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23 Nov 2017 description

The fifteenth meeting of the Emergency Committee under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) regarding the international spread of poliovirus was convened by the Director-General on 14 November 2017 at WHO headquarters with members, advisers and invited member states attending via teleconference.

23 Nov 2017 description

Multilateral peace operations are increasingly confronting a set of interrelated and mutually reinforcing security challenges that are relatively new to them, that do not respect borders, and that have causes and effects which cut right across the international security, peacebuilding and development agendas.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Mixed Migration Hub

ABOUT

  • MHub is undertaking field surveys with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers along key migratory routes to build up a body of data over time and to map country and regional level mixed migration trends.

  • This snapshot presents early survey findings of the profiles, intentions and experiences of those moving in mixed migration flows who have recently arrived in Italy in the last year.

23 Nov 2017 description

A new report released today by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, shows changes in the routes used by refugees and migrants to reach Europe during the third quarter of 2017.

“Over the past months, the sea route to Greece has gained more traction, sea arrivals to Italy have reduced and we have seen migrants and refugees using increasingly diversified journeys to reach Europe,” said Pascale Moreau, Director of UNHCR’s Europe Bureau.

23 Nov 2017 description

One of the main drivers of humanitarian needs in Afghanistan is conflict displacement. Since January 2017, some 344,000 people have been forced from their homes due to fighting. Many of these people remain in displacement across the country, as conflict prevents them from returning to their areas of origin.

More than 151,000 undocumented and registered refugee Afghans have returned from Pakistan in 2017. The number of returnees has to date this year reached 40 per cent of the total returns in the past year, notably due to an improvement of the protection environment in Pakistan.

23 Nov 2017 description

From 1 January to 14 November 2017, 344,000 people fled their homes due to conflict in Afghanistan, with 31 of 34 provinces recording forced displacement. Constrained humanitarian access hinders assessments, preventing verification of the full extent of displacement and undermining provision of assistance and services. Displaced families often find themselves in precarious living conditions with their well-being and dignity jeopardised by inadequate shelter, lack of food and water, insufficient access to sanitation and health facilities as well as lack of protection.

23 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of the Refugees and Repatriations(DoRR) with co-operation of WFP distributed assistance to 170 displaced families which displaced from insecure districts such as Wardoj, Yamgan, Jurm, and Darayam, to Eshkasham district.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 of the current year assisted for the mentioned displaced families such as 100kg flour, 14kg oil, and for 35 other displaced families assisted 50kg flour, and 7kg oil.

23 Nov 2017 description

Directorate of the Refugee and Repatriation(DoRR) with co-operation of the UNHCR distributed for 46 displaced families cash and Humanitarian assistance which displaced from insecure places such as Qala zal, Dasht Archi, Emam Sahib, and khan Abad to the central of this province.

Tuesday November 21, 2017 of the current year distributed for every of this families 200$ cash assistance and 4 blankets.

22 Nov 2017 description

In Afghanistan, blood tests are identifying where vaccination campaigns are working, and where gaps remain to be filled.

22 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement attributable to Afshan Khan, UNICEF Regional Director, Europe and Central Asia VIENNA/GENEVA, 22 November, 2017

“The recent reported suicide* of an 11 year-old Afghan boy in a refugee facility in Austria is a tragic reminder that European authorities need to pay greater attention to the deep psychosocial distress facing thousands of refugee children and children on the move.

22 Nov 2017 description

“A good home is above all a safe place to rest, to live in and to feel comfortable and calm in,” says Nasrullah.

He lives in Bardsir settlement in Iran’s south-eastern Kerman province. Here, Afghan families used to live in makeshift dwellings with poor ventilation and light, unprotected against earthquakes or fire hazards.

“The mud home we lived in before was unsafe, with all sorts of problems,” he says. “It caused stress, fear and diseases.”

Designing new homes

22 Nov 2017 description

Afghanistan is currently in the process of reconstruction after 3 decades of conflicts. The country, described as one of the world’s poorest, suffers from a chronic lack of access to food, drinking water, sanitation and health services.

22 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wheat: The current average wheat price in main cities’ markets of Afghanistan (AFN 23.4/Kg) is negligibly higher by 0.3% compared to the same time last year (October 2016) and slightly higher by 3.3% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months (Octobers 2012 - 2016).

  • Wheat flour (High Price): The current retail price (AFN 27.7/kg) is slightly lower by 6.5% compared to the same month last year (October 2016), and slightly lower by 7.8% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months.

21 Nov 2017 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly Plenary
GA/11979
Seventy-Second Session, 58th Meeting (AM)

Concluding a two-day debate on Afghanistan, the General Assembly adopted a draft resolution on the situation in that country today, reiterating its grave concern about the security landscape, condemning all terrorist attacks and noting with great concern the strong nexus between the drug trade and terrorist activities.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 850 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 13,740 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 94,957 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 393,824 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 488,781 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 92% of returnees from Pakistan assisted 5% of returnees from Iran assisted

  • 157 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

21 Nov 2017 description
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3,250 Estimated number of UAC currently in Greece based on analysis of data available to EKKA (as of 15 November 2017)

1,151 Total number of places available in UAC shelters (filled, pending assigned cases as of 15 November, including 54 vacant places)

2,121 Total number of UAC on waiting list for shelter (as of 15 November 2017) including: