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Headlines (last 30 days)
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack in Afghanistan. 10 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Two million Afghan children cannot reach their full potential due to undernutrition. 2 Jul 2019
- UNICEF: Scores of children among casualties in Kabul attack - UNICEF. 1 Jul 2019
Most read reports
- Save the Children: At least 25 children hospitalised after Ghazni car bomb attack. 10 Jul 2019
- World Bank: Afghanistan Development Update: April 2019. 21 Jul 2019
- WHO: One or more at a time: building infectious disease wards in hospitals in different provinces across Afghanistan. 21 Jul 2019
- Education Cluster: Afghanistan: Education in Emergencies Working Group (EiEWG) Dashboard – Jan - June 2019. 21 Jul 2019
- GPEI: Polio this week as of 17 July 2019. 19 Jul 2019
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.
7,500 – 8,500 estimated refugee and migrant population in BiH at the end of May 2019
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.
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.
URBAN SETTLEMENTS WORKING GROUP
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.
4,800 – 5,300 estimated refugee and migrant population at the end of February 2019
134 refugee and migrant children, from House of All, the Žene sa Une safe house, and the Sedra,
Borići, Ušivak, and Bira TRCs were enrolled in primary education.
IOM opened the Borići TRC on 3 January and the first 136 refugees and migrants moved in. The Borići TRC is predominantly for families with children.
Health care services in the Ušivak TRC are now provided by the Sarajevo Cantonal Health Institute through the Hadžići Primary Health Centre, with the support of DRC.
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.
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.
1. General Overview:
I. The last winter season (2017/2018), was mild as compared to 2017 but with severe cold temperatures. Minus 14 degree was reported in Badakhshan, Bamyan, Daykundi, Paktyia and Ghazni while temperature in Kabul went to minus 8 degree during the winter. There were few incidents of avalanches and limited snow fall.
Close to 4 million refugees Turkey continues to be home to the world’s largest refugee population.
Key locations Almost 50 percent of all refugees in Turkey are registered in four key provinces: Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul and Sanliurfa.
Youth refugees Approximately one million refugees in Turkey are aged between 15 and 24, of which 60 percent are male.
Working with Partners and Public Institutions
As at 31 August 2018:
11,599 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (10,301 from Pakistan).
208,615 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.
78,340 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.
10,225 registered refugees have returned to Afghanistan from neighboring and non-neighboring countries (9,255 from Pakistan).
166,834 individuals have been newly displaced by conflict in 2018 and profiled by OCHA as internally displaced persons (IDPs) in need.
78,210 Pakistani refugees from North-Waziristan Agency have been biometrically registered in Khost province and verified in Paktika province.
Key Updates as at 31 July 2018
MAIN DEVELOPMENTS, RESPONSE AND ACHIEVEMENTS
UNHCR supported Serbia inter alia in the following fields:
a) Asylum System Development and response to the European Refugee and Migration Situation
b) Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness
c) Support to Solutions for Internally Displaced Persons
d) Support to Solutions for Refugees from former Yugoslavia
From January through June 2018, UNHCR expended USD 5, 4 million through partnership with 15 partners