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Headlines (last 30 days)
- UNICEF: Afghanistan sees three-fold increase in attacks on schools in one year – UNICEF. 28 May 2019
- UN News: About 600,000 Afghan children face death from malnutrition without emergency funds. 24 May 2019
- IOM: A third of Afghans have migrated or been displaced since 2012: IOM. 21 May 2019
Most read reports
- UNAMA: UN: Civilian population in Afghanistan must be protected from harm. 9 Jun 2019
- IOM: IOM - Humanitarian Assistance Programme (HAP) Weekly Report (29 May - 11 June 2019). 17 Jun 2019
- IPS: Afghan Schools Left Unprotected by Government & International Community. 6 Jun 2019
- DFID: Over five million Afghans to receive emergency life-saving UK aid. 17 Jun 2019
- USAID: Catalyzing Afghan Agricultural Innovation. 17 Jun 2019
This week, 629 people arrived on the Aegean islands, a decrease from last week’s 867 arrivals but an increase from last year’s 500 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 90, compared to 124 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
"More and more illegal immigrants are trying to get in via the Hungarian-Serbian and Hungarian-Romanian borders”, Chief Security Advisor to the Prime Minister György Bakondi said on Hungarian M1 television’s Friday evening current affairs program.
Mr. Bakondi said two hundred people are being apprehended along the border each week along the Hungarian-Serbian border, compared to one hundred-a-week previously. Larger numbers of Afghans, Pakistanis and Iranians are being seen along both the Hungarian border and the Balkan migration route, he added.
On 21 May, three young men from Afghanistan and one from Pakistan were found in critical condition at a parking lot near Novi Sad, after they had spent several hours in a sealed gas tank, at temperature above 60 degrees Celsius. Presumably, they tried to hide in the truck to clandestinely enter Croatia. Although they were immediately transferred to the Clinical Centre in Novi Sad, three passed away, including a 16 year old unaccompanied boy from Afghanistan. Families, friends and authorities cooperated in organizing the repatriation of their bodies to Afghanistan for burial.
In line with national education laws, policies and planning, and in support of host countries, States and relevant stakeholders will contribute resources and expertise to expand and enhance the quality and inclusiveness of national education systems to facilitate access by refugee and host community children (both boys and girls), adolescents and youth to primary, secondary and tertiary education.
Global Compact on Refugees, 2018. §68.
EDUCATION CANNOT WAIT AND A WIDE RANGE OF NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS LAUNCH $1.8 BILLION RESOURCE MOBILIZATION CALL TO ACTION
CATALYTIC INVESTMENTS TO SUPPORT QUALITY EDUCATION FOR 9 MILLION CHILDREN AND YOUTH IN THE WORLD’S WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISES
CONFLICT AND HUNGER - FACTS & FIGURES
Of the more than 800 million hungry (i.e. chronically food insecure) people in the world, about 490 million live in countries affected by conflict. That’s 60 percent of the world’s hungry people. SOFI 2018
Some 74 million people - two thirds of the 113 million people facing acute hunger in the world - are located in 21 countries affected by conflict and insecurity. Global Report on Food Crises 2019
Démarré en février 2018, le projet pilote ESIRAS financé par la Commission européenne s’achèvera en août prochain. Ce projet expérimental (cf. encadré) a été conçu pour favoriser l’insertion professionnelle et sociale de personnes ayant obtenu le statut de réfugiés ou la protection subsidiaire. Déployé par la Croix-Rouge française en Ile-de-France, il a montré toute sa pertinence. Aujourd’hui, un second projet ESIRAS se dessine, pour aller plus loin encore.
This week, 867 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 534 arrivals and from last year’s 711 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 124, compared to 76 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
_Today, the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) published a Country of Origin Information (COI) Report entitled ‘Afghanistan – Security situation’. The report is a fifth update of the version first published in February 2015 and provides a comprehensive overview of the security situation in Afghanistan. _
So far in 2019, a total of 9,748 refugees and migrants arrived in Greece by sea. The majority are from Afghanistan (34%), Syria (15%) and Iraq (12%). More than half of the population are women (24%) and children (37%), while 39% are men.
Arrivals in May 2019, at 2,651 increased in comparison to April, when 1,856 people had arrived on the islands. Arrivals during 2019 are 14% lower than those in 2018.
205,829 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019
195,841 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2019
9,988 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2019
13,908 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
263 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
5% of returnees from Iran (691 individuals) assisted
68% of returnees from Pakistan (180 individuals) assisted
2018 IN NUMBERS
Our programmes and advocacy span five main areas of work: education, health, protection, child poverty and child rights governance, in both long-term and emergency settings.
40.8 MILLION CHILDREN
reached directly by the Save the Children global movement across 118 countries*
9.3 MILLION CHILDREN
reached in emergencies by the Save the Children global movement through 113 humanitarian responses in 58 countries
reached directly in the United Kingdom
WFP assisted 427,500 people with 5,700 metric tons of food and US$1.4 million in cash transfers to cover food needs in April.
Flash floods affected 175,000 people in 17 provinces in April. WFP provided emergency food assistance to 88,000 people.
US$52.8 million is the net funding shortfall for the next six months (May – October 2019).
In May, 70,000 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (34,474 families) received cash assistance in Greece, in 114 locations.
Summary of Regional Cash Working Group Activities 2018-19