostly in Greece and Italy, where 104,141 migrants or refugees have arrived during 2016.

This is slightly lower than the number recorded through 2015’s first eight months, when a total of 354,618 arrivals were recorded crossing the Mediterranean, the majority from Turkey to Greece.

23 Aug 2016 description
report AlertNet

by Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio | @saleemzeal | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 23 August 2016 06:54 GMT

With glaciers melting faster in the face of climate change, flood risk is rising and early warnings will be key

By Saleem Shaikh and Sughra Tunio

23 Aug 2016 description

Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016

Question

What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?

Summary

Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.

23 Aug 2016 description
report UN News Service

Listen to the podcast

23 August 2016 – When he was 19, Mubin Shaikh, believed that “you could change the world overnight, and you could do it through violence.”

But the former-supporter of the Afghanistan-based Taliban extremist group, told UN Radio for its latest podcast, The Lid is On, that he realized a commitment to violence was a perversion of his religious faith that would be self-defeating, and he has some advice to young would-be terrorists today.

23 Aug 2016 description

Rivers Flow Situation Reported by Flood Forecasting Division. Annex A.

Past Meteorological Situation and Future Forecast by PMD. Annex B.

Dam Levels: Serial Reservoirs | Max Conservation Level (Feet) | Current Level (Feet) | Percentage a. Tarbela 1,550.00 1,541.45 99.5% b. Mangla 1,242.00 1,241.20 99.9%

Significant Events. Nothing to report.

Road Situation (NHA and Respective Provinces). All roads across the Country are clear for all types of traffic.

Railway Situation. Nothing to Report.

23 Aug 2016 description

In the period from 12 to 18 August, 694 families have returned to South Waziristan and North Waziristan Agencies.

The latest phase of returns of 5,798 registered families to the 88 villages of Orakzai Agency was completed on 5 Aug.

Families returned this week - 694

Families returned in 2016 - 64,915

Families returned total* - 177,688 * since 16 March 2015

Families remaining in displacement - 126,103

Total returned female-headed households* - 16%

23 Aug 2016 description
map Alhasan Systems

CONGO VIRUS IN PAKISTAN

Congo virus is a widespread viral disease that is commonly spread by ticks found on hairy animals. The situation needs extra attention as cattle markets are being set up across the country for public to buy sacrificial animals for the religious occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. Death toll from the Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever or Congo virus in Pakistan has climbed to 19 this year, with five deaths reported in Karachi, twelve in Quetta and two in Bahawalpur.