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23 Jan 2018 description

KEY INDICATORS

497
Registered intentions to seek asylum in Serbia

33%
of registered refugees and migrants were minors

28
Applications for asylum

0
Persons granted refugee status

1
Persons granted subsidiary protection

23 Jan 2018 description

KEY FINDINGS

  • The food market of Maimana in Faryab province is large and is meeting the current demand of the population which it serves. It also has the capacity to meet increased demands. The main supplier of food commodities to Maimana market is the Mazar main city market with limited supply also coming from Turkmenistan through Aaqena border.

23 Jan 2018 description

4,485 Arrivals by sea in 2018
178,721 Arrivals in 2017
201 Dead/Missing

23 Jan 2018 description
  • The overall situation and numbers of new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants remained stable with 4,087 counted in Serbia on 21 January. 93% (or 3,797) were accommodated in 18 governmental centres (see also Joint Assessment of Government Centres) while around 290 squatted in Belgrade or near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

23 Jan 2018 description
report Theirworld

The technology giant will assist the campaigner's vision of getting thousands of underprivileged girls into school.

Technology giant Apple and the Malala Fund announced today they will work together to help the cause of girls' education.

Apple will offer technical know-how and resources to the organisation founded by Malala Yousafzai, the education campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize winner.

22 Jan 2018 description
report Human Rights Watch

Afghan Taliban Deliberately Target Civilians

This weekend’s attack on the Intercontinental Hotel was just the latest in a long string of incidents targeting civilians in Afghanistan. Those who ordered or carried out this serious violation of the laws of war are responsible for war crimes.

22 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13172

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Kairat Umarov (Kazakhstan):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly terrorist attack that took place at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, on 20 January, which resulted in at least 22 people killed and 9 injured, for which the Taliban has claimed responsibility.

22 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18862

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General strongly condemns the 20 January attack, claimed by the Taliban, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

The Secretary-General extends his deepest condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to those injured. He expresses his solidarity with the Government and people of Afghanistan.

For information media. Not an official record.

22 Jan 2018 description

Over the critical ‘low transmission season’, Pakistan’s polio programme is working feverishly to identify and vaccinate every high-risk mobile child

THE NOMADS

Faryad Rehman can’t read or write, and lives on a dirt floor in one of 18 dusty tents clustered together a stone’s throw from the main road to Lakki Marwat in southern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), where his two-month-old daughter Naina was born.

22 Jan 2018 description

Women are critical in the drive to eradicate polio in Afghanistan. In one of the final strongholds of the polio virus, vaccination coverage is improving as female vaccinators have more access to children. Follow the workday of female polio vaccinators through this photo story.

Read more about female polio vaccinators in Afghanistan.

22 Jan 2018 description

Key issues:

More than 2,000 people have been displaced in Nejrab District, Kapisa, to the district centre and other villages due to military operations in the past two weeks.

Close to 7,000 people were displaced to Kunduz City from Chardarah district since 15 January due to military operations, according to initial information.

22 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

433 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

9,651 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
1,173 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
30,410 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

84% of returnees from Pakistan (365 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (370 individuals) assisted

79 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 5 from Pakistan

22 Jan 2018 description

Shoaib, who found safety in Germany, is one of 12 displaced children daring to dream in The Dream Diaries.

BERLIN, Germany – Safe from the conflict in Afghanistan, 11-year-old Shoaib has his sights set on one goal.

“When I wake up in the morning, I think about soccer,” says the young football fan. “I go to bed at night and I still think about soccer. In Afghanistan I played soccer and here in Germany I play soccer too. In my life, so many things have changed but playing soccer stayed the same.”

22 Jan 2018 description

ISLAMABAD, Monday 22 January 2018 – The UN refugee agency said Monday that there have been no changes to the textbooks currently used in refugee schools in Pakistan._DSC0162

The education curriculum of Afghanistan is used in refugee schools in Pakistan. This helps prepare pupils for their reintegration into the schooling system in Afghanistan should they decide to return. Curricula from a refugee’s home-country are also used in other refugee situations around the world.

22 Jan 2018 description
report Finnish Red Cross

Large-scale power outages in the beginning of January demonstrated the strength of the Red Cross volunteers’ aid in Kainuu. The situation was worst in Suomussalmi and Hyrynsalmi.

Juha Hankkila from Hyrynsalmi has been volunteering with the Red Cross for two years. When a power grid failure caused problems in the local community, volunteers were ready to act.

22 Jan 2018 description

Summary

At 31 December 2017, there were 1285 people in immigration detention facilities, including 958 in immigration detention on the mainland and 327 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 448 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,590 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

22 Jan 2018 description

The Republic of Korea has stepped up its long-running support for UNFPA’s response to gender-based violence (GBV) in Afghanistan with a recent contribution of $5.4 million.

These funds will help sustain UNFPA’s projects, established through the national government as well as local governments, to prevent and respond to GBV through the end of 2020. These projects are currently active in 11 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces, and will expand over the next year to reach 24 provinces.  

22 Jan 2018 description

As many as 4,500 migrants live in government-operated camps in Serbia, but rights activists say that hundreds of others are scattered in the capital Belgrade

BELGRADE, Jan 21 (Reuters) - After traversing several countries en route to the rich West, Najibullah, a former policeman from the Afghan town of Kholm, his pregnant wife and four children, got stuck in Serbia.

Read more on the Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation

21 Jan 2018 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban-claimed attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed at least six civilians, including one woman, and injured at least three others.

The Intercontinental Hotel was scheduled to hold a technology conference on 21 January, organized by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Also at the hotel, guests had gathered for a wedding ceremony.

21 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Conflict indicators reached record highs in 2017, including air strikes.

  • The coming months are expected to be drier and warmer than on average, affecting the upcoming winter and spring crops.

  • Pressure could mount again on more than two million Afghan citizens in Pakistan to return to their home country.

  • Awareness campaigns by health workers in Khost have built trust with residents and ensured their better treatment.