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06 Feb 2016 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

QUETTA, Pakistan, Feb 6 (Reuters) - At least eight people were killed and more than 40 wounded in a bomb blast on Saturday in Pakistan's western city of Quetta, hospital officials said, the latest attack in a region that will be home to the planned route of the $46 billion China-Pakistan economic corridor.

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06 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Samos (Jan 2015 - 03 Feb 2016): 109,326

Total arrivals in Samos during Feb 2016: 248

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 83

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 152

% of arrivals in Samos compared to total in Greece (2016) : 7%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 800

Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 0

05 Feb 2016 description
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  • Flow Monitoring: As of 02 February 2016 IOM field staff in Greece, fYROM, Croatia, and Slovenia had amassed interviews with over 3,765 migrants and asylum seekers, of which 406 people were interviewed over the week from 26 January-02 February. Individuals of Syrian, Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and Pakistani nationalities comprised 94% of all respondents.

  • See sections on Greece and Italy for an update on the EU’s Relocations Plan.

05 Feb 2016 description

H i g h l i g h t s

  • The upward trend in the prices of wheat and wheat flour continued in November 2015; an increase of 3% and 2% was recorded in the prices of wheat and wheat flour respectively compared to the previous month.

  • Most non-cereal food commodities also observed increase in prices.

  • The general as well as food inflation, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI), increased by 2.7% and 2.2% respectively on annual basis, while on month-on-month basis, the former increased by 0.6% and later by 1.2% in November 2015.

05 Feb 2016 description

Background

North Waziristan Agency (NWA) is situated on the Pakistan – Afghanistan border and adjacent to South Waziristan Agency, Kurrum Agency, the Frontier Region (FR) of Bannu, FR Karak in FATA and Bannu and Hangu districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). Miranshah is the main town and also the agency’s headquarters. Other major towns include Mir Ali and Razmak. NWA consists of three subdivisions and nine tehsils. The total geographical area of NWA is 4,707 Sq. Km. Main tribes include Utmanzai and Dawar Wazir.

04 Feb 2016 description

During the week of 22-28 January 2,712 families returned to Khyber and North Waziristan Agency (NWA).The returns to NWA follow the denotification of 10 villages in Mriali tehsil near Idak. In this area infrastructre, including electrical delivery systems are largely intact, as is housing. There is one basic health unit and military facilities are available for emergencies.
The Sipah returns are largely completed with less than 250 families remaining in Jalozai camp.

04 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Lesvos (01 Jan 2015 - 03 Feb 2016): 540,348

Total arrivals in Lesvos during Feb 2016: 4,155

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 1,385

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 1,167

% of arrivals in Lesvos compared to total: 60%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 1,984

Estimated departures to Mainland (Based on estimates provided by authorities): 2,572

04 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan 2015 - 3 Feb 2016): 924,136

Total arrivals in Greece during Feb 2016: 6,911

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 2,304

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 1,952

Total asylum applications during Dec 2015: 1,314

Dead and missing

272 dead - 152 missing (2015)

96 dead - 34 missing (28 Jan. 2016)

04 Feb 2016 description
report Peace Direct

February 3 2016: Zahid Shahab Ahmed, Peace Direct’s Local Correspondent for Pakistan, interviews an experienced peace educator in Pakistan to discover what it takes to implement a successful peace education programme in the country.

04 Feb 2016 description
report IRIN

By Kamila Hyat

THARPARKAR DISTRICT, Pakistan, 4 February 2016 (IRIN) - At least 139 children died of waterborne disease in January in Pakistan's impoverished desert district of Tharparkar, which has been devastated by drought since 2013.

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04 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Lesvos (01 Jan 2015 - 02 Feb 2016): 538,302

Total arrivals in Lesvos during Feb 2016: 2,109

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 1,055

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2016: 1,167

% of arrivals in Lesvos compared to total: 59%

Estimated residual population staying on the island (Based on estimations provided by authorities): 2,457

04 Feb 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan 2015 - 2 Feb 2016): 920,837

Total arrivals in Greece during Feb 2016: 3,612

Average daily arrivals during Feb 2016: 1,806

Average daily arrivals during Jan 2015: 3,508

Total asylum applications during Dec 2015: 1,314

Dead and missing
272 dead - 152 missing (2015)
96 dead - 34 missing (28 Jan. 2016)

03 Feb 2016 description

Situation Générale en janvier 2016
Prévision jusqu'à’mi-mars 2016

03 Feb 2016 description

AT LEAST 2297 JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STAFF HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 1990 : IFJ REPORT

The International Federation of Journalists today published its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990. The report lists 2297 media fatalities due to violence in journalism, including 112 killed in 2015 alone. From double digits at the start of these publications, the figures reached three digits in eleven years, peaking to 155 killings of journalists and media staff in 2006, the deadliest year on record, according to the IFJ reports.

03 Feb 2016 description

In the aftermath of a devastating heat wave in Karachi Pakistan, CKDN held consultations with key stakeholders to facilitate Karachi city in heat wave management. Zofeen T. Ebrahim, a freelance journalist based in Karachi, Pakistan with interest in environmental issues reports on the event and the implications for the city of Karachi.

In the heatwave that hit Karachi, Pakistan in June 2015, a majority of those who perished were the poor, the elderly, outdoor labourers and the homeless. Half of them were women.