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19 Jan 2018 description

Feature: Philippines

As many as 790,000 people were displaced between 16 and 28 December in Regions V, VI, VII, VIII, XIII and MIMAROPA due to Tropical Storm Urduja/Kai-Tak which made landfall in the Philippines on 12 December and exited on 19 December. A total of 418,000 people stayed in evacuation centres, while 372,000 people stayed with families and friends. As of 28 December, all evacuees had returned home (DROMIC, 4 Jan 2018).

18 Jan 2018 description
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Croatia + 5 others
Radio Refugee
report Médecins du Monde

In 2016, Doctors of the World Belgium began providing medical care and psychological counseling to asylum seekers at two centers in Croatia.

Syrians, Iraqis, Pakistanis and Iranians are among those living at the centers who have fled due to dire circumstances such as war, persecution and crippling poverty.

In Croatia, our team consists of general health practitioners, nurses, community workers and interpreters who provide primary healthcare check ups and conduct health screenings of newly arrived applicants to ensure their well being and protection.

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

1,987 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

51,751 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

98,191 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

462,361 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

87% of returnees from Pakistan (1,737 individuals) assisted

6% of returnees from Iran (2,982 individuals) assisted

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

439 Special Cases (SC) from Iran among those assisted, 29 from Pakistan

16 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

315 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

11,678 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

718 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018

20,759 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

92% of returnees from Pakistan (290 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (427 individuals) assisted

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

88 Medical Cases (MC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

16 Jan 2018 description
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Key issues:

  • In the past week, more than 1,000 displaced people reportedly arrived in Nili district, Daykundi, from Gizab district, Uruzgan.

  • Some 1,000 people were displaced within Chawkay and Khaskunar districts, Kunar Province, according to authorities.

  • From 7 to 13 January, a total of 11,993 Afghans returned to their home country from Pakistan and Iran.

  • During the past week, more than 150,000 displaced people, returnees, refugees and host families received some form of humanitarian aid.

15 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • The overall situation remained stable with 4,196 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants counted in Serbia on 14 January 2018. 3,921 (or 94%) of them are housed in 18 governmental centres, while some 170, mostly men, continued sleeping in informal locations in Belgrade city centre and smaller groups near borders with Croatia or Hungary.

15 Jan 2018 description
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(Kabul, 15 January 2018): Aid agencies in Afghanistan need US$430 million this year to help the most vulnerable girls, women, boys and men across the country. The money will be used to assist 2.8 million people displaced by conflict or natural disasters with emergency shelter and food, to treat patients injured by conflict, to feed malnourished children or assist vulnerable families returning home after years in Iran or Pakistan.

12 Jan 2018 description

The materials contained in this supplementary document complement those found in the existing IRP Guidance Note on Recovery – Health. The discussions and case studies contained herein portray an expanded and oftentimes fresh perspective on many of the issues found in the original guidance note on several new and emerging issues for which there exist best practices and lessons learned.

11 Jan 2018 description

FACTS & FIGURES

Over 3.7 million refugees in Turkey (official estimate - Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Interior)

European Commission humanitarian funding for Turkey under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey:

€1.4 billion from 2016 to 2017

Total aid under the EU Facility for Refugees in Turkey: €3 billion from 2016 to 2017

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11 Jan 2018 description

On 12 December 2017, over 200 Afghan refugee children from schools across Tehran province participated in a fun-filled day of activities which focused on refugee child protection, in an effort foster childhood development and self-confidence through learning and play. With the support of UNHCR Field Office Tehran, Provincial Bureau of Aliens and Foreign Immigrants’ Affairs (BAFIA) Tehran collaborated with the Kanoun Institute for Intellectual Development of Children and Youth, ILIA NGO and the Imam Ali Association to organize this exciting event in Tehran.

10 Jan 2018 description
  • 176,042 Total arrivals to Europe

  • 164,754 Total arrivals to Europe by sea

  • 11,288 Total arrivals to Europe by land

Highlights

09 Jan 2018 description

Total (observed) arrivals – December: 364
Total (observed) arrivals - November: 643

Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - December: 58
Total (observed) arrivals of unaccompanied/separated children - November: 68

Total occupancy of government centres – end December: 4,100
Total occupancy of government centres - end November: 3,950

Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end December: 4,300
Total presence of refugees/migrants/asylum-seekers – end November: 4,300

08 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13152

Security Council
8152nd Meeting (PM)
5 January 2018

Recent protests sweeping Iran had resulted in more than 20 deaths, a top United Nations political official told the Security Council today, as the body met for an emergency session on the matter despite objections from some representatives who argued that the Council was not the proper forum for such a debate.

07 Jan 2018 description

by Reuters
Saturday, 6 January 2018 21:28 GMT

DUBAI, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit western Iran on Saturday, injuring 21 people, state television reported.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

05 Jan 2018 description

GENEVA (5 January 2018) – Demands by protesters in Iran for freedom and adequate living standards must be addressed and their rights respected, UN human rights experts* have stated. 

Four Special Rapporteurs expressed extreme concern over the reported deaths of more than 20 people including children and hundreds of arrests across the country. 

“We are very disturbed by the way the authorities have responded to the protests,” the experts said a joint statement. 

05 Jan 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This report focuses on lessons learned by WFP from the Ready to Respond project, a joint UN humanitarian preparedness programme funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

Ready to Respond was instigated in late 2013 by UNICEF and WFP, who were joined in 2015 by OCHA and UNHCR. DFID’s support enabled the agencies to implement a wide range of preparedness activities, aiming at reinforcing their own capacity and the capacity of partners in being better prepared to respond to disasters.

03 Jan 2018 description

SG/SM/18848

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

The Secretary-General is following with concern recent developments in Iran. He deplores the loss of life in the protests. He urges respect for the rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression, and that any demonstrations take place in a peaceful manner. Further violence must be avoided.

For information media. Not an official record.