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24 Jun 2019 description

Official TRCs are at full capacity and there is an urgent need to identify locations for new TRCs to-be quickly operationalized.

The security situation in and around the Bira and Miral TRCs continues to be challenging with tensions between nationalities and un-authorized entries.

There is an urgent need for expanded outreach activities and to facilitate access to services for refugees and migrants outside of centres.

KEY INDICATORS

7,500 – 8,500 estimated refugee and migrant population in BiH at the end of May 2019

23 Jun 2019 description

To date in 2019, 2,320 registered refugees voluntarily returned to Afghanistan, out of which 1,597 returned from Pakistan, 673 from Iran and 52 from other countries. In 2018, 15,699 registered refugees voluntarily returned from neighboring and non-neighboring countries.

132,171 individuals have been displaced by conflict in 2019 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance. In 2018, 343,341 individuals were newly displaced by conflict.

06 Jun 2019 description

April saw an increased number of refugees and migrants in UnaSana Canton (USC) and in particular of unaccompanied and separated children and families.

Protection outreach efforts have been intensified and a dedicated Working Group established in USC to coordinate protection efforts outside of centres.

Measles, mumps, and rubella, immunization of refugee and migrant children commenced in April, with the support of the WHO, UNICEF, and partners.

Key Indicators

20 May 2019 description
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Highlights

• In April, UNICEF supported national efforts to prevent and address child marriage. Together with the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, UNICEF trained more than 600 staff from the Ministry of Interior, who play a key role in the immediate response to child marriage cases.

24 Apr 2019 description
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Highlights

  • In March, 404,610 children received a payment from the Conditional Cash Transfer for Education (CCTE) Programme for Syrians and Other Refugees. The total number of refugee children who have benefitted from the CCTE to date is 494,620, including 1,324 out-of-school children enrolled in the Accelerated Learning Programme.

26 Mar 2019 description
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Highlights

• In February, UNICEF supported the Turkish government’s efforts to prevent and address child marriage, with a focus on capacity building. Approximately 460 staff and service providers from the government, armed forces, women’s shelters and violence prevention centres were trained on how to better identify and respond to child marriage cases.

25 Mar 2019 description

Vaša Prava and UNHCR supported asylum seekers (who registered their claim over nine months ago) to become legally eligible for employment in BiH.
On 2 February, the Una-Sana Canton authorities placed a restriction on the entry of newly arriving single men to the Miral and Bira TRCs.
Approval from the Government of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton is still pending for refugee and migrant children in the Salakovac Reception Center to access primary school.

KEY INDICATORS

4,800 – 5,300 estimated refugee and migrant population at the end of February 2019

25 Mar 2019 description

In Numbers

29,941 people assisted in February 2019

298 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 177,887 cash-based transfers made

US$ 0.92 m six months (March-August 2019) net WFP Iran funding requirements

Operational Updates

02 Mar 2019 description

15,699 registered refugees voluntarily returned in 2018 to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries. So far in 2019, 167 refugees have returned. Returns from Pakistan are currently on winter break, and will commence in 1 March.

343,341 individuals were newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need of protection and assistance. 8,101 individuals (1,179 families) have been recorded displaced in 2019 to date.

01 Mar 2019 description
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Highlights

• At the start of 2019, Turkey continues to host the largest registered refugee population in the world with over 4 million refugees and asylumseekers registered, of whom over 1.7 million are children.

01 Feb 2019 description
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Highlights

• By the end of 2018, more than 645,000 Syrian and other refugee children were enrolled in Turkish public schools and temporary education centres across the country – a five per cent increase over the previous school year. Over 47,000 young Syrian and Turkish children were enrolled in early childhood education.

• The Conditional Cash Transfer for Education for refugee children expanded significantly in 2018, from 188,500 children enrolled in January to nearly 411,000 in December.

20 Dec 2018 description
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Highlights

• The number of refugee children enrolled in schools continued to increase in November from over 640,000 to over 650,000 as a result of ongoing efforts and outreach by the Ministry of National Education and UNICEF.

• UNICEF completed the distribution of school bags and stationery kits to vulnerable students in over 20 provinces, reaching over 800,000 since the start of the school year in September.

20 Dec 2018 description

In Numbers

276 mt of food assistance distributed

US$173,036 cash based transfers made

US$0.3 m six months (December-May 2018) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total

29,992 people assisted in November 2018

Operational Updates

01 Dec 2018 description

Accommodation capacity increased by over 2,000 spaces and large voluntary transfers moved the majority refugees and migrants from informal sites.
Restrictions on freedom of movement remain in place in UnaSana Canton and significantly limit access to services and rights and pose operational obstacles.
The Special Representative of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on Migration and Refugees visited Bosnia and Herzegovina in the month, including Una-Sana Canton.

KEY INDICATORS

29 Nov 2018 description
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Highlights

  • Net enrolment of refugee students for the 2018-2019 school year grew from 615,000 in September to over 640,000 in October. UNICEF distributed school bags and stationery kits to more than 500,000 refugee and Turkish students in 23 provinces, and is working closely with the government and partners to increase enrolment and expand access.