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09 Dec 2016 description

352,471 arrivals by sea in 2016

4,733 dead/missing

published 09:00 CET 9 December

1,011,712 arrivals in 2015

08 Dec 2016 description

Mejoran las perspectivas agrícolas mundiales, pero las temporadas de carestía acechan en un futuro inmediato

8 de diciembre de 2016, Roma - Los conflictos civiles y el impacto de una meteorología adversa han afectado gravemente a la seguridad alimentaria en 2016, aumentando el número de países que necesitan ayuda alimentaria, según un informe de la FAO. La nueva edición de Perspectivas de cosechas y situación alimentaria, publicada hoy, subraya que 39 países necesitan de ayuda externa para conseguir alimentos.

08 Dec 2016 description

Les perspectives agricoles mondiales s’améliorent malgré la menace de saisons maigres dans un futur proche

08 Dec 2016 description

A National Islamic Advisory Group has been established in Somalia to support polio eradication and routine immunization.

Somali Islamic scholars held a two day meeting in December to discuss the state of polio eradication and how to protect Somali children from all vaccine-preventable diseases.

08 Dec 2016 description

Polio this week as of 7 December 2016

08 Dec 2016 description

Thailand has witnessed an exponential increase in the number of asylum seekers of various nationalities arriving in the country in the last few years, more than half of whom are from Pakistan. In the absence of a formal legislation for asylum seekers, they are not only unequipped with means to sustain their livelihoods and face limited access to basic services, but are also not entitled to the protection normally granted to such individuals under International Refugee Law.

08 Dec 2016 description

Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity

Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future

8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.

07 Dec 2016 description

While the partners of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) know a great deal about how to stop the poliovirus, they are always seeking out ways to improve and bring us closer towards eradication. Currently, clinical trials are helping the GPEI to solve some of the biggest challenges standing in the way of a polio-free world, such as inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) shortage, how to deliver fractional dose IPV and how to respond to polio outbreaks in the most efficient way possible and accelerate eradication.

07 Dec 2016 description

Poursuite d’une résurgence en Mauritanie et développement de plus petites en Érythrée et au Yémen

07 Dec 2016 description

ISLAMABAD: The government is formulating a pilot project of the National Zero Hunger and Family Farming Programme, which will be implemented in the most food-insecure areas.

A specially established National Zero Hunger Cell in the Ministry of National Food Security and Research has been tasked with preparing the pilot project before launching the National Zero Hunger Programme.

07 Dec 2016 description

Australia’s support to the World Bank Multi Donor Trust Fund for the Border Areas (MDTFBA) has helped to provide nearly 250 schools with infrastructure and new facilities in Balochistan Province, Pakistan.

The Promoting Girls Education in Balochistan (PGEB) program supported access to education and the retention of children in schools, with a special focus on girls. The program brought almost 39,000 children into school, including almost 33,500 girls from across Balochistan.

06 Dec 2016 description

SANGHAR – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Focus Humanitarian Assistance (FOCUS) Pakistan, in collaboration with Provincial and District Disaster Management Authorities (PDMA and DDMAs), have launched two new projects aimed at reducing the risks posed by natural disasters in Pakistan: a Community Based Disaster Risk Management (CBDRM) project and a School Safety project.

06 Dec 2016 description


  • 3,019 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Pakistan between 27 November and 3 December, a 27.3% decrease from the previous week.
  • 4,673 undocumented Afghans spontaneously returned or were deported from Iran during the same period. This is a 26.2% decrease from the previous week.
  • 239,743 undocumented Afghans have spontaneously returned or been deported from Pakistan and 410,695 from Iran since the beginning of the year.

Situation Overview

06 Dec 2016 description

Situation Overview

During 2016, the volume of Afghan refugees and undocumented migrants returning to Afghanistan steadily increased with an estimated 232,566 undocumented individuals having returned by November 2016. As per current estimates, approximately 0.7 million undocumented Afghans continue to reside in Pakistan. In coordination with IOM Afghanistan, IOM Pakistan is supporting information collection, dissemination and in-kind assistance to returnees.

06 Dec 2016 description
report Islamic Relief

Increased tensions on the Pakistani-Indian border have caused 11,000 families to flee.

Over the last two days Islamic Relief has delivered 300 food packs to feed 1,500 people who have fled their homes in the Upper Neelum Valley.

It’s believed thousands of families living along the border line have left their homes behind and moved towards nearby towns.

Some are staying with family members, while others are seeking shelter in government-allocated buildings.

06 Dec 2016 description

Total arrivals in Greece (Jan - 04 Dec 2016): 171,909

Total arrivals in Greece during Dec 2016: 124

Average daily arrivals during Dec 2016: 31

Average daily arrivals during Nov 2016: 66

Daily estimated departures from islands to Mainland: 3

Estimated departures from islands to Mainland during Dec 2016: 144